Ale Paul is one of the founders of the Sudtipos project, the first Argentinean type foundry collective.
Ale’s career as an art director landed him in some of Argentina’s most prestigious studios, and handling such high-profile corporate brands as Arcor, Procter & Gamble, SC Johnson, Danone, and others. With the founding of Sudtipos in 2002, Ale shifted his efforts to typeface design, creating fonts and lettering for several top packaging agencies, along with commercial faces.
In 2006 he was a speaker at TMDG, the largest Latin American graphic design event in history – more than 4,000 designers were in attendance. He has also taught seminars and spoken at the TypoBerlin, TypeCon, Pecha Kucha and AtypI conferences, at the Type Directors Club in New York City, and at events in Spain, Portugal, Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela, Uruguay, Mexico and Canada.
His work has been featured in publications around the globe, including CommArts, Print, Step, Creative Review, Visual, Creative Arts, Novum, and many others.
He has walked away with awards from numerous design competitions. He has received four Type Directors Club TDC2 awards, in 2008 for Burgues Script, 2009 for Adios Script, 2011 for Poem Script and recently Hipster Script in 2012.
His typefaces design Piel Script recently received a Letter2 competition award as one of the best fonts of the decade.
He teaches a postgraduate typography program at the University of Buenos Aires, where he previously taught graphic design. He was designed ATypI’s country delegate.
Since 2012 is a new member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale.