Portuguese designer Patricia Carvalho created the font in 1997. Linotype Cethubala is part of the Take Type Library, chosen from contestants of Linotype’s International Digital Type Design Contests of 1994 and 1997. It is a playful and unusual font. Its roots lie in the characters of runes and old alphabets and the font is, in the words of the designer, ‘an attempt to interpret and carry the knowledge of the magic world.’ Linotype Cethubala is intended exclusively for headlines in large point sizes. Linotype Cethubala is part of the .