"During my time in college, I had a contemporary art class about the transition from modernism to postmodernism and found that very inspiring.

I decided to create a traditional serif font with an additional "postmodern" weight. This weight is supposed to somewhat function as italics – but instead of the usual lettershapes I wanted to use the means of the computer – "cut & paste" to do so.

Starting out with some calligraphic shapes, I transferred these to the computer and designed the regular weight. Due to the both manual and digital influences, Alita turned out to be situated between renaissance and transitional Antiqua with some organic and some more "rational" details.

The alternative "postmodern"-font is based on this regular font, in the following I added the small caps and the bold weight."

— Peter Hoffman —