As a general rule, most script fonts are built upon elements like smooth curves and delicate swashes. The concept for Haltrix was to head in the exact opposite direction, the starting point being the designer’s own handwriting. Every decision was made during development to make the letters as aggressive and angular as possible by avoiding curves and emphasizing straight line segments. Haltrix sits amongst other such scripts as Gabriel Martínez Meave’s Arcana and Roger Excoffon’s marvelous Mistral (as well as Elena Albertoni’s homage, Nouvelle Vague). The typeface was also influenced by blackletter types, bringing a harder-edged approach than its predecessors. The typeface is a connected script reliant upon OpenType Contextual Alternate lookups, and with several alternates, swashes, and wide language support.