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Since its inception, Parachute® has received more than 35 international distinctions including the esteemed Red Dot Grand Prix and TDC Certificate of Typographic Excellence. Additional awards were received by the European Design Awards, Tokyo TDC, German Design Awards, HiiiBrand, Granshan Awards, Communication Arts, Creative Review.
Be it magazines, books or newspapers, the work, the expertise and the bold approach to design of Parachute® Typefoundry has been featured in major publications around the world.
We are a digital type foundry and design agency, specialising in bespoke type design, corporate typefaces and lettering. We use the power of typography to transform living brands to global brands, enrich their identity and localise their language in emerging markets. Never content with the average, we manage to bridge the West with the East, the North with the South and combine tradition with innovation. We have collaborated with several leading organizations since 2001 and designed proprietary typefaces for some of the world’s most iconic brands and institutions such as Bank of America, Apple, European Commission, National Geographic, Ikea, Kraft Foods, UEFA, Samsung, Financial Times, Pernod Ricard, Ogilvy, Emirates.
Our work has earned numerous accolades around the world with top honours from TDC, Red Dot, European Design Awards, Tokyo TDC, HiiiBrand, Granshan Awards, Communication Arts and many others.
Our type library reflects the work of several talented designers, creatives, engineers and storytellers obsessed with type. Be it analog, digital or spatial, we use the power of typography to transform global brands.
Hasan Abu Afash
Hasan is a prolific Arab designer living in Gaza/Palestine. He's been running Hiba Studio since 2007. He has designed several Arabic fonts such as Hasan Alquds in cooperation with Mamoun Sakkal and Hasan Hiba, a traditional Kufi font. Hasan Hiba along with one of his other designs Hasan Noor were recently upgraded to the DecoType font format for use in WinSoft Tasmeem now bundled with InDesign CS4. Hasan Abu Afash has also developed complex opentype layout features for numerous Arabic fonts such as the Arajhi family for the Alrajhi Bank of Saudi Arabia, the Jumeirah Arabic font designed by Pascal Zoghbi and Huda AbiFares for Jumeirah International/UAE, the Seria Arabic font family designed by Pascal Zoghbi for FontShop International, Alinma TheSans fonts designed by Luc(as) de Groot and Mouneer ElShaarani for Al Inma Bank and Chams Arabic font family designed by Al Mohtaraf Assaudi.