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Since its inception, Parachute® has received more than 40 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.
Studio visit by ECAL University Type Design Master students
In early July, we had the pleasure of welcoming ECAL’s talented team of future type designers to Typeroom aka Parachute Typefoundry’s design hub in downtown Athens.
Accompanied by Matthieu Cortat, head of the Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne’s two-year master’s degree in Type Design, the students of Switzerland’s renowned institution were introduced to the many qualities and values of greek typography and our studio’s vast portfolio and practices accompanied with a brief workshop on letterpress printing.
Panos Vassiliou, Parachute’s head of creative and founder gave an insightful presentation on the Athenian typography in a one-of-a-kind, type-infused tour of our Mediterranean metropolis that gave the students a glimpse of Greek type in use.
A day to remember rooted in the immaculate beauty of typography, the visit was a heartwarming gathering for the love of type.