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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.
Alexandros Papalexis graduated from the University of Graphic Arts and Design of Athens in 1991 and ever since he is devoted to the power of the eye. The graphic designer, illustrator and type designer Papalexis made a name for himself via creating corporate packages for leading Greek companies and the most prominent music labels and local artists. A frequent collaborator of Parachute® and the recipient of numerous awards, prizes, commendations and publications both in Greece (EVGE, Ermis) and abroad (Pentawards, Red Dot), Papalexis has designed ten typefaces for PF's line of products -enter PF Kids, PF Junior, PF Playskool, PF Freescript, PF Panel, etc. “A graphic designer's knowledge of typography is the backbone of ones creativity and aesthetics" says Papalexis, a truly versatile designer whose playful and vibrant type designs enrich the Parachute Fonts extensive type system universe.