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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.
Charis Tsevis holds a Diploma of Graphic Design from the Akademie für das Grafische Gewerbe, München and a Master in Visual Design from the Scuola Politecnica di Design, Milano. He manages a modest studio serving clients all over the world. His client list includes companies like Nike, Google, Ferrari, PepsiCo, Toyota and IKEA, advertising agencies like TBWA\Chiat\Day, Saatchi & Saatchi LA, DDB Munich and Leo Burnett Hong Kong and media like Time, Fortune, Wired and the Wall Street Journal. Charis is a visiting professor of Editorial Design and Typography at the AKTO College in Athens since the year 1996. He has also presented seminars at the Panteion University of Athens and he has given lectures in numerous national and international conferences and symposiums like the International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication, the TEDx Athens, the Adobe D-Day and many more. Charis is often writing articles about design theory, aesthetics and history of computing in some highly respected art and IT magazines in Greece (+design, RAM etc). He has also written 2 books about Adobe Photoshop. Charis' work is awarded in ED Awards (Europe), Epica Awards (Europe), NPSA (USA), Behance (USA), EBGE (Greece) and others. He is named for 3 times in a row as one of the 200 World Best Illustrators by Lürzer's Archive. His work has been featured in many books, magazines and websites around the world. His art work has been presented in exhibitions in Athens, Barcelona, San Jose and other cities around the globe. Charis is part of Parachute since 2001.