This is a carefully curated anthology of early Parachute typefaces never before released officially online.
The Parachute Archive Collection (PAC)
A library of typefaces —originally showcased in Parachute's 2003 font catalog— which included revivals of early type with historical importance, original typefaces that addressed contemporary design trends, as well as 20th-century type styles reimagined and infused with Parachute's signature type flair. In 2007, these typefaces were archived deep in our creative vault, to make way for a newer type library (our premium collection) which was developed over a period of four years, with its main focus on multiscript typefaces and advanced type systems.
Back by popular demand, the Archive Collection is a curated compilation of typefaces that honours our yesteryears whilst celebrating our type foundry’s humble yet highly experimental typographic beginnings. An eclectic mix of non-conformist type designs to complement Parachute’s award-winning Premium Collection and form our studio’s legacy.
The Parachute Archive Collection reflects credit on the work of seven designers who joined Parachute® early on, as a heartfelt appreciation of their craftsmanship and contribution. All the typefaces in the library support Latin and Greek, whilst more than a few, feature an extended set of glyphs such as Cyrillic. To top it all, a couple of variable fonts were added recently based on previously released archived typefaces.
Hope you discover more than a few typographic gems for your next project in these —once archived but now resurfaced— type designs, straight out of Parachute’s extensive creative vault. After all, everything old is new again :)