competitions - Parachute® on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Red dot is the largest and one of the most influential design competitions in the world. This year, 15 international experts assessed, tested and evaluated more than 6,800 entries from 43 countries in Essen, Germany. They focused on innovative and smart design that sets new trends. Among the winners, Parachute was awarded the “red dot: best of the best” for the top design quality work of Regal Pro.

This set of five superfamilies has already received 6 international awards and distinctions before its official online release. Among them, Regal was also a winner in the Communication Arts Annual Competition 2012, in last year’s Creative Review Type Competition 2011, as well as a winner in the Granshan Awards 2010.

Regal Pro was originally created for the redesign of Grazia magazine and later was revamped and upgraded for commercial use. The original three basic families were expanded to include more variations, ligatures, swashes and additional support for Cyrillic and Greek. The final version of Regal includes 5 families. The prestigious Red dot best of the best award coincides with the release of Parachute’s new website and the official release of PF Regal Pro, which will be available online in a few days.

competitions - Parachute® on Thursday, May 03rd, 2012

Seeking global recognition for your type design project? Granshan 2012 has announced the 5th International Type Design Competition for non-Latin typefaces. Entries can be submitted until May 21, 2012. The categories include Cyrillic, Greek, Armenian, Indian, Arabic as well as Latin typefaces. Type designers from all parts of the world are invited to participate. Eligible are all typefaces that have been designed or digitized after 2001 and meet the competition requirements. The organizing committee of Granshan, has decided for this year to hold the competition in Yerevan, Armenia celebrating the 500th anniversary of the first printed Armenian book and the declaration of Yerevan as World Book Capital 2012 by UNESCO. The winners will be announced at a press conference held by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia in Yerevan in the month of June. Following the announcement, winning works and further selected entries will be exhibited in Yerevan and subsequently shown in Munich during the month of November and in Hong Kong during the month of October at ATypI conference.

Further information can be found here: www.granshan.org

News - Parachute® on Thursday, January 19th, 2012

For the second consecutive year Communication Arts held its annual typography and type design competition in search for the best typography of the year. The 2012 Typography Annual showcases the 150 winning projects selected by a distinguished panel of jurors such as Richard Kegler, Erik Spiekermann and Tiffany Wardle de Sousa.
More than 1,700 entries were submitted for this second Typography Annual, reflecting the quantity of work produced in a single year. The organisers were pleased with the international nature of the submissions, especially in the typeface category, and the inclusion of several non-Latin typefaces.

Regal Finesse Pro by Parachute, was selected to be among the winners in the typeface design category. This is not the first time that various families from the Regal series receive awards. Regal was also a winner in last year’s Creative Review Type Competition, as well as a winner in the Granshan Awards 2010. Regal Pro was originally created for the redesign of Grazia magazine and later was revamped and upgraded for commercial use. The original 3 basic families were expanded to include more variations, ligatures, swashes and additional support for Latin and Greek. The final version of Regal includes 5 families. Currently Regal Pro is available offline but will be officially released online shortly.

News - Parachute® on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Typotag is an established venue organized by the Typographic Society of Munich tgm (Typographische Gesellschaft München). This year it includes three inspiring exhibitions and a number of lectures. Part of the exhibition is the TDC 56 show which makes a stop in Munich with the winning competition entries of the Type Directors Club of New York. Typotag also welcomes the winners of the Granshan 2010 The 3rd International Eastern Type Design Competition which is aimed specifically to Armenian, Cyrillic, and Greek scripts. Finally, Typolyrics presents the works of several celebrated graphic designers as well as talented young designers from around the world, who use typefaces to give shape to lyrics of more than 170 songs from new wave and disco to metal and hip hop. The event runs from 13 to 31 of October 2010 at 32 Isabella Street, 80796 Munich, Germany.

Highlights from the opening day

News - Parachute® on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

The results for Granshan 2010 the 3rd International Eastern Type Design Competition were announced recently. The competition took place in Dublin on the 9th and 12th of September 2010 during the ATypI conference. It was organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia and the Typographic Society of Munich (tgm - Typographische Gesellschaft München). Type competitions are often oriented towards the West and usually focus on the Latin script. On the other hand, the Granshan competition focuses on the importance of other script systems, such as Armenian, Cyrillic, and Greek. Parachute® received altogether 4 awards. Panos Vassiliou who, a few months earlier, received a silver award from the European Design Awards 2010, won three awards and Vedran Erakovic one.

More specifically, Regal Pro won first place in the Display category while the second place in the same category was won by the popular Champion Script Pro, which has been getting rave reviews ever since its first release. Regal Pro is a comprehensive type system which consists of text and display letterforms. It was developed originally for the redesign of Grazia magazine and is due to be commercially released late this fall. Adamant Pro, one of our newest entries won third place in the Cyrillic Text category. Finally, Encore Sans Pro a silver winner at the ED Awards 2010, won second place in the Greek Text category. During the last 3 years Parachute has received nine international awards.
In total, there were twelve awards given in four categories. You can view all the awards by visiting the official Granshan 2010 website. The works of the prize winners will be displayed at an exhibition in Munich, Germany from 13 to 31 of October organized by the Typographic Society of Munich (tgm) and from 14 to 25 of October in Yerevan organized by the Ministry of Culture of Armenia.

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