About Parachute

Parachute® landed in 1999, but it wasn’t till 2001 that it started operating as a full-scale company.

Parachute is based in Athens and is a major font supplier to most publishing houses and advertising agencies in Greece. It has built a strong network of valuable relationships with customers in Europe, United States, Canada and Australia, by providing custom font services and corporate font licensing.

It’s clientele includes multinational companies such as MTV, Disney, Ikea, Procter & Gamble, Vodafone, Nestle and Unilever, Publishing companies such as Time Warner, Random House, McGraw Hill, advertising and branding agencies such as BBDO, McCann Erickson, Young & Rubicam, TBWA, MetaDesign, Pentagram, JWT, Sudler & Hennessey, Interbrand, Wieden+Kennedy, publications such as Financial Times, National Geographic, Playboy, Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, PC Magazine, Votre Beauté and many others. The year 2003 marked the beginning of a new era for Parachute with the release of an award-winning catalog (PRINT European Design Annual 2004). Since then an emphasis was placed on multilingual support and opentype technology.

In the last 3 years Parachute’s designers have won eight major international awards, while their work has been featured and extensively presented in design-oriented magazines. In 2008, the Centro Pro series of superfamilies received a Gold Award from the European Design Awards for original typeface. In 2009, Parachute received three awards for Excellence in Type Design from the International Type Design Competition ‘Modern Cyrillic 2009’ which was held in Moscow. Most recently, Parachute received a Silver Award from the European Design Awards 2010 for the superfamily Encore Sans Pro and four awards from Granshan 2010 the 3rd International Eastern Type Design Competition.

Most Parachute fonts have been designed to offer multilingual support, for major scripts such as Latin, Greek, Cyrillic. Few of them offer Arabic support as well.