ParaType
ParaType
ParaType was established as a font department of ParaGraph International in 1989 in Moscow, Russia. At that time in the Soviet Union all typeface development was concentrated in one rather small group which belonged to a state research institute, Polygraphmash. It had the most complete and in fact the only one collection of Cyrillic typefaces. The collection included revivals of Cyrillic typefaces developed by Berthold and Lehmann type foundries established at the end of 19th century in St. Petersburg and artworks of Vadim Lazurski, Galina Bannikova, Nikolay Kudryashov and other masters of type and graphic design of Soviet time.



ParaType became the first privately-owned type foundry in many years. A license agreement with Polygraphmash allows ParaType to manufacture and distribute their typefaces. Most of Polygraphmash staff designers soon moved to ParaType.



In the beginning of 1998 ParaType was separated from the parent company and established two companies: ParaType Inc. in California and ParaType, Ltd. in Russia that inherited typefaces and font software from ParaGraph. Both companies are directed by Emil Yakupov, former head of the font department of ParaGraph.



ParaType apply a multilingual approach to type design. Most of the fonts of the last years were developed from the very beginning for wide varieties of alphabets. ParaType's standard character set covers Western
ParaType has 201 Fonts Available for Desktop Licensing
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Ger
Ger
Geometric Slabserif
Geometric Slabserif
Hub
Hub
Humanist 521
Humanist 521
Humanist 531
Humanist 531
Kudryashev
Kudryashev
Kremlin Pro
Kremlin Pro
Kis
Kis
Katherine
Katherine
Kartell
Kartell
Joker
Joker
Jeff Script
Jeff Script
Jakob
Jakob
Inform
Inform
Hybrid
Hybrid
FreeSet
FreeSet
Freehand 471
Freehand 471
New Letter Gothic
New Letter Gothic
Emploi Travesti
Emploi Travesti
Emploi Ingenue
Emploi Ingenue
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Elina Decor
Elina Decor
Elina
Elina
Dublon
Dublon
Dotage Pic
Dotage Pic
Dom Casual
Dom Casual
DIN Condensed
DIN Condensed
English 157
English 157
Engravers Gothic
Engravers Gothic
Etienne
Etienne
Freaky Prickle Alt
Freaky Prickle Alt
Freaky Prickle
Freaky Prickle
Fraktura
Fraktura
Flox Rounded Bold
Flox Rounded Bold
Flox Rounded
Flox Rounded
Flox Bold
Flox Bold
Flox Regular
Flox Regular
Federico
Federico
Fast Fingers
Fast Fingers
Fashion Plate
Fashion Plate
Didona Extra Bold
Didona Extra Bold
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