Parachute is an independent award-winning type foundry. It landed in 1999, but it wasn't till 2001 that it started operating as a full-scale company. Since then, 13 designers have joined in to form a select group of open minded, free spirited individuals, all coming from diverse design fields.
Over the years, Parachute has built a strong network of valuable relationships with customers in Europe, United States, Canada, Asia and Australia. It's clientele includes multinational companies such as Disney, Time Warner, McGraw-Hill, Ikea, Vodafone, Nestle and Unilever, advertising and branding agencies such as BBDO, McCann Erickson, TBWA, MetaDesign, JWT, Interbrand, Wieden+Kennedy, publications such as Financial Times, National Geographic, Travel+Leisure, Playboy, Elle, Grazia, Marie Claire, PC Magazine, PC World, as well as 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.
During the last 5 years Parachute has won several major international typeface design awards, while its work has been featured and extensively presented in design-oriented magazines.
Most Parachute fonts have been designed to offer multilingual support for major scripts such as Latin, Greek, Cyrillic. Latest entries support Arabic as well.