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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 & Central European, and Cyrillic languages. The ParaType collection also contains Arabic, Armenian, Georgian and Greek fonts.

The main directions of ParaType design are: i) new original typefaces for the Russian design and publishing community; ii) revivals of historical Russian typefaces; iii) Cyrillic extensions of the best of Latin typefaces.

ParaType pays particular attention to screen quality of its fonts. Most ParaType fonts are hinted manually and many of them are even delta hinted.

In addition to fonts, ParaType develops software utilities for multilingual typing. The ParaWin series of products extends the language support of Windows and make it possible to work with multilingual documents.

271 font families from ParaType

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Octava™

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4 fonts from $30.00
Octava™ Octava™

Bachenas

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2 fonts from $30.00
Bachenas Bachenas

Petroglyph™

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1 font from $25.00
Petroglyph™ Petroglyph™

Haverj

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4 fonts from $30.00
Haverj Haverj

Zhikharev

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1 font from $30.00
Zhikharev Zhikharev

Proun

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4 fonts from $30.00
Proun Proun

Telingater Display™

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Telingater Display™ Telingater Display™

Orden™

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1 font from $30.00
Orden™ Orden™

Swift 2.0 Cyrillic®

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8 fonts from $100.00
Swift 2.0 Cyrillic® Swift 2.0 Cyrillic®

Nazhdak

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3 fonts from $30.00
Nazhdak Nazhdak

Katherine

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Katherine Katherine

Dagger

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Dagger Dagger

Wind

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Wind Wind

Pallada

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4 fonts from $25.00
Pallada Pallada

Venetian 301

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6 fonts from $30.00
Venetian 301 Venetian 301

Narevik

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7 fonts from $30.00
Narevik Narevik

Orbi Sans™

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8 fonts from $30.00
Orbi Sans™ Orbi Sans™

Airy

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2 fonts from $30.00
Airy Airy

Mellnik

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14 fonts from $25.00
Mellnik Mellnik

Deca Sans

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6 fonts from $30.00
Deca Sans Deca Sans

Adonis™

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4 fonts from $30.00
Adonis™ Adonis™

Fix Sys

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Fix Sys Fix Sys

Vermicello

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Vermicello Vermicello

Mysl

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Mysl Mysl

Elizabeth

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2 fonts from $30.00
Elizabeth Elizabeth

Brusque

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2 fonts from $25.00
Brusque Brusque

New Letter Gothic

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4 fonts from $30.00
New Letter Gothic New Letter Gothic

Henman Pictograms™

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3 fonts from $65.00
Henman Pictograms™ Henman Pictograms™

Unovis™

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Unovis™ Unovis™

Quadrat Grotesk™

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Quadrat Grotesk™ Quadrat Grotesk™

Zapf Elliptical 711

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Zapf Elliptical 711 Zapf Elliptical 711

PT Script Lightning

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PT Script Lightning PT Script Lightning

Freehand 471

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Freehand 471 Freehand 471

Vesna™

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1 font from $25.00
Vesna™ Vesna™

Mellnik Text

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12 fonts from $25.00
Mellnik Text Mellnik Text

Journal

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3 fonts from $25.00
Journal Journal

Kartell

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6 fonts from $25.00
Kartell Kartell

Prospect™

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4 fonts from $25.00
Prospect™ Prospect™

PT Script Rainbow

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PT Script Rainbow PT Script Rainbow

Nat Flight

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4 fonts from $30.00
Nat Flight Nat Flight

PT Script Barguzin

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PT Script Barguzin PT Script Barguzin

Decor

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Decor Decor

Lazurski

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4 fonts from $30.00
Lazurski Lazurski

Rosabella

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Rosabella Rosabella

Quant Antiqua

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3 fonts from $30.00
Quant Antiqua Quant Antiqua

Red Klin

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Red Klin Red Klin

Ornament

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Ornament Ornament

Leshy

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Leshy Leshy

Corrida

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1 font from $25.00
Corrida Corrida

Ariergard™

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3 fonts from $30.00
Ariergard™ Ariergard™

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