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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.

275 font families from ParaType

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Freehand 471

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Freehand 471 Freehand 471

Brusque

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Brusque Brusque

PT Script Lightning

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PT Script Lightning PT Script Lightning

Unovis™

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Unovis™ Unovis™

Tauern

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Tauern Tauern

Colmena

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Colmena Colmena

Master Flo

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Master Flo Master Flo

Ariergard™

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Ariergard™ Ariergard™

Rossika

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Rossika Rossika

Karolla

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Karolla Karolla

Proun

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Proun Proun

PT Script Rainbow

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PT Script Rainbow PT Script Rainbow

Lazurski

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Lazurski Lazurski

Duetto

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Duetto Duetto

KvadratZ

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KvadratZ KvadratZ

Mag Mixer

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Mag Mixer Mag Mixer

Zagolovochnaya

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Zagolovochnaya Zagolovochnaya

Drunk

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Drunk Drunk

Mas d'Asil™

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Mas d'Asil™ Mas d'Asil™

Lehmann™

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Lehmann™ Lehmann™

Astron

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Astron Astron

New Standard

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New Standard New Standard

Deca Serif

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Deca Serif Deca Serif

OCR One

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OCR One OCR One

Motiv

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Motiv Motiv

Flox Rounded

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Flox Rounded Flox Rounded

Foros™

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Foros™ Foros™

Banco®

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Banco® Banco®

Mellnik

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Mellnik Mellnik

Selina

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Selina Selina

Express®

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Express® Express®

Parsek

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Parsek Parsek

PT Script Breeze

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PT Script Breeze PT Script Breeze

Amore

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Amore Amore

Xenia

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Xenia Xenia

Black Grotesk

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Black Grotesk Black Grotesk

Mister Earl

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Mister Earl Mister Earl

Guenter

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Guenter Guenter

Ladoga

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Ladoga Ladoga

Mono Condensed

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Mono Condensed Mono Condensed

Han Zi

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Han Zi Han Zi

Yanus

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Yanus Yanus

Mysl

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Mysl Mysl

Private Sans

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Private Sans Private Sans

Deca Sans

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Deca Sans Deca Sans

Harry Plotter

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Harry Plotter Harry Plotter

Epsilon

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Epsilon Epsilon

Zapf Elliptical 711

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Zapf Elliptical 711 Zapf Elliptical 711

Blooming Meadow

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Blooming Meadow Blooming Meadow

Flox

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Flox Flox

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