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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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PT Script Lightning

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PT Script Lightning PT Script Lightning

Tauern

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Tauern Tauern

Colmena

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Colmena Colmena

Karolla

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Karolla Karolla

Ariergard™

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Ariergard™ Ariergard™

Rossika

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Rossika Rossika

PT Script Rainbow

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PT Script Rainbow PT Script Rainbow

Duetto

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Duetto Duetto

Lazurski

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Lazurski Lazurski

KvadratZ

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KvadratZ KvadratZ

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™

OCR One

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OCR One OCR One

Quartal

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Quartal Quartal

Graffiti

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Graffiti Graffiti

Nazhdak

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Nazhdak Nazhdak

Motiv

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Motiv Motiv

Flox Rounded

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Flox Rounded Flox Rounded

New Standard

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New Standard New Standard

Kuenstler 480

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Kuenstler 480 Kuenstler 480

Deca Serif

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Deca Serif Deca Serif

PT Script Breeze

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PT Script Breeze PT Script Breeze

Aldine 401

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Aldine 401 Aldine 401

Express®

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Express® Express®

Amore

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Amore Amore

Xenia

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Xenia Xenia

Black Grotesk

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Black Grotesk Black Grotesk

Bogdan

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Bogdan Bogdan

Mister Earl

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Mister Earl Mister Earl

Guenter

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Guenter Guenter

Svetlana

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Svetlana Svetlana

Foros™

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8 fonts from $30.00
Foros™ Foros™

Mono Condensed

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Mono Condensed Mono Condensed

Han Zi

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Han Zi Han Zi

Parsek

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Parsek Parsek

Mellnik

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14 fonts from $25.00
Mellnik Mellnik

Mysl

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Mysl Mysl

Yanus

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Yanus Yanus

Private Sans

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Private Sans Private Sans

Brusque

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Brusque Brusque

Epsilon

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Epsilon Epsilon

Ladoga

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Ladoga Ladoga

Deca Sans

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Deca Sans Deca Sans

Haverj

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Haverj Haverj

Flox

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Flox Flox

Blooming Meadow

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Blooming Meadow Blooming Meadow

PT Script Stream

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PT Script Stream PT Script Stream

Vesna™

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Vesna™ Vesna™

New Journal

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New Journal New Journal

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