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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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Svetlana

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Svetlana Svetlana

Unovis™

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Unovis™ Unovis™

Millettre

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Millettre Millettre

Blonde Fraktur

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Blonde Fraktur Blonde Fraktur

Shaltai

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Shaltai Shaltai

Cliche

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Cliche Cliche

Mirandolina

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7 fonts from $25.00
Mirandolina Mirandolina

Master Flo

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Master Flo Master Flo

Henman

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Henman Henman

Zagolovochnaya

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Zagolovochnaya Zagolovochnaya

Lehmann™

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Lehmann™ Lehmann™

Drunk

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Drunk Drunk

Astron

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Astron Astron

Mellnik Text

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12 fonts from $25.00
Mellnik Text Mellnik Text

Narevik

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Narevik Narevik

Hub

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Hub Hub

Harry Plotter

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Harry Plotter Harry Plotter

Mono Condensed

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Mono Condensed Mono Condensed

Vermicello

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Vermicello Vermicello

Diana

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Diana Diana

Melody

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Melody Melody

Bachenas

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Bachenas Bachenas

Adventure™

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Adventure™ Adventure™

Fatum™

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Fatum™ Fatum™

Rosabella

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Rosabella Rosabella

Lustre

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Lustre Lustre

Kartell

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Kartell Kartell

Red Klin

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Red Klin Red Klin

Leshy

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Leshy Leshy

Haverj

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Haverj Haverj

Proun

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Proun Proun

NataliScript™

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NataliScript™ NataliScript™

Prospect™

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Prospect™ Prospect™

Orden™

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Orden™ Orden™

Petroglyph™

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Petroglyph™ Petroglyph™

Ornament

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Ornament Ornament

Henman Pictograms™

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3 fonts from $65.00
Henman Pictograms™ Henman Pictograms™

Hortensia™

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Hortensia™ Hortensia™

Quant Antiqua

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Quant Antiqua Quant Antiqua

Stroganov™

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Stroganov™ Stroganov™

Corrida

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Corrida Corrida

Decor

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Decor Decor

Bowman

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Bowman Bowman

Performance

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Performance Performance

PT Earthquake

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PT Earthquake PT Earthquake

Multicross

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Multicross Multicross

Nat Pictures

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Nat Pictures Nat Pictures

Quiet Time

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Quiet Time Quiet Time

Gulitov

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Gulitov Gulitov

Kudryashev

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Kudryashev Kudryashev

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