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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.

274 font families from ParaType

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Gothic 725

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Gothic 725 Gothic 725

Demosfen

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Demosfen Demosfen

Liana

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Liana Liana

Adonis™

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Adonis™ Adonis™

Little Cecily

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Little Cecily Little Cecily

Birch

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Birch Birch

Literaturnaya

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Literaturnaya Literaturnaya

SchoolBook

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SchoolBook SchoolBook

Plastilin

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Plastilin Plastilin

Hybrid

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Hybrid Hybrid

Freehand 471

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Freehand 471 Freehand 471

Elina

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Elina Elina

Cometa

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Cometa Cometa

Dagger

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Dagger Dagger

Text Book

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Text Book Text Book

Herold

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Herold Herold

Jakob

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Jakob Jakob

English 157

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English 157 English 157

Romanovsky

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Romanovsky Romanovsky

Lazurski

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Lazurski Lazurski

Betina Script

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Betina Script Betina Script

Airy

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Airy Airy

Buratino

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Buratino Buratino

Nat Flight

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Nat Flight Nat Flight

Unovis™

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Unovis™ Unovis™

PT Lightning

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PT Lightning PT Lightning

PT Script Ventus

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PT Script Ventus PT Script Ventus

Baker Signet

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Baker Signet Baker Signet

Circus Didot

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Circus Didot Circus Didot

Crash

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Crash Crash

Standard Poster

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Standard Poster Standard Poster

Compact

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Compact Compact

Pollock

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Pollock Pollock

PT Script Lightning

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PT Script Lightning PT Script Lightning

Ariergard Rondo™

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Ariergard Rondo™ Ariergard Rondo™

Izhitsa

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Izhitsa Izhitsa

Titla Brus

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Titla Brus Titla Brus

Bella

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Bella Bella

Astron

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Astron Astron

Fix Sys

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Fix Sys Fix Sys

Rossika

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Rossika Rossika

Margon

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Margon Margon

Agafia

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Agafia Agafia

PT Script Monsoon

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PT Script Monsoon PT Script Monsoon

Yess

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Yess Yess

Bernhard

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Bernhard Bernhard

Freaky Prickle

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Freaky Prickle Freaky Prickle

Star

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Star Star

Journal Sans

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Journal Sans Journal Sans

Fashion Plate

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Fashion Plate Fashion Plate

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