About PF Champion Script Pro Font Family
PF Champion Script Pro is perhaps the most advanced and powerful calligraphic family ever made.
It received an award for Excellence in Type Design from the International Type Design Competition ‘Modern Cyrillic 2009’ which was held in Moscow.
Most recently, it received another award from the 3rd International Eastern Type Design Competition - Granshan Awards 2010.
This typeface was first presented in June 2007 at the 3rd International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication (ICTVC) and was met with rave reviews.
It is based mainly on the manuscripts of the 18th century English calligrapher Joseph Champion. Developed over a period of two and a half years, each one of the 2 weights is loaded with 4300 glyphs(!), offering simultaneous support for all European languages based on the Latin, Greek and Cyrillic scripts. Furthermore, a wide selection of alternate forms and ligatures is included for all languages, in order to accommodate diverse design aesthetics. These alternates are either applied automatically through an advanced programming scheme, or manually through several OpenType features.
An attempt was made to design a contemporary script typeface with classic roots, by following certain guidelines, i.e. lowercase characters were designed so they are less inclined, have a higher x-height and are less condensed than the original. Several characters were stripped-off their connecting lines in order to enhance legibility. Four sets of alternate swashed capitals as well as a plethora of ornaments and frames (117) was included. Small caps and their alternate forms were designed to replace the capitals which disrupt the flow of text within a sentence with their extravagant swashes. All characters were carefully designed with the proper weight in order to sustain harsh printing conditions (on special papers), a situation which affects mainly the light connecting parts of calligraphic typefaces.
Finally, it was programmed in such a way as to preserve handwriting qualities, by designing an extensive array of ligatures and alternate glyphs in all languages, never before released or incorporated within the same font.
PF Champion Script® Pro
is a registered trademark of Parachute.
Parachute is a digital type foundry and design agency, specialising in bespoke type design, corporate typefaces and lettering. We use the power of typography to transform living brands to global brands, enrich their identity and localise their language in emerging markets. Never content with the average, we manage to bridge the West with the East, the North with the South and combine tradition with innovation. We have collaborated with several leading organizations since 2001 and designed proprietary typefaces for some of the world’s most iconic brands and institutions such as Bank of America, Apple, European Commission, National Geographic, Ikea, Kraft Foods, UEFA, Samsung, Financial Times, Pernod Ricard, Ogilvy, Emirates.Our work has earned numerous accolades around the world with top honours from TDC, Red Dot, European Design Awards, Tokyo TDC, HiiiBrand, Granshan Awards, Communication Arts and many others.