Excellence Award from Creative Review

20 Jan 2011

The last issue of Creative Review showcases the winners of the first Type Annual for Excellence in International Typeface Design over the past year. A large number of entries were judged by Coralie Bickford-Smith who is senior cover designer at Penguin Books, John Bateson a fellow of ISTD and founder of Bateson Studio and Fiona Ross, lecturer, author and typographic designer. In addition several experts were consulted such as Maxim Zhukov, Miguel Sousa, Dr Mamoun Sakkal and Adi Stern. There were 4 main categories: display faces, bespoke faces, non-latin faces and text faces. Parachute’s Regal Pro was selected to be among the winners in the text faces category. Back in October of last year it won again first place in the display category at the Granshan Awards. Regal Pro was originally created for the redesign of Grazia magazine and later was revamped and upgraded for commercial use. The original 3 basic families were expanded to include more variations, ligatures, swashes and additional support for Latin and Greek. The final version of Regal includes 6 families. Currently Regal Pro is available locally but will be officially released online shortly.