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We are super excited! Two and a half months after lockdown, we would like to share with you a number of awards we received recently for our projects. PF Marlet, Parachute's latest type system, collected 3 awards one after the other. First, the coveted TDC Certificate of Typographic Excellence 2020, followed by another one from European Design Awards and a third distinction from Tokyo TDC. Marlet is a beautiful and inspiring set of typographic elements based on a minimal and simplistic approach to style and fashion.

At the same time, AntiManifesto, our oversized, heavily typographic compendium for the new feminine, excelled this year at Tokyo TDC Awards by being one of the 12 prize winning works among approximately 3000 entries from around the world. It was followed by a distinction at European Design Awards and a recent nomination by German Design Awards.

With the theme of this year’s conference being the mistakes as vital elements in creating a visual communication that will last in time, Parachute’s founder and type designer Panos Vassiliou gave a keynote speech filled with variable challenges, explaining his guidelines in managing the creative realm. “Much of what is happening during our creative path may seem as an instant failure. Yet, in the blink of an eye, a mistake can be a vital element in improving our craft and ourselves as creatives" noted Vassiliou.

Sitting in our offline vault and print catalogs for several years, but still available, these typographic gems will finally be released on the web next month. Designed by Vladimir Radibradovich, a foremost calligrapher, type designer and illustrator, this trilogy of script typefaces was recently revamped by our design team with full support for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. A few final touches and soon will be ready for you to purchase online.