The Parachute® type library reflects the works of several talented designers as well as creatives around the world obsessed with type. They all come from diverse fields and have devoted long hours of work to the detailed and painstaking process of designing letterforms. Over the years they have created everything from contemporary text faces to cutting-edge display types. Their work has been featured extensively in design-oriented magazines and have received in total thirteen international awards. Take a look here to find out more about your favorite designers.
Saad Abulhab is an Arabic type designer, librarian, and systems engineer. He was born in Sacramento, California, and grew up in Karbala and Baghdad, Iraq. Moved in 1979 to New York, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Library and Information Sciences. Served for 12 years as a Senior and Supervising Librarian in the New York Public Library, specializing in Arabic, Science, and Business subjects. Served for 15 years as a Systems Librarian and a library Director of Technology in the City University of New York (CUNY). A known and active Arabic type designer especially noted for his non-traditional, innovative, Arabic typeface designs. Awarded a US design patent in 2000 and a utility patent in 2003 for his Mutamathil Type Style, an open template for simplified, technology-friendly, Arabetic font designs. Published two books and several articles in scholarly journals about Arabic script and language history, typography, and computing. Contributes regularly to discussions of Arabic related topics on international typography and archeology forums.