Πέμπτη, 30 Οκτωβρίου 2008

We packed and moved!

We created a new blog at an independent location. The new parachute blog "Upscale Typography" was officially launched on October 8 with several new features. This blog posts articles in 6 main categories, all about typography. For instance, under the gadget category you'll find fresh new products made with type and under history references to great typography from the past. Contemporary designers will be interviewed, new releases and pre-release notifications -for typefaces worth mentioning- will be presented. Finally news from all over the world and of course powerful tips & techniques.


But this is only the beginning. Come and visit us, leave a comment, send your feedback, propose an articles that you will like to read we are waiting you!

blog.parachutefonts.com

Πέμπτη, 25 Σεπτεμβρίου 2008

ABC 3D Book

This is not just a book but a work of art. Each of the 26 three-dimensional letters move and change before your eyes as you flip through the pages. Book designer MARION BATAILLE has managed to amaze us. Boldly conceived and brilliantly executed with a striking black, red, and white palette, this is a book that readers and art lovers of all ages will treasure for years to come. This book comes out in October.


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Παρασκευή, 19 Σεπτεμβρίου 2008

Typecube

Chris Clark has recently graduated with a first class honours degree in Graphic Design from the University of the West of England. One of his project is the "typecube". This is a design box which contains 64 cubes with different forms on every side of the cube, which provide the basis of two dimensional and three dimensional typographic systems, encouraging flexibility within uniform structure. It is a very creative type game which will be on production soon.

chris-clarke

Τρίτη, 9 Σεπτεμβρίου 2008

Bodoni as never seen before.

The online version of Bodoni Script Pro has just been released. Based on Bodoni’s distinct swash capitals, this is not simply a digital version of his work, as this typeface was designed with connected lowercase characters and capitals with extra calligraphic elements. It was first released back in 2002 and published in Parachute’s award-winning catalog/book IDEA/Trendsetting Typography vol.1. Later in 2005 a large number of ornaments and borders was revived. All this work was left behind until recently when it was revisited to create a complete 'Pro' family. Several new uppercase and lowercase glyphs were designed in order to make it stand out on its own. Bodoni Script Pro is a (3+1)-weight superfamily. It supports 10 special opentype features including 'contextual alternates' as well as support for both Latin and Greek. Each font comes with 725 glyphs including a large number of alternates as well as 144 ornaments. The full package includes an additional 'bonus font' which contains 120 frame parts. These parts, when put together, create some truly amazing borders.

Bodoni Script Pro


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Πέμπτη, 4 Σεπτεμβρίου 2008

Typographic illustrations

Alex Trochut creates unique typographic illustrations. He's the grandson of Joan Trochut, developer of Super-Veloz, a modular ornamental and typographic system in the 1940s. Alex is based in Barcelona, Spain and is an independent designer and illustrator.
ALEXTROCHUT
behance mag

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Τετάρτη, 16 Ιουλίου 2008

Typography in action

Typography is alive and stars in great movies.
Actors? Yeah, we've got typefaces...
Enjoy them

Pulp Fiction

The Eight rules of Fight Club

other great movies
Psycho
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
The Big Lebowski
Trainspotting

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Παρασκευή, 27 Ιουνίου 2008

typographic screensavers

These tasteful and unique typographic screensavers will satisfy your design appetite and most definitely will not put you to sleep. Designed by award-winning designer Babis Touglis to work flawlessly on both Mac and PC computers at any resolution. There are all together 6 different screen savers to choose from. It is easy to download and are all free, courtesy of Parachute® . Let your screen go off and enjoy the view!

















download the screensavers

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