ParaType announces the release of PT Sans—the first pan-Cyrillic public font family. The family consists of 8 styles and beside standard Western, Central European and Cyrillic code pages covers more then 50 title languages of Russia. The fonts were released under open license. Designed by Alexandra Korolkova, Olga Umpeleva and Vladimir Yefimov.
Freaky Prickle script font was originally written by wooden sticks of different shapes. The target was to create the spontaneous, light, flying script, but with a stress and energy at the same time. The font is presented in two alternative designs. One was called Regular and the second one — Alternative, but these are just conventional names, both of them are equally valuable. The type was designed for use as headline in fiction and display matter. Designer Marina Bakhireva. Released by ParaType in 2009.
The type family Emploi includes two decorative designs that combine features of an italic serif typefaces and calligraphy. The elegant swashes and curls in upper case letters make the fonts rich and showy. Emploi Ingenue has rather developed decorative elements, and Emploi Travesti is more modest. The both fonts are intended for titles, display typography, especially advertizing and for initials. Designer Natalia Vasilyeva. Released by ParaType in 2009.
PT Lightning, PT Earthquake
Jeff Script is based on original handwriting of renowned Russian type designer Vladimir Yefimov. Vladimir designed a plenty of Cyrillic fonts that became the classical ones between contemporary Cyrillic type designs. Being extreme busy with type projects, he never had time to digitize his own handwriting and this lacuna was filled by Gennady Fridman. Originally the font was prerared to the 60th anniversary of Maestro. Latter it was extended by the characters of European alphabets, some alternatives and ligatures. Released by ParaType in 2009.
Propisi was designed at ParaType (ParaGraph) in 1997 by Manvel Shmavonyan for Russian primary school sample writing schoolbooks. The first version of the font included just letters of Russian alphabet and basic set of figures and signs. The second version with extended set of alphabetic letterforms was developed in 2004 by Gennady Fridman. Current third version covers full Cyrillic and Western code pages and include additional style of Medium weight. It was prepared by Gennady Fridman and released in 2009.
The name of the font Titla emphasizes it heading and display functionality. At the same time low contrast, narrow proportions, wide variety of weights and clear glyph constructions make it possible to use it for long texts as well. Combination of modern serifs with flexing stems (see n, p,…) brings to the font fresh, informal and noticeable appearance. The character set includes alternative variations and specific «vertical ligatures» for paired letters that are built with the help of diacritical forms of letters placed above basic ones. This feature also was reflected in the name of the font as Greek «titlos» means diacritical mark. The font was designed by Oleg Karpinsky and released by ParaType in 2009.