Designers

Designers

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.

Panos Vassiliou

Panos is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a major in Applied Science and Engineering. In his transition years from engineering to typography, he left his high-profile job, got involved with a theatre company, founded a design studio and pursued an academic career. A few years later he started a publishing company. He designs typefaces since 1993, including commercial fonts as well as commissions from international companies and organizations such as the European Commission, Samsung, Ikea, Kraft Foods, Financial Times, National Geographic. He is regularly invited as a guest speaker to conferences and seminars, to speak on typography and related topics. After moving to Greece, he started Parachute® in 2001 setting the base for a typeface library that reflected the works of some of the best contemporary Greek designers, as well as creatives around the world obsessed with type. In 2008, he received a Gold Award from the European Design Awards, for the typeface families Centro Pro. The following year, he received three Awards for Excellence in Type Design from the International Type Design Competition ‘Modern Cyrillic 2009’ which was held in Moscow. In 2010 he received a Silver Award from the European Design Awards, for the typeface family Encore Sans Pro. The same year he received three awards from Granshan 2010 the 3rd International Eastern Type Design Competition. In 2011, his new series of typefaces Regal Pro was selected for the Creative Review Type Annual 2011. Subsequently Regal Pro won an award from the Communication Arts Annual Competition 2012, whilst Encore Sans Pro was nominated for the German Design Awards 2012.

Most recently he received the red dot: grand prix 2012 for Regal Pro.