Saturday, December 15, 2007

PF Champion: The most powerful script ever made.

Hi all!
I am back after a long very busy period. I had some great times at work so I couldn't find the time for any post here.
As Xmas is coming and hopefully I could find some spare time, I am coming back to blogging.
Let's start with a project of one of my best friends. Panos Vasileiou, founder of Parachute Type & Image Corporation has recently released a new font under the name PF Champion. But, hold the press, this is not just another script font. It's the most powerful script ever made. Why? Take a look to the video (even if it's so low resolution):

Some info from the original Parachute Fonts website:
Copyright ©2007
Designer: Panos Vassilíou
PF Champion Script Pro is the most advanced and powerful script ever made. This typeface was first presented in June 2007 at the 3rd International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication (ICTVC) and was met with rave reviews. It is based on the manuscripts of one of the great writing masters of the 18th century Joseph Champion. There are many reasons that make PF Champion Script Pro so unique. Each one of the 2 weights is loaded with the amazing number of 4265 glyphs(!), offering simultaneous support for all European languages based on the Latin, Greek and Cyrillic scripts. Furthermore, a wide selection of alternate forms and ligatures is included for all languages, in order to accommodate diverse design aesthetics. These alternates are either applied automatically through an advanced programming scheme, or manually through several opentype features. An attempt was made to design a contemporary script typeface with classic roots, by following certain guidelines, i.e. lowercase characters were completely redesigned so they are less inclined, have a higher x-height and are less condensed than the original. Some characters were stripped-off their connecting lines in order to enhance legibility. A plethora of ornaments and frames (117) was included. All characters were carefully designed with the proper weight in order to sustain harsh printing conditions. Finally it was carefully and painstakingly programmed to preserve handwriting qualities.

For more information visit Parachute online:

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