Parachute’s Bague Type System is a winner at the German Design Awards
Bague Type System has been awarded it’s third award in this year’s German Design Awards “for its achievements in the field of typography, setting a new standard as a multipurpose type system”. Created almost three years ago by Parachute’s Panos Vassiliou “PF Bague Type System is a set of five related typefaces. Bague Sans is a monoline typeface which, despite its inspiration from 20th century geometrics, incorporates humanist characteristics. Its most remarkable feature is a distinct array of uppercase alternates and ligatures. The Slab version includes subtle variations in stroke width and semi-wedge serifs. Bague Universal introduces minimal forms, with inspiration from designers such as Bayer and Tschichold. It is complemented by rounded and inline versions”.
First published in 2013, Bague was later upgraded and offered for commercial use at the end of the year, evolving into a type system with six related superfamilies which support simultaneously Latin, Cyrillic and Greek.
Commissioned by the highest authority to represent new developments in the German design industry, the German Design Council which was established on the initiative of the German Bundestag (the lower house of German parliament) as a foundation in 1953, German Design Awards acknowledges the best and brightest in the field of design.
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