New Arabic Font Release by Parachute®

Parachute® font foundry has just released their new Arabic font, DIN Serif. DIN Serif was originally designed as a low contrast typeface with functional and distinct novelties. Its solid, simple nature directed the development of its Arabic counterpart away from the traditional calligraphic styles, towards a more simplified contemporary design mixing Naskh characteristics with early Kufi style. Its Arabic letterforms carry through the feel of the original design whilst several basic characters originated on paper after many tedious trials with a traditional calligraphic bamboo pen. This provided a deeper understanding of its structure and visual rhythm, before converting the letterforms into a digital form.

Back in 2007, Parachute® was the first independent type foundry to offer a diverse collection of more than 40 contemporary multiscript typefaces that supported simultaneously Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. The list included typefaces such as Centro, Champion Script, Beau Sans, DIN Text, Square Sans. Later on in 2010, Parachute® set a new standard by releasing the first-ever Arabic version of DIN. From then on, its commercial list of Arabic typefaces has expanded.

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Arabic with practical arabic symbols

Arabic with mark positioning (in red)

Arabic Text Sample

Latin specimen

Text in several supported languages


Commissioned by the German agency Velvet, this bespoke Arabic typeface was exclusively designed for Albaghdadia TV

Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (