Parisine Plus and Parisine new weights

We are happy to announce you the launch of new additional styles for the Parisine Plus and Parisine families. The two families now include 16 styles from the Thin to the Black weights versions.

Parisine Plus and Parisine new weights

Started as an informal version of Parisine, Parisine Plus was designed with the idea of bringing to a sanserif a lot from what we can generally find in serif typefaces. Serif typefaces are built on long tradition of letterforms taking their roots on writing. It is less directly the case with sanserif. Parisine Plus can be described as a “lineale garalde” or a Humanistic sans depending which typeface classification system you prefer. Humanistic sanserif are praised for their legibility and the rhythm they bring to paragraphs. But such sanserif are generally designed in a sober manner compared to a Garamond or a Baskerville. It’s particularly true on italics.

Parisine instead is a workhorse and economical sanserif, highly legible, who can be considered as a more human alternative to the industrial-mechanical Din typeface family. More human, but not fancy: No strange “swashy” f, or cursive v, w etc. on the italics, to keep certain expected regularity, important for information design, signages, and any subjects where legibility, sobriety came first.

Parisine Plus and Parisine new weights

We’ve integrated intermediate weights into the Parisine Plus family. A new Regular version is between the original Parisine Plus Clair Bold and the Parisine Plus Regular. A Bold follows the same mechanism. The name of this new subfamily bas been suggested by our esteemed and dear colleague Christian Schwartz during the elaboration of the exclusive Parisine Gris RS designed by ZeCraft for Real Simple in 2009 (versions featuring smaller x-height).

In addition to the new styles added on the Parisine Plus PRO family, we have updated the STD versions of Parisine and Parisine Plus. So, the STD versions now include two sets of figures and few others details such as improved spacing, kernings and few alternates. Indeed, the Gris versions are now also available in STD format.

Parisine Plus and Parisine new weights

Availability of the new typeface families

Parisine and Parisine Plus are available in OpenType format.
→ From € 45 for a STD style
→ From € 55 for a PRO style
→ From € 119 for 4 STD styles family
→ From € 146 for 4 PRO styles family
→ From € 416 for 16 STD styles family
→ From € 509 for 16 PRO styles family

→ In use: Reset the City of Hertogenbosch
→ In use: Musée du quai Branly set in Parisine Plus
→ Read more: About Parisine project