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Best for desktop publishing and is the most full-featured font format (although OT-savvy apps such as InDesign are required to access advanced typographic control).
Created for use with Microsoft Office.
Optimized for use exclusively on web pages. Self-hosted or hosted through Typekit, these fonts are perpetually licensed based on the number of pageviews per month for all sites in an organization using the font.
For embedding into mobile apps, eBooks, games, editable PDFs, embedded applications, and more. Unlimited usage for the duration of the licensing term.
Parry began as Artur Schmal's graduation project at Type & Media in The Hague. Inspired by the sturdy typefaces of Edmund Fry and Thorowgood, its original incarnation was a rather traditional, heavy slab serif, complemented by an even heavier condensed variant and a series of sans serif capitals.
In 2004 the typeface was further developed. First, the slab serif was redesigned to make it suitable for composing longer texts, yet retaining the Victorian atmosphere. Second, a matching Grotesque was drawn as part of the same family.
Despite its nineteenth-century overtones, Parry is a contemporary type family. It produces a rounder and softer image than the often rigid slab serifs of those times. Some of Parry’s design features – like the top serifs – have an outward bulge. And, although such details might be regarded as “not done”, Schmal opted for them, because “it simply looks good” in combination with sharp-edged bottom of the lowercase c, e and d.
Parry fonts can be purchased individually, but the packages on this page offer the best value and performance. Discounted packages containing complimentary fonts ensure you get all the styles you need for professional typography.
While TrueType and PostScript formats are still available, we recommend the newer OpenType fonts to most customers as they offer the most versatility and ease-of-use, as well as compatibility with modern design applications.