Paragon Typeface


Paragon is a serif font family, a revival of the typeface designed in 1935 by Chauncey H. Griffith for Linotype. A set of characters intended to be printed in small size on newspapers and to remain legible despite poor quality printing. The Paragon was intended to be lighter in order to compensate for the over-inking of the newspapers during printing.

The a.c.r version was designed taking as its origins the work of Phil Baines on his You Can Read Me type. It seeks to establish a border where the character resists machine reading (OCR) while being readable by humans on short texts.