July 2004

Parable has been chosen for the text design of the new, eleventh edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, in which it is used alongside Frutiger.

A PDF sample of the book can be downloaded by clicking 'See some sample pages' on the following page of the Oxford University Press website.

At the request of Michael Johnson at OUP, an alternative to the Parable italic ampersand was designed. Below is an illustration of the new ampersand, closer in design to the roman, followed by the original swash italic ampersand. The new italic ampersand will soon be available from FontShop in the FF Parable Italic expert font.