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Parkinson

Jim Parkinson is the founder and sole employee at Parkinson Type Design.

He was born in Richmond, California, in 1941, and he’s been lettering ever since. Jim was one of the designers who worked on ITC Bodoni, along with Sumner Stone, Holly Goldsmith and Janet Prescott Fishman. He designed Parkinson Electra for Monotype and has done a number of custom fonts for magazines and newspapers.

In addition to his custom font work, Jim has designed dozens of retail fonts. Some of these designs are exclusives for Adobe, Monotype, FontShop, and The Font Bureau. The rest are released through Parkinson Type Design.

Jim has also specialized in typographic logos for magazines and newspapers, including Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Esquire, InStyle, Men’s Journal, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Detroit Free Press, the Toronto Star and The National Post.

In a rare departure from publication work, Jim designed the logo for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. In his spare time, he paints…mostly pictures that feature letterforms.

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Foundry details

  • Location:
    Parkinson Type Design
    6170 Broadway Terrace
    Oakland, CA 94618
    United States of America
    phone: 1 510 547 3100
    fax: 1 510 547 1400
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18 font families from Parkinson

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Modesto

  |  available for Desktop and Web

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11 fonts from $20.00
Modesto Modesto

Sutro Deluxe™

  |  available for Desktop and Web

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5 fonts from $10.00
Sutro Deluxe™ Sutro Deluxe™

Amboy

  |  available for Desktop and Web

Albums

1 font from $20.00
Amboy Amboy

Balboa

  |  available for Desktop and Web

Albums

6 fonts from $20.00
Balboa Balboa

Sutro™

  |  available for Desktop and Web

Albums

14 fonts from $25.00
Sutro™ Sutro™

Balboa Shaded

  |  available for Desktop and Web

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2 fonts from $20.00
Balboa Shaded Balboa Shaded

Amador

  |  available for Desktop and Web

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1 font from $25.00
Amador Amador

Cabazon

  |  available for Desktop and Web

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1 font from $30.00
Cabazon Cabazon

Avebury

  |  available for Desktop and Web

Albums

2 fonts from $25.00
Avebury Avebury

Hotel

  |  available for Desktop and Web

Albums

2 fonts from $20.00
Hotel Hotel

Fresno

  |  available for Desktop and Web

Albums

1 font from $20.00
Fresno Fresno

Hoosier Daddy

  |  available for Desktop and Web

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1 font from $20.00
Hoosier Daddy Hoosier Daddy

Chuck

  |  available for Desktop and Web

Albums

1 font from $20.00
Chuck Chuck

Meatball

  |  available for Desktop and Web

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1 font from $25.00
Meatball Meatball

Albums

10 fonts
Benicia Benicia

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2 fonts
Wigwag Wigwag

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16 fonts
Richmond Richmond

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4 fonts
Azuza Azuza

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