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Jim Parkinson

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

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.

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44 font families by Jim Parkinson

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Crazy Fredericka bought many very exquisite opal jewels.
Balboa Plus Balboa Plus

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Jack amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase!

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Quick wafting zephyrs vex bold Jim.
Balboa Balboa

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TV folk buy ex-Prez John Quincy Adams’ wig.
Modesto Modesto
Modesto Modesto
Modesto Modesto
Modesto Modesto
Modesto Modesto

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Queen Elizabeth’s proxy waved off Mick Jagger.
Fresno Fresno

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A mad boxer shot a quick, gloved jab to the jaw of his dizzy opponent.

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Jim just quit and packed extra heavy bags for Liz Owen.

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Six quite crazy kings vowed to abolish my pitiful jousts.

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Sex prof gives back no quiz with mild joy.
Meatball Meatball

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The jukebox music puzzled a gentle visitor from a quaint valley town.
Amador Amador

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Six crazy kings vowed to abolish my quite pitiful jousts.
Modesto Open Modesto Open
Modesto Open Modesto Open
Modesto Open Modesto Open
Modesto Open Modesto Open
Modesto Open Modesto Open

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Boxer M. Tyson packs his bags w/ Jay-Z DVDs, Quik, Holyfield’s ear.
Amboy Amboy

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Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky beziers.
Sutro Shaded™ Sutro Shaded™
Sutro Shaded™ Sutro Shaded™
Sutro Shaded™ Sutro Shaded™
Sutro Shaded™ Sutro Shaded™
Sutro Shaded™ Sutro Shaded™

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Jimmy and Zack, the police explained, were last seen diving into a field of buttered quahogs.
Sutro™ Sutro™

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Grumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen and Jack.

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Gen. Schwarzkopf’s job quietly vexed him.
Modesto Text Modesto Text

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Gorbachev’s quixotic plan fazed jumpy hawks.
Avebury Avebury

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Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers.
Chuck Chuck

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All questions asked by five watch experts amazed the judge.
Hotel Hotel

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Just keep examining every low bid quoted for zinc etchings.
FF Motel Gothic™ FF Motel Gothic™
FF Motel Gothic™ FF Motel Gothic™
FF Motel Gothic™ FF Motel Gothic™

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Freight to me sixty dozen quart jars and twelve black pans.
Cabazon Cabazon

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Fax back Jim’s Gwyneth Paltrow video quiz.
Dreamland™ Dreamland™

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A quick movement of the enemy will jeopardize six gunboats.
Modesto Initials Modesto Initials
Modesto Initials Modesto Initials

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Jump by vow of quick, lazy strength in Oxford.
Sutro Deluxe Sutro Deluxe
Sutro Deluxe Sutro Deluxe
Sutro Deluxe Sutro Deluxe
Sutro Deluxe Sutro Deluxe
Sutro Deluxe Sutro Deluxe

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Baroque? Hell, just mix a dozen wacky pi fonts & you’ve got it.
Sutro Initials Sutro Initials
Sutro Initials Sutro Initials
Sutro Initials Sutro Initials
Sutro Initials Sutro Initials

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Schwarzkopf vexed Iraq big-time in July.
Balboa Shaded Balboa Shaded

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Lawbooks forgave John Quincy Adams, sixth Prez.
Jimbo® Jimbo®

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Fabled reader with jaded, roving eye seized by quickened impulse to expand budget.
Hoosier Daddy Hoosier Daddy

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Watch all five questions asked by experts amaze the judge.

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Blowzy red vixens fight for a quick jump.
Wigwag Wigwag

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Two hardy boxing kangaroos jet from Sydney to Zanzibar on quicksilver pinions.

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Many-wived Jack laughs at probes of sex quiz.
Azuza Azuza
Azuza Azuza
Azuza Azuza
Azuza Azuza

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Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.

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John Quincy Adams grew vexed by talk of puzzles.

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Quincy Jones vowed to fix the bleak jazz program.
FF Catch Words™ FF Catch Words™
FF Catch Words™ FF Catch Words™
FF Catch Words™ FF Catch Words™

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Astronaut Quincy B. Zack defies gravity with six jet fuel pumps.
FF Matinee Gothic™ FF Matinee Gothic™
FF Matinee Gothic™ FF Matinee Gothic™
FF Matinee Gothic™ FF Matinee Gothic™

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Perhaps President Clinton’s amazing sax skills will be judged quite favorably.
FF Golden Gate Gothic™ FF Golden Gate Gothic™
FF Golden Gate Gothic™ FF Golden Gate Gothic™
FF Golden Gate Gothic™ FF Golden Gate Gothic™

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The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.

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Quickly Shortz dreams up a few vexing jumbles.

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How quickly daft jumping zebras vex.

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Fred specialized in the job of making very quaint wax toys.

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The exodus of jazzy pigeons is craved by squeamish walkers.

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Jaded zombies acted quaintly but kept driving their oxen forward.

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How razorback-jumping frogs level six piqued gymnasts!