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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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MyFonts Creative Characters: Jim Parkinson (April 2008)

44 font families by Jim Parkinson

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Balboa Plus Balboa Plus

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We promptly judged antique ivory buckles for the next prize.

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Sixty zippers were quickly picked from the woven jute bag.
Balboa Balboa

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About sixty codfish eggs will make a quarter pound of very fizzy jelly.
Modesto Modesto
Modesto Modesto
Modesto Modesto
Modesto Modesto
Modesto Modesto

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Fresno Fresno

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Fixing the razor, J.S. Bach vowed to primp quickly.

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Perhaps President Clinton’s amazing sax skills will be judged quite favorably.

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Quick wafting zephyrs vex bold Jim.
Meatball Meatball

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Suez sailor vomits jauntily abaft while waxing parquet decks.
Amador Amador

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Modesto Open Modesto Open
Modesto Open Modesto Open
Modesto Open Modesto Open
Modesto Open Modesto Open
Modesto Open Modesto Open

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Amboy Amboy

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Sutro Shaded™ Sutro Shaded™
Sutro Shaded™ Sutro Shaded™
Sutro Shaded™ Sutro Shaded™
Sutro Shaded™ Sutro Shaded™
Sutro Shaded™ Sutro Shaded™

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Six big juicy steaks sizzled in a pan as five workmen left the quarry.
Sutro™ Sutro™

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Turgid saxophones blew over Mick’s jazzy quiff.
Modesto Text Modesto Text
Modesto Text Modesto Text
Modesto Text Modesto Text
Modesto Text Modesto Text
Modesto Text Modesto Text

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Ebenezer unexpectedly bagged two tranquil aardvarks with his jiffy vacuum cleaner.
Avebury Avebury

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Chuck Chuck

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Hotel Hotel

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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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Watch “Jeopardy!” Alex Trebek’s fun TV quiz game.
Dreamland™ Dreamland™

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Modesto Initials Modesto Initials
Modesto Initials Modesto Initials

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Sutro Deluxe Sutro Deluxe
Sutro Deluxe Sutro Deluxe
Sutro Deluxe Sutro Deluxe
Sutro Deluxe Sutro Deluxe
Sutro Deluxe Sutro Deluxe

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Sutro Initials Sutro Initials
Sutro Initials Sutro Initials
Sutro Initials Sutro Initials
Sutro Initials Sutro Initials

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We promptly judged antique ivory buckles for the next prize.

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Balboa Shaded Balboa Shaded

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Hoosier Daddy Hoosier Daddy

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Turgid saxophones blew over Mick’s jazzy quiff.

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We have just quoted on nine dozen boxes of gray lamp wicks.
Wigwag Wigwag

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

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Back in my quaint garden jaunty zinnias vie with flaunting phlox.
Azuza Azuza
Azuza Azuza
Azuza Azuza
Azuza Azuza

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Quick zephyrs blow, vexing daft Jim.

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How vexing a fumble to drop a jolly zucchini in the quicksand.
FF Catch Words™ FF Catch Words™
FF Catch Words™ FF Catch Words™
FF Catch Words™ FF Catch Words™

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FF Matinee Gothic™ FF Matinee Gothic™
FF Matinee Gothic™ FF Matinee Gothic™
FF Matinee Gothic™ FF Matinee Gothic™

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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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What deaf banjo player gives Max Planck quartz?

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Jeb quickly drove a few extra miles on the glazed pavement.

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My expensive quartz watch once belonged to JFK.

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How vexing a fumble to drop a jolly zucchini in the quicksand.

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Quick zephyrs blow, vexing daft Jim.

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

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