FontCast #11 — Jim Parkinson, Part 2
In the second half of our interview with Jim (view part one here) we take a deeper look at his work, including the Rolling Stone 20th Anniversary cover and logos for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and Newsweek. Jim talks about the difference between designing a logotype and a typeface and we get a glimpse at his plans for the future.
But first, legendary magazine and newspaper designer Roger Black, who has been working with Jim longer than nearly anyone, did us the service of offering an introduction to FontCast #11. Roger tells the story of meeting Jim in 1976 at Rolling Stone where he created the typeface that would later become Parkinson — “a sort of Nicolas Jenson on acid.”
Click here to watch the Roger Black video or simply push play below.
And now part two of our two part series. Jim Parkinson offered us unfettered access to his home and archives, the result we think is a wonderfully candid meditation on his career and future. We hope you enjoy the product as much as we enjoyed creating it.
Click here to watch the FontCast or simply push play below.
The FontFeed is a daily dispatch of recommended fonts, typography techniques, and inspirational examples of digital type at work in the real world. Eat up.
- In FontCast’s search for typographic designers with interesting stories to tell we talk to Jim Parkinson.…Read more
- After years of working as a magazine art director in Brazil, Crystian Cruz took a hiatus to the UK’s University…Read more
- FontShop is proud to offer fonts from TypeTogether, a foundry that has become a household name among editorial designers. I…Read more
- Dyana of The Font Bureau explains the difference between kerning and spacing, why it should be done by hand, and…Read more
- New Bohemia Signs carries on the tradition of hand-made sign-painting to create new markers for the next generation of city…Read more