Calligraphy and lettering videos

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Calligraphy and lettering videos





3 OCT 2013

FontCast — Jim Parkinson

by FontCast, FontShop

In our search for typographic designers with interesting stories to tell we knew we didn't have to go far to find Jim Parkinson — he's just across the water from FontShop San Francisco in Oakland.

Jim is a Bay Area native, returning after a short stint at Hallmark in Kansas City to design the iconic logotype for Rolling Stone during its heyday in the early ’70s. That work led to hundreds of other magazine and newspaper nameplates (Newsweek, Billboard, Esquire, LA Times), band logos, and typeface designs over the next four decades.

At 69, Jim is still going strong, wielding FontLab and paintbrush to create new works of art. We met him at his home studio to talk about letters and life, from the days of beatniks and hippies to his takes on art school and businessmen (AKA “cigar-smoking twits”).

In the second half of our interview with Jim Parkinson 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 also talks about the difference between designing a logotype and a typeface and his plans for the future.








The Art of Hermann Zapf

by Hallmark, Johnny Dib

A film on the purpose and techniques of calligraphy. Presented and produced by Hallmark. Filmed at Hallmark cards during a visit by Mr. Zapf. Production manager Noel Gordon. Script outline Peter Seymour. Script editor Richard Rhodes. Camera Direction Frank Robinson. Associate cameraman Heinz Burger. Idea and direction Harald Peter.









2 AUG 2013

Ruling Pen 01

by Paul Antonio








Distress Ink drawing with the Pilot Parallel Pen

by Brett Weldele








Pen and Ink Cross Hatching Masters Edition

by Dan Nelson








Pilot Parallel Pen 3.8mm

by Anton Mizinov








Waterbrushes and Watercolor Brushes

by Cathy Johnson








Where's the Best Place to Start With Lettering?

by Ryan Hamrick








Calligraphy Blackletter

by Ted Mayhall

textura, rotunda








Pilot Parallel Pen test

by Theosone








Testing a Waterman's 52

by Giampaolo Conti








SCA Surprise Logo








Nagging Doubt Viognier

by Dana Tanamachi

chalk lettering























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