I was first introduced to Jim Parkinson and his groundbreaking style by my typography teacher Mike McNeal at VCU. One of our first projects was to hand-letter a name by duplicating a style that we found and liked. Well, of course, I chose "Rolling Stone" magazine.
Jim has been designing letterforms professionally for a half century, starting as a lettering artist for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City in 1964. In 1990 he went digital, and we're sure glad he did!!!!
Video : Jim Parkinson interview, part 1 of 2 - Jim Parkinson 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.
Video - Jim Parkinson interview, part 2 of 2 In the second half of the 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 lo gotype and a typeface and his plans for the future.
FontShopSF video interview part 1, and
Part 2 at http://www.youtube.com/user/FontShopSF
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