Spooky Parkinson - Featured Face

Simon Robertson's picture

Is it just me, or does Parkinson (the current featured face) look a little spooky?

blank's picture

It does have a nice Haunted Mansion feel.

speter's picture

It's the dagger leg of the k.

afonseca1974's picture

hmm...the "y" looks sharpen too...
The pairs "Pa", "Fe" and "Fa" looks a little open on kerning, no?

António

Yehan's picture

yeah..looking at it now. a little W I D E. But I have to agree Simon, it does feel spooky.

david h's picture

> Is it just me

did you see....:

"A display family originally designed during the mid-seventies by Jim Parkinson for Roger Black at a growing Rock & Roll magazine. Jim sees it as ‘a combination between the original logo by San Francisco poster artist Rick Griffin & ATF Jenson,’ remembering it fondly as “a sort of Nicholas Jenson on acid.” Growing success of the series followed the rise of the magazine, with widths and weights being added year after year; FB 1994"

http://www.fontbureau.com/fonts/Parkinson/inuse

jupiterboy's picture

Zoinks! I need a Scoopy snack.

speter's picture

Or a Scooby snack.

dezcom's picture

Doo have one, Steve :-)

ChrisL

Simon Robertson's picture

@david - how does that explain the 'spookiness'?

i agree it's the sharp terminals (is that the correct term?) that give it its bite.

david h's picture

> how does that explain...

Rick Griffin , Jenson on acid -- does it ring a bell?

Simon Robertson's picture

i've never heard of rick griffin - and could not see any jenson references in the link you posted...

sorry...

jupiterboy's picture

Ha. Thanks Steve.

kentlew's picture

> The pairs “Pa”, “Fe” and “Fa” looks a little open on kerning, no?

That's because the technology used to render the heads here isn't able to utilize any kerning pairs from the font.

jupiterboy's picture

^ which should be consistently mentioned because it makes the featured faces look a little less than spectacular.

kentlew's picture

Yes. And italics will tend to suffer worse because of the angle. How much worse depends to some degree upon the fitting strategy.

dezcom's picture

To me, the use of the featured face in the headings is just there to peak our interest. I always go to the foundries site and look at it as a pdf or in their own presentation. This give the font a more fair viewing. It is sad that the nature of the system used to create the Typophile site is not able to show the type properly but I would rather have it this way and see new work regularly than see just one face always. Some day the technology will catch up to the type geeks vision.

ChrisL

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