Modesto Text

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Designed by Jim Parkinson, Modesto Text is a serif font family. This typeface has six styles and was published by Parkinson Type Design.


Modesto Text Light


Modesto Text Light Italic


Modesto Text Medium


Modesto Text Medium Italic


Modesto Text Bold


Modesto Text Bold Italic


It’s the only Modesto family with a lower case. It’s called Text because of the lower case. It’s not really a text face (although you could try it).

Modesto is a loose-knit family based on a sign painters lettering style popular in the late 19th and early twentieth centuries. The fonts evolved from the lettering I used for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus logo. The Modesto family was not planned. It just happened, a few fonts at a time over about fifteen years.

Foundry Parkinson Type Design
Price $25.00
Style Serif
Designer Jim Parkinson
Licenses Desktop
Web Font
Digital Ad

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