The History of Fonts: Royal Acidbath
15 Sep 2015

In case you weren't aware we’re preparing to roll out some new fonts that you can use with our custom textlaces and we thought it'd be nice to talk a little bit about the history of a fewof our favorites. This time in particular we thought we’d go into a little bit of detail about where the rolling stone style Royal Acidbath font came from!

Royal Acidbath Outline

The font was originally created by Jim Parkinson who worked as a lettering artist for hallmark in 1964, eventually parkinson moved to oakland california freelancing as a lettering artist for local rock bands (which happened to include Creedence Clearwater, Taj Mahal, The Doobie Brothers and Kansas!)

Jim parkinson

At some point during the 1970’s Parkinson was introduced to Roger Black who happened to be the current art director for Rolling Stone Magazine in San Francisco.
Parkinson was hired by black to make multiple typefaces and to redesign the logo for the magazine, this resulted in parkison creating the iconic font used for the magazine which came to be known as parkinson but has more recently been modified by Dennis Ludlow to create the font called Royal Acidbath that everyone now knows today. You can get it to use for yourself here.

So that was just a quick look back to where one of the most popular fonts around came from, what do you think? Interested in getting this font on a custom textlace for yourself? Well then stop by our online store and pick one up!

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