Mike Parker: The May King!

Chris Dean's picture

A little bird told me that tomorrow, Friday, 01 May, 2009, is Mike "the May King" Parker's 80th birthday.

Happy birthday Mr Parker.

Sincerely,

Christopher Dean
Typographer

Zara Evens's picture

I adore Mike Parker and hope that there are many, many more birthdays to come. Every year at TypeCon, his stories (which often run into the wee hours of the morning) are one of the highlights of the entire event.

Best Wishes Mike, and Happy Birthday!

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Happy birthday, Mike!

Bald Condensed's picture

I second Zara -- I only had the pleasure to be in his company in an informal setting once or twice and the stories just didn't stop.

Many happy returns, Mr. Parker.

dberlow's picture

Indeed! Happy birthday Mr Parker. I will today, clink a glass with him and others and we'll wish him well from all of you who appreciate the uniqueness he represents. And for those who don't (and there's always someone)... (http://typophile.com/node/57509), live long and design all you want, you earned it!

Cheers!

Si_Daniels's picture

Happy Birthday Mike! The most entertaining TypeCon regular... http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=mike%20parker%20typecon&w=all

blank's picture

Happy birthday to Mike!

Chris Dean's picture

@ Berlow,

Will there be a photographer there?

eliason's picture

Send my greetings too!

dberlow's picture

>Will there be a photographer there?
Sii's excellent link wasn't enough! (of course. there will be a flicker of some sort.)

Cheers!

William Berkson's picture

All the best!

kentlew's picture

I don't do the Flickr thing, but here's a shot of Mike blowing out the candles:

 
And Cyrus drew one of his inimitable caricatures for the card:

sberlow's picture

Happy Birthday Mike

ebensorkin's picture

Happy Birthday Mike!

dezcom's picture

So something good did come out of the crash! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MIKE!

ChrisL

Joe Pemberton's picture

Happy birthday Mr. Parker. I love the illustration/charicature it's perfect.

Miss Tiffany's picture

A day late, but I'd like to send birthday wishes too. I'm with Zara. I adore Mr. Parker.

Joe Pemberton's picture

Here's the Font Bureau profile page for Mike Parker: http://www.fontbureau.com/people/MikeParker

Help create the Typowiki article for Mike Parker. (Please do not copy/paste copyrighted material.)

Mark Simonson's picture

Happy birthday, Mike!

dberlow's picture

Thanks Joe!

>Please do not copy/paste copyrighted material,

... (unless you own it). :)

Cheers!

Chris Dean's picture

Shamelessly bumping. Any other photos?

kentlew's picture

Mike enjoying a good laugh. (Probably something David said.)

dezcom's picture

Looks more like grandad just got to hold the baby to me :-)

ChrisL

kentlew's picture

Heh heh. Chris, that's not a burping towel; it's a t-shirt. Just a little while earlier, David had handed out the t-shirts that Cyrus made to commemorate this year's Font Bureau offsite meeting.

The t-shirts feature another wonderful Cyrus caricature. You can see it at the link above. I call him Karl {Combining} Marx.

-- K.

dezcom's picture

"I call him Karl {Combining} Marx."
Well said, Kent! :-)

ChrisL

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