Modesto was started in 2000 by Jim Parkinson. It was based from signpainters lettering style famous during the 19th to 20th centuries. Its family was not planned but it later on emerge into a huge typeface family with three weights and a lower case.
Evolving from a few fonts at a time for over fifteen years, Modesto has now 11 typefaces such as Condensed Light, Condensed, Condensed Bold, Expanded Regular, Expanded Italic, Lite Regular, Lite Italic, Light Expanded Regular, Light Expanded Italic, Poster Regular, and Poster Italic. It also supports up to 50 languages. Those Italic fonts were added in 2014. In addition, Modesto licenses are available in all styles.