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Just my type : a book about fonts

Author: Simon Garfield
Publisher: London : Profile Books, 2010, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What's your type? Suddenly everyone's obsessed with fonts. Whether you're enraged by Ikea's Verdanagate, want to know what the Beach Boys have in common with easy Jet or why it's okay to like Comic Sans, "Just My Type" will have the answer. Learn why using upper case got a New Zealand health worker sacked. Refer to Prince in the Tafkap years as a Dingbat (that works on many levels). Spot where movies get their time  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Garfield
ISBN: 9781846683015 1846683017 9781847652928 1847652921
OCLC Number: 640408987
Awards: Winner of British Book Design & Production Award: Best British Book 2011.
Description: 352 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : love letters --
We don't serve your type --
Capital offence --
Legibility vs readability --
Can a font make me popular? --
The hands of unlettered men --
The ampersand's final twist --
Baskerville is dead (long live baskerville) --
Tunnel visions --
What is it about the Swiss? --
Road akzidenz --
DIY --
What the font? --
Can a font be German, or Jewish? --
American Scottish --
Gotham is go --
Pirates and clones --
The clamour from the past --
Breaking the rules --
The serif of Liverpool --
Fox, gloves --
The worst fonts in the world --
Just my type.
Responsibility: Simon Garfield.

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What's your type? Suddenly everyone's obsessed with fonts. Whether you're enraged by Ikea's Verdanagate, want to know what the Beach Boys have in common with easy Jet or why it's okay to like Comic  Read more...

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