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Just my type : a book about fonts

Author: Simon Garfield
Publisher: London : Profile, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Simon Garfield meets the people behind the typefaces and along the way learns why some fonts, (like men) are from Mars and some are from Venus. From type on the high street and album covers to the print in our homes and offices, Garfield is the font of all types of knowledge.
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Genre/Form: History
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Garfield
ISBN: 9781846683022 1846683025 9781847652928 1847652921
OCLC Number: 752795037
Notes: Originally published: 2010.
Awards: Winner of British Book Design & Production Award: Best Jacket / Cover Design 2011.
Winner of British Book Design & Production Award: Best British Book 2011.
Description: 352 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Foreword Chip Kidd xii --
Introduction: Love Letters 1 --
Periodic Table of Typefaces 6-7 --
1 We don't serve your type 9 --
2 Capital Offence 22 --
3 Legibility vs Readability 45 --
4 Can a font make me popular? 65 --
5 The Hands of Unlettered Men 77 --
6 The Ampersand's Final Twist 89 --
7 Baskerville is Dead (Long Live Baskerville) 97 --
8 Tunnel Visions 109 --
9 What is it about the Swiss? 124 --
10 Road Akzidenz 143 --
11 DIY 158 --
12 What the Font? 172 --
13 Can a font be German, or Jewish? 180 --
14 American Scottish 196 --
15 Gotham is Go 208 --
16 Pirates and Clones 220 --
17 The Clamour from the Past 235 --
18 Breaking the Rules 254 --
19 The Serif of Liverpool 270 --
20 Fox, Gloves 286 --
21 The Worst Fonts in the World 296 --
22 Just My Type 313 --
Bibliography 333 --
Online 337 --
Acknowledgements 339 --
Font and image credits 343 --
Index 345.
Responsibility: Simon Garfield.

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Brilliant ... whether you're a graphics geek or have never given a second thought to what you're reading, don't miss this quirky, fact-filled font fest. -- Lauren Laverne Grazia Reading this book may Read more...

 
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