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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 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Simon Garfield.

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Describes how Helvetica and Comic Sans took over the world; why Barack Obama opted for Gotham, while Amy Winehouse found her soul in 30s Art Deco; the pivotal moment when fonts left the world of  Read more...

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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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