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Just my type : a book about fonts

Author: Simon Garfield
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documents the history of typefaces from the early days of Gutenberg to the modern applications of digital fonts, tracing the impact of font usage in business and pop culture while explaining what favorite fonts reveal about personality.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Garfield
ISBN: 9781592406524 1592406521
OCLC Number: 755025064
Notes: Originally published: London : Profile Books, 2010.
Description: 356 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : love letters --
We don't serve your type --
Capital offence ; Gill Sans --
Legibility vs readability ; Albertus --
Can a font make me popular? ; Futura v Verdana --
The hands of unlettered men ; Doves --
The ampersand's final twist --
Baskerville is dead (long live Baskerville) ; Mrs. Eaves & Mr. Eaves --
Tunnel visions --
What is it about the Swiss? ; Frutiger --
Road Akzidenz --
DIY --
What the font? --
Can a font be German, or Jewish? ; Futura --
American Scottish ; Moderns, Egyptians, and fat faces --
Gotham is go --
Pirates and clones ; Optima --
The clamour from the past ; Sabon --
Breaking the rules ; The interrobang --
The Serif of Liverpool ; Vendôme --
Fox, gloves --
The worst fonts in the world --
Just my type.
Responsibility: Simon Garfield.

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Documents the history of typefaces from the early days of Gutenberg to the modern applications of digital fonts, tracing the impact of font usage in business and pop culture while explaining what favorite fonts reveal about personality.

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