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Just my type : a book about fonts

Author: Simon Garfield
Publisher: London : Profile, 2011, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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From fonts on street signs, IKEA and album covers, to print in our homes and offices; Simon Garfield meets the people behind the typefaces, explains how they affect our lives and gives us a history on how it all began.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Garfield
ISBN: 9781846683022 1846683025 9781847652928 1847652921
OCLC Number: 765578027
Awards: Winner of British Book Design & Production Award: Best Jacket / Cover Design 2011.
Winner of British Book Design & Production Award: Best British Book 2011.
Winner of British Book Design and Production Awards 2011 (UK)
Description: 352 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. We don't serve your type --
2. Capital Offence --
Gill Sans --
3. Legibility vs Readability --
Albertus --
4. Can a font make me popular? --
Futura v Verdana --
5. The Hands of Unlettered Men --
Doves --
6. The Ampersand's Final Twist --
7. Baskerville is Dead (Long Live Baskerville) --
Mrs Eaves & Mr Eaves --
8. Tunnel Visions --
9. What is it about the Swiss? --
Frutiger --
10. Road Akzidenz --
11. DIY --
12. What the Font? --
13. Can a font be German, or Jewish? --
Futura --
14. American Scottish --
Moderns, Egyptians and Fat Faces --
15. Gotham is Go --
16. Pirates and Clones --
Optima --
17. The Clamour from the Past --
Sabon --
18. Breaking the Rules --
The Interrobang --
19. The Serif of Liverpool --
Vendome --
20. Fox, Gloves --
21. The Worst Fonts in the World --
22. Just My Type.
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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