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Just My Type : a Book About Fonts.

Author: Simon Garfield
Publisher: London : Profile, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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 easyJet 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Garfield, Simon.
Just My Type : A Book About Fonts.
London : Profile, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Garfield
ISBN: 9781847652928 1847652921
OCLC Number: 831121492
Awards: Winner of British Book Design & Production Award: Best British Book 2011.
Description: 1 online resource (490 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Contents; Introduction: Love Letters; 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 PastSabon; 18 Breaking the Rules; The Interrobang; 19 The Serif of Liverpool; Vendôme; 20 Fox, Gloves; 21 The Worst Fonts in the World; 22 Just My Type; Bibliography; Online; Acknowledgements; Font and image credits; Index; Footnotes; ch01fn01; ch03fn01; ch05fn01; ch09fn01; ch16fn01; ch17fn01; ch17fn02; ch19fn01; ch19fn02.

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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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