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Just my type : a book about fonts

Author: Simon Garfield
Publisher: London : Profile Books, 2010, ©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 easy Jet 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
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2011379019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Garfield
ISBN: 1847652921 9781847652928
OCLC Number: 892949873
Description: 1 online resource (352 pages :) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : love letters --
We don't serve your type --
Capital offence --
Legibility vs readability --
Can a font make me popular? --
The hands of unlettered men --
The ampersand's final twist --
Baskerville is dead (long live baskerville) --
Tunnel visions --
What is it about the Swiss? --
Road akzidenz --
DIY --
What the font? --
Can a font be German, or Jewish? --
American Scottish --
Gotham is go --
Pirates and clones --
The clamour from the past --
Breaking the rules --
The serif of Liverpool --
Fox, gloves --
The worst fonts in the world --
Just my type.
Responsibility: Simon Garfield.

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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 easy Jet 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 periods wrong and don't be duped by fake posters on eBay. 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. -- Product Description.

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