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User Review  - kell1732 - LibraryThing

I feel like a huge nerd for liking this book as much as I did, but hey, I probably wouldn't be doing this blog if I wasn't one already. Basically, this book breaks down rather nicely the history of ... Read full review

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User Review  - bke - LibraryThing

Picking this up as a lark, expecting to just skim through it, I was please and surprised to discover that this was a fun little read, in a nerdy sort of way. However, there are times when the author ... Read full review

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User Review  - john.cooper - LibraryThing

If you don't know anything about letters, fonts, and typography, but you're otherwise pretty smart, this is the book for you. Simon Garfield races through the history of printed letters, stopping ... Read full review

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User Review  - TheBentley - LibraryThing

Just My Type is exactly what the subtitle says it is: a book about fonts. I know it doesn't sound interesting, but it really is. It's not likely to make you a better graphic designer unless you're ... Read full review

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User Review  - akmargie - LibraryThing

Thank heavens for British writers. Garfield slyly weaves some biting and witty zingers throughout what is a suprising fun and not dry entre into the world of type design. Read full review

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User Review  - Sullywriter - LibraryThing

I never imagined there could be so much to know about fonts and even if I did, I never would have guessed it could be written about in such an engaging and interesting way. Read full review

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User Review  - TJWilson - LibraryThing

Beautifully entertaining. Not only a historical tour through font history but a good perspective of the art behind it all. An easy and enjoyable read. Read full review

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User Review  - JBD1 - LibraryThing

An interesting enough book, offering a sometimes-humorous overview of type design through the ages (but particularly during recent decades). I wasn't blown away by it, but I enjoyed it just fine ... Read full review

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User Review  - lindap69 - LibraryThing

Fascinating stories behind the development of those fonts we choose with such abandon on Word! Read full review

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User Review  - Brian.McGovney - LibraryThing

This is a good companion volume to the documentary film "Helvetica." Read full review


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