Just My Type: A Book About Fonts
Just My Type is not just a font book, but a book of stories. About how Helvetica and Comic Sans took over the world. About why Barack Obama opted for Gotham, while Amy Winehouse found her soul in 30s Art Deco. About the great originators of type, from Baskerville to Zapf, or people like Neville Brody who threw out the rulebook, or Margaret Calvert, who invented the motorway signs that are used from Watford Gap to Abu Dhabi. About the pivotal moment when fonts left the world of Letraset and were loaded onto computers ... and typefaces became something we realised we all have an opinion about.
As the Sunday Times review put it, the book is 'a kind of Eats, Shoots and Leaves for letters, revealing the extent to which fonts are not only shaped by but also define the world in which we live.'
This edition is available with both black and silver covers.
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JUST MY TYPE: A Book About FontsUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A thoroughly entertaining, well-informed tour of typefaces, some now 560 years old, some invented within just the last few years.If you own a computer, chances are good that you have hundreds of fonts ... Read full review
Review: Just My Type: A Book About FontsUser Review - Zohar - ManOfLaBook.com - Goodreads
“Just My Type: A Book About Fonts” by Simon Garfield is a nonfiction book about fonts. After reading this book I will never look at signs the same way again. The book documents the history of fonts ... Read full review