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Just My Type: A Book About Fonts

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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. Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.334
Greysolon

Pleasant Enough

by Greysolon on May 10, 2014

Filled with glimpses of history and many of the key figures in the world of typography, and occasionally witty and insightful by turns. Mr. Garfield's diverting romp through its topic too often bounces about: one more editorial pass would have made a more coherent and lasting job of work.

Gillink2

Good Read

by Gillink2 on Apr 16, 2012

It's great to read about the fonts and the geeks who designed them .As an amateur calligrapher I had only a passing knowledge of print fonts. The book widened my interest a great deal.

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