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Just My Type: A Book About Fonts
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Simon Garfield
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Just My Type: A Book About Fonts

Simon Garfield


9781846683022

Profile


Art & Architecture;
Reference works;
Humour


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352 pages

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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.'

By:   Simon Garfield
Imprint:   Profile
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   373g
ISBN:   9781846683022
ISBN 10:   1846683025
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   November 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Simon Garfield is the author of twelve acclaimed books of non-fiction including Mauve, The Error World and The Nation's Favourite. His edited diaries from the Mass Observation Archive - Our Hidden Lives, We Are At War and Private Battles - were bestsellers, and his study of Aids in Britain, The End of Innocence, won the Somerset Maugham prize. He lives in London and St Ives, Cornwall.


'A quirky introduction to fonts... Simon Garfield is careful to tickle as much as he teaches' (Peter Robins, Daily Telegraph) 'Enthralling... fascinating... strikes a great balance between fact and humour. Reading this book may just change your life' (Time Out) 'His book comprises dozens of lovely vignettes, anecdotes that make a potentially dusty subject utterly compelling' (Independent on Sunday)


  • Winner of British Book Design & Production Award: Best British Book 2011.
  • Winner of British Book Design & Production Award: Best Jacket / Cover Design 2011.
  • Winner of British Book Design and Production Awards 2011 (UK)
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