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Just My Type A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield


Just My Type: A Book About Fonts

Simon Garfield


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Synopsis

Just My Type A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield

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.


Reviews

'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)


About the Author

Simon Garfield

Simon Garfield was our Guest Editor in October 2012 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing.

 

Simon Garfield is the author of fourteen acclaimed books of non-fiction including On the Map, Just My Type and The Wrestling. 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.

 

Author photo © Sarah Lee


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352 pages

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Publisher
Profile Books Ltd

Publication date
22nd September 2011

Categories
The Real World
Books of the Month


ISBN
9781846683022
 



















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