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Just my type : a book about fonts / Simon Garfield.

Authors: Garfield, Simon.
Call number: 686.224 GAR
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Gotham Books, 2011.
Publication date: 2011.
Subject: Graphic design (Typography)
Type and type-founding.
Type and type-founding -- History.
Type and type-founding -- Social aspects.
Type and type-founding -- Psychological aspects.
Typographers -- Biography.
Title: Just my type : a book about fonts / Simon Garfield.
Physical description: 356 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents note: Love letters -- We don't serve your type -- Capital offence ; Gill Sans -- Legibility vs readability ; Albertus -- Can a font make me popular? ; Futura v Verdana -- The hands of unlettered men ; Doves -- The ampersand's final twist -- Baskerville is dead (long live Baskerville) ; Mrs. Eaves & Mr. Eaves -- Tunnel visions -- What is it about the Swiss ; Frutiger -- Road akzidenz -- DIY -- What the font? -- Can a font be German, or Jewish? ; Futura -- American Scottish ; Moderns, Egyptians, and fat faces -- Gotham is go -- Pirates and clones ; Optima -- The clamour from the past ; Sabon -- Breaking the rules ; The interrobang -- The serif of Liverpool ; Vendome -- Fox, gloves -- The worst fonts in the world -- Just my type.
Notes: Originally published: London : Profile Books, 2010
Summary note: A romp through the history of fonts and the lives of the great typographers, revealing the extent to which fonts are not only shaped by but also define the world in which we live.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [333]-338) and index.
ISBN: 9781592406524 (hc.) :
1592406521 (hc.)
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