Just My Type
A Book About Fonts
Publication Date: September 2011
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A hugely entertaining and revealing guide to the history of type that asks, "What does your favorite font say about you?"
Simon Garfield is the author of twelve acclaimed books of nonfiction, including The Error World: An Affair with Stamps, Mini: The True and Secret History of the Making of a Motor Car, and Exposure: The Unusual Life and Violent Death of Bob Carlos Clarke. He lives in London and St. Ives, Cornwall, and currently has a soft spot for Requiem Fine Roman and HT Gelateria. With acting credits that span stage and screen, Gildart Jackson is most often recognized for his role as Gideon on Charmed. Other notable TV roles include Jackson Palmer on Providence and Simon Prentiss on General Hospital, as well as guest appearances on Stargate: Atlantis, Las Vegas, and CSI. Theater roles include Trigorin in The Seagull, Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, and Adrian in Private Eyes at the Old Globe.
Are you an Arial person? A Times New Roman? A Garamond? Like the car you drive or the clothes you wear, your typeface can help express your personality. Author Simon Garfield talks about the fashion of fonts ... and why so many people hate Comic Sans. More at NPR.org
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"A lively companion to books such as Robert Bringhurst's essential Elements of Typographic Style (1992) and John Lewis's classic Typography: Design and Practice." ---Kirkus Starred Review