Just My Type: A Book About Fonts Paperback (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
352
Utgivningsdatum
2011-09-28
Upplaga
Main
Utmärkelser
Winner of British Book Design & Production Award: Best British Book 2011.; Winner of British Book Design & Production Award: Best Jacket / Cover Design 2011.
Förlag
PROFILE BOOKS
Originalspråk
English
Illustrationer
Illustrations
Dimensioner
197 x 128 x 25 mm
Vikt
380 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781846683022

Just My Type: A Book About Fonts Paperback

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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 ofEats, 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.'
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  1. Intressant men nördig
    Lars Erik Morin, 26 november 2015

    Sträckläste den här, fast på svenska ("Precis min typ"). Retade mej på att översättningen var konstig bitvis. T ex var "ink" översatt med bläck, något som hör till bläckstråleskrivare och reservoarpennor. I tidningar och böcker heter det tryckfärg.

    Sen köpte jag den på engelska för att jämföra.

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"'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)"

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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.