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    DescriptionFonts surround us every day, on street signs and buildings, on movie posters and books, and on just about every product that we buy. But where do they come from, and why do we need so many? Who is responsible for the staid practicality of Times New Roman, the cool anonymity of Arial, or the irritating levity of Comic Sans (and the movement to ban it)? Typefaces are now 560 years old, but we barely knew their names until about twenty years ago when the pull-down font menus on our first computers made us all the gods of type. Beginning in the early days of Gutenberg and ending with the most adventurous digital fonts, Simon Garfield explores the rich history and subtle powers of type. He goes on to investigate a range of modern mysteries, including how Helvetica took over the world, what inspires the seeming ubiquitous use of Trajan on bad movie posters, and exactly why the all-type cover of "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" was so effective. It also examines why the "T" in the Beatles logo is longer than the other letters and how Gotham helped Barack Obama into the White House. A must-have book for the design conscious, "Just My Type"'s cheeky irreverence will also charm everyone who loved "Eats, Shoots & Leaves" and "Schott's Original Miscellany."


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    Title
    Just My Type (Library Edition)
    Subtitle
    A Book About Fonts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Garfield, Narrator Gildart Jackson
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 168 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781452634517
    ISBN 10: 1452634513
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BISAC V2.8: LAN000000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 686.2/24, 686.224
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55500
    BISAC V2.8: DES008000, REF000000, HIS000000, DES007050
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: Z250 .G23 2011B
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Library ed
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    30 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Simon Garfield is the author of books including "The Error World: An Affair with Stamps" and "Mini: The True and Secret history of the Making of a Motor Car." 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," and his theater roles include Henry Higgins in "My Fair Lady," and Adrian in "Private Eyes at the Old Globe."
    Review quote
    "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