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    Just My Type: A Book About Fonts (Hardback) By (author) Simon Garfield



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    DescriptionWhat'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.

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    Just My Type
    A Book About Fonts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Garfield
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    ISBN 13: 9781846683015
    ISBN 10: 1846683017

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.0
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    BIC subject category V2: WH
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 686.224
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: DES008000, DES007050
    Thema V1.0: WH, GBC
    Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    large type edition
    Illustrations note
    Profile Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Profile Books Ltd
    Publication date
    21 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Simon Garfield writes for the Observer about science, health and the arts. He is a former editor of Time Out, and his book The End of Innocence won the Somerset Maugham Prize. He has written and edited twelve books, including the bestselling Mass Observation diaries.
    Review quote
    This is a brilliant book, and Mark Stevenson is the perfect guide to a dizzying future that is already here. Genetic innovation. Social robots. Nano-factories. The ideas come so quickly, with such great humour - it's like the smartest dinner party you've ever attended. Peter Miller, author The Smart Swarm