Praise for Simon Garfield's On the Map:
"Innumerable modes of seeing the world unfold in this exuberant history of maps. [...] His droll humor and infectious curiosity will keep readers engrossed as he uncovers surprising ways in which maps chart our imaginations as much as they do the ground underfoot."" -Publishers Weekly""
"""A vivid foray into the romance of maps. [...] A fine, fun presentation of the brand of cartography that continues to whet our imaginations." --Kirkus"
"""Delightful... If maps be the fuel of wanderlust, read on." -- From the foreword by Dava Sobel, author of Longitudes"
"""There couldn't be anyone better to write about our love for maps than Simon Garfield, who is a master at unearthing strange facts and mixing them with a lively personal narrative...fascinating." --Giles Foden, Conde Nast Traveller (UK)"""
Praise for Simon Garfield's Just My Type:
"This is a smart, funny, accessible book that does for typography what Lynne Truss's best-selling Eats, Shoots & Leaves did for punctuation: made it noticeable for people who had no idea they were interested in such things."
--Janet Maslin, "The New York Times "
"An engaging look at the world of fonts. [...] Just My Type urges us to put on the brakes and take in the scenery as far as typography goes. Whether you're a graphic designer or a layperson with no background in this area, reading what Garfield has to say will change the way you perceive the written word forever."
"--The Los Angeles Times ""
""Reading Simon Garfield's Just My Type can transform your daily life into an endless quest for knowledge of the typefaces in which signs, books, magazines, newspapers, etc. are set."
"--The Washington Post""
"Highly entertaining ... Garfield takes readers on a rollicking tour of the world of typography, from book jackets to road signs, TV shows to computers."
"--USA Today ""
"A deliriously clever and entertaining booshow more