Jane's Pick: Just My Type

Posted on Friday, November 16, 2012 by JANE CRONKHITE

Do you have an opinion about fonts?  Why do people hate Comic Sans so much?  What's the difference between Arial and Helvetica, and why doesn't my Windows Office Suite carry Helvetica?

There are now over 100,000 fonts in the world, so it's no wonder people have become curious and opinionated about them.  Simon Garfield's Just My Type is a great introduction to the world of fonts, from the days of Gutenberg to the renaissance of today's web world where we all have access to a wealth of fonts, and some are amateur typographers.  Can a font influence a presidential campaign?  The answer to your burning question lies in..

Just My Type Just My Type

If this piqued your interest, enjoy this Graphic Design and Typography book list of titles available at the library as well.

 

Tagged: Book Blog, font, garfield, simon, type, typography

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