Revue de presse
'A fascinating and quirky new book' --Nigel Farndale, Sunday Telegraph
'Hugely entertaining ... a lively history.' --Sunday Business Post
`A celebration of our way with words' --Observer
`Whether you're a graphics geek or have never given typeography a second thought, don't miss this quirky font fest.' --Lauren Laverne, Grazia
'A quirky introduction to fonts... Simon Garfield is careful to tickle as much as he teaches.' -- Peter Robins, Daily Telegraph
'His book comprises dozens of lovely vignettes, anecdotes that make a potentially dusty subject utterly compelling.' --Independent on Sunday
'A joy to look at as well as to read... encapsulates the romance and magical possibilities of type.' -- Sunday Business Post
`Chatty, anecdotal ... illuminates even a walk to the shops' --Sunday Times
`Just My Type is a font fanatic's dream' -- Word
`Superb... a fascinating and funny book that delves into the history and oddities of typefaces throughout the ages.' -- Big Issue
`Enthralling... fascinating... strikes a great balance between fact and humour. Reading this book may just change your life.' -- Time Out
`He's extremely knowledgeable about type history while ignoring the politics and egos.' --Steven Heller, FT
`A whistle-stop tour of fonts... Garfield's book will open your eyes to the array of typefaces that demand our attention.' -- Emma Hagestadt, The Lady
`Garfield is an entertaining and congenial guide to this ubiquitous but little-known world.' --Literary Review
Présentation de l'éditeur
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 of Eats, 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.'
This edition is available with both black and silver covers.