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Just My Type a Book About Fonts

What'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. -- Product Description.

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  • "What'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. -- Product Description."@en
  • ""Desde que las tipografías se mudaron a la barra de herramientas del ordenador todos comenzamos a tener una opinión sobre ellas. Hoy es imposible ignorar su poder, su omnipresencia en las marcas que nos rodean o el carácter que imprimen a nuestros textos. Y si no, ¿por qué despierta tantas antipatías el uso de Comic Sans? ¿A qué se debió el revuelo causado cuando Ikea fue infiel a Futura con Verdana? ¿Por qué Obama decidió optar por la Gotham como su distintivo gráfico? ¿Qué hace que una tipografía "funcione"? Este divertido libro, profusamente ilustrado, cuenta la historia de más de doscientas fuentes desde su nacimiento (y en algunos casos hasta su muerte) a través de anécdotas sobre su empleo, sus creadores y sus usuarios. Garfield explica los fenómenos que hay detrás del dominio de fuentes como Helvética o Times New Roman o del odio hacia otras como Papyrus. Es mi tipo tiene todas las respuestas para quienes alguna vez se preguntaron qué tienen en común EasyJet y los Beach Boys, cuál es la tipografía favorita de Hollywood o si, como las personas, algunas fuentes son de Marte y otras son de Venus." --Solapa anterior."@es
  • "From fonts on street signs, IKEA and album covers, to print in our homes and offices; Simon Garfield meets the people behind the typefaces, explains how they affect our lives and gives us a history on how it all began."
  • "Historische verhandelingen over verschillende lettertypen."
  • "What'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 easyJet 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 som."@en
  • "A romp through the history of fonts and the lives of the great typographers, revealing the extent to which fonts are not only shaped by but also define the world in which we live --Résumé de l'éditeur."
  • "Fonts 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 fonts come from and why do we need so many? Who is behind the businesslike subtlety of Times New Roman, the cool detachment of Arial, or the maddening lightness of Comic Sans (and the movement to ban it)? Simon Garfield embarks on a mission to answer these questions and more, and reveal what may be the very best and worst fonts in the world. Type faces 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, Garfield unravels our age old obsession with the way our words look. This book investigates a range of modern mysteries, including how Helvetica took over the world, what inspires the seemingly ubiquitous use of Trajan on bad movie posters, and what makes a font look presidential, male or female, American, British, German, or Jewish. From the typeface of Beatlemania to the graphic vision of the Obama campaign, fonts can signal a musical revolution or the rise of an American president. This book is a must-read for the design conscious that will forever change the way you look at the printed word. -- Book Jacket."
  • "Fonts surround us every day, on street signs and buildings, on movie posters and books, and on just about every product that we buy. Bu where do fonts come from and why do we need so many? Who is behind the businesslike subtlety of Times New Roman, the cool detachment of Arial, or the maddening lightness of Comic Sans (and the movement to ban it)? Simon Garfield embarks on a mission to answer these questions and more, and reveal what may be the very best and worst fonts in the world. Typefaces are no 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, Garfield unravels our age old obsession with the way our words look. Just My Type investigates a range of modern mysteries, including how Helvetica took over the world, what inspires the seemingly ubiquitous use of Trajan on bad movie posters and what makes a font look presidential, male or female, American, British, German, or Jewish. From the typeface of Beatlemania to the graphic vision of the Obama campaign, fonts can signal a musical revolution or the rise of an American president. This book is a must-read for the design conscious that will forever change the way you look at the printed word."@en
  • "A romp through the history of fonts and the lives of the great typographers, revealing the extent to which fonts are not only shaped by but also define the world in which we live."
  • "Achtergrondverhalen bij bekende lettertypen."

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  • "Biography"
  • "Geschiedenis (vorm)"
  • "Miscellanea"@en
  • "Miscellanea"
  • "History"@en
  • "History"
  • "Electronic books"@en

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  • "Es mi tipo"@es
  • "Just My Type a Book About Fonts"@en
  • "Es mi tipo : [un libro sobre fuentes tipográficas]"
  • "Just my type a book about fonts"
  • "Es mi tipo : [un libro sobre fuentes tipográficas]"@es
  • "Just my type"@en
  • "Es mi tipo : un libro sobre fuentes tipográficas"@es
  • "Just my type : A book about fonts"
  • "Just my type : a book about fonts"@en
  • "Just my type : a book about fonts"
  • "Just my type : eats, shoots and leaves - for fonts"
  • "Precies mijn type"