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Just my type a book about fonts
(Audiobook on CD)

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Published:
[Old Saybrook, Ct.] : Tantor Media, p2011.
Status:
Central Audiovisual
CD 686.224 GARFI
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CD 686.224 GARFI
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Jan 23, 2017
Description
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 they come from, and why do we need so many? Who is responsible for the staid practicality of Times New Roman, the cool anonymity of Arial, or the irritating levity of Comic Sans (and the movement to ban it)?Typefaces 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, Simon Garfield explores the rich history and subtle powers of type. He goes on to investigate a range of modern mysteries, including how Helvetica took over the world, what inspires the seeming ubiquitous use of Trajan on bad movie posters, and exactly why the all-type cover of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus was so effective. It also examines why the "T" in the Beatles logo is longer than the other letters and how Gotham helped Barack Obama into the White House. A must-have book for the design conscious, Just My Type's cheeky irreverence will also charm everyone who loved Eats, Shoots & Leaves and Schott's Original Miscellany.
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Format:
Audiobook on CD
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
6 sound discs (7.5 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781452604510
UPC:
9781452604510

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Duration: 7:30:00.
Participants/Performers
Read by Gildart Jackson.
Description
A hugely entertaining and revealing guide to the history of type that asks, "What does your favorite font say about you?".
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Compact discs.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Garfield, S., & Jackson, G. (2011). Just my type: a book about fonts. Unabridged. [Old Saybrook, Ct.]: Tantor Media.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Garfield, Simon and Gildart. Jackson. 2011. Just My Type: A Book About Fonts. [Old Saybrook, Ct.]: Tantor Media.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Garfield, Simon and Gildart. Jackson, Just My Type: A Book About Fonts. [Old Saybrook, Ct.]: Tantor Media, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Garfield, Simon., and Gildart Jackson. Just My Type: A Book About Fonts. Unabridged. [Old Saybrook, Ct.]: Tantor Media, 2011.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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