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.
"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Amazon Best Books of the Month, September 2011: Simon Garfield’s Just My Type presents an entertaining history of fonts, from font "pirating" dating back nearly as far as Gutenberg to the creation of Comic Sans and Ikea’s font-change controversy. With a variety of recent, news-making examples and font samples throughout, Just My Type explains how and why certain fonts can elicit emotions or gut-instinct reactions. Garfield’s humor and historical anecdotes add to his deep understanding of how something as simple as font choice can speak volumes about our cultural climate--and why it’s so easy to agonize over what font to use on a party invitation. Whether you’re already a font aficionado or can’t tell the difference between Times New Roman and Arial, this entertaining history will give you a greater appreciation of the typefaces that surround you every day. --Malissa KentAbout the Author:
Simon Garfield writes for the Observer about science, health and the arts. He is a former editor of Time Out, and his book The End of Innocence won the Somerset Maugham Prize. He has written and edited twelve books, including the bestselling Mass Observation diaries.
"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Descripción Profile, 2010. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M1846683017
Descripción Profile, 2010. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX1846683017
Descripción Profile, 2010. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. New. Normally dispatched same day by Royal Mail from the UK. Nº de ref. de la librería N-SHELF1-GAR02
Descripción Profile, 2010. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111846683017
Descripción Profile, Britain, 2010. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st Edition. New, protective plastic covering still on and unopened. Size: 8.6" x 5.8". Nº de ref. de la librería 024572
Descripción Profile. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 1846683017 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.0835510
Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 97818466830151.0