Just My Type

Just My Type
Publisher Penguin
Release Date
Category Design
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781101577813
Rating 4/5 from 60 reviews
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A hugely entertaining and revealing guide to the history of type that asks, What does your favorite font say about you? Fonts surround us every day, on street signs and buildings, on movie posters and books, and on just about every product we buy. But where do fonts 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.

Just My Type
  • Author : Simon Garfield
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01

A hugely entertaining and revealing guide to the history of type that asks, What does your favorite font say about you? Fonts surround us every day, on street signs and buildings, on movie posters and books, and on just about every product we buy. But where do fonts come from,

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Just My Type
  • Author : Simon Garfield
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2010-10-21

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

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Just My Type
  • Author : Tara Sivec
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2019-04-19

Live in the best small town in the world? Check.Have the greatest job ever working on my family's pumpkin farm? Check.Marry the town pharmacist and have a nice, quiet life with our son? Check-check."Oh, I'm sorry. Did you say you were happy? LOLOLOLOL!" ~ LifeEmber Hastings never thought

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Just My Type
  • Author : Erin Nicholas
  • Publisher : Samhain Pub Limited
  • Release Date : 2011-08

There's only one problem with the woman Jason “Mac” Gordon wants: his best friend's little sister is off limits. Way off limits...and too young and innocent for the likes of him. From past experience, he's learned to hide his not-so-nice preferences from the nice girls he seems to attract.

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Just My Type  6x9 Vintage Typewriter Keys Notebook
  • Author : Type Notes
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2019-02-21

Lined notebook with a groovy image of an antique typewriter on the cover. Perfect gift for your favourite writer! Mom on Mothers Day, Dad's birthday. Fun book to bring to your creative writing class! Buy matching books for the whole book club! Perfect gift for that special someone poet. 6" x 9"

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Just My Type
  • Author : Hannah Doyle
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2019-04-18

'I am officially a fan-girl' LUCY VINE The new bestselling novel from Hannah Doyle, author of the hit rom-com THE YEAR OF SAYING YES, perfect for fans of Love Island, Lucy Vine's What Fresh Hell and Dolly Alderton's Everything I Know About Love. Picked by Closer as a Must Read!

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Just Your Type
  • Author : Paul D. Tieger,Barbara Barron-Tieger
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2001-05-15

Discover how the secrets of Personality Type can enliven your love life! Learn the real reason why your strong quiet type has trouble expressing his feelings. Or why your social butterfly is always flirting...or why the neatnik in your life just can't leave that dirty sock where it is...

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Just My Type
  • Author : Hannah Doyle
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Release Date : 2019-04-18

'I am officially a fan-girl' LUCY VINE The new bestselling novel from Hannah Doyle, author of the hit rom-com THE YEAR OF SAYING YES, perfect for fans of Love Island, Lucy Vine's What Fresh Hell and Dolly Alderton's Everything I Know About Love. Picked by Closer as a Must Read!

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Just My Type
  • Author : Simon Garfield
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01

A hugely entertaining and revealing guide to the history of type that asks, What does your favorite font say about you? Fonts surround us every day, on street signs and buildings, on movie posters and books, and on just about every product we buy. But where do fonts come from,

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Just My Type
  • Author : Michael J. Rosen,Daniel Carlson
  • Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books (CT)
  • Release Date : 2016

Personality tests have become increasingly popular in the digital age. Examine a wide variety of online personality assessments, and learn how to distinguish useful applications from biased typecasting.

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Just My Type
  • Author : Synithia Williams
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-06-02

Janiyah Henderson may be an adult, but her dad doesn’t see it that way. Granted, she’s enjoying her post-college life of little-to-no responsibility, but when her dad announces at a family meeting that she can’t handle working a “real job,” there’s only one thing to do:

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Just Your Type
  • Author : Phil Catudal
  • Publisher : Da Capo Lifelong Books
  • Release Date : 2019-05-14

A comprehensive plan for matching diet and fitness regimens to body types, based on the proven system of somatotypes According to fitness guru Phil Catudal, 70 percent of people exercise the wrong way. To achieve lasting fitness and health, Catudal explains, you should work with your natural-born body type and do

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Just My Type
  • Author : Melissa Ragona,David Geers
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-06

What's in a face? In Angela Dufresne's hands, a face is sometimes stretched to its absolute limits, becoming landscape, becoming monstrous, becoming pure color. Just My Type is a study in the topology of the face, as it transforms and morphs, never standing still long enough to zero in on

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He s Just Not Your Type  And That s A Good Thing
  • Author : Andrea Syrtash
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Release Date : 2010-04-27

In He's Just Not Your Type (And That's a Good Thing), a relationship expert and dating columnist shares her counterintuitive approach to lasting love: encouraging women to date their "non-types." After years of dating, many women fall into a relationship rut. As serial daters, they are attracted to the same

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On the Map
  • Author : Simon Garfield
  • Publisher : Avery
  • Release Date : 2013

Examines the pivotal relationship between mapping and civilization, demonstrating the unique ways that maps relate and realign history, and shares engaging cartography stories and map lore.

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