Download E-books Just My Type: A Book About Fonts PDF

By Simon Garfield

A delightfully inquisitive travel that explores the wealthy background and the delicate powers of fonts.

Fonts encompass us on a daily basis, on highway symptoms and constructions, on motion picture posters and books, and on near to each product that we purchase. yet the place do fonts come from and why can we desire such a lot of? who's at the back of the businesslike subtlety of occasions New Roman, the cool detachment of Arial, or the maddening lightness of comedian Sans (and the circulation to prohibit it)? Simon Garfield embarks on a challenge to respond to those questions and extra, and show what could be the absolute best and worst fonts within the world.

Typefaces are actually 560 years outdated, yet we slightly knew their names until eventually approximately two decades in the past, whilst the pull-down font menus on our first desktops made us all of the gods of kind. starting within the early days of Gutenberg and finishing with the main adventurous electronic fonts, Garfield unravels our age previous obsession with the way in which our phrases glance. Just My Type investigates a number of smooth mysteries, together with how Helvetica took over the realm, what evokes the doubtless ubiquitous use of Trajan on undesirable motion picture posters, and what makes a font glance presidential, male or lady, American, British, German, or Jewish. From the typeface of Beatlemania to the photograph imaginative and prescient of the Obama crusade, fonts can sign a musical revolution or the increase of an American president. This publication is a must-read for the layout unsleeping that would perpetually switch how you examine the broadcast word.

Show description

Read Online or Download Just My Type: A Book About Fonts PDF

Similar Design books

150 Best Minimalist House Ideas

Jam-packed with countless numbers of lush, full-color pictures, one hundred fifty most sensible Minimalist inside principles profiles appealing minimalist rooms around the world and offers assistance, methods, and strategies revealing the best way to create your individual attractive, refined interiors. essentially the most well known modern inside layout traits, minimalism highlights the essence of a room, stressing fresh traces, clutter-free areas, and a restricted colour palette.

In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World (MIT Press)

We are filling up the area with expertise and units, yet we've got overlooked a tremendous query: what's these things for? What worth does it upload to our lives? So asks writer John Thackara in his new publication, within the Bubble: Designing for a fancy global. those are tricky questions for the pushers of expertise to reply to.

Neuro Web Design: What Makes Them Click?

“While you’re examining Neuro website design, you’ll most likely end up considering ‘I already knew that…’ much. but if you’re accomplished, you’ll notice that your skill to create potent sites has mysteriously better. an excellent thought for a booklet, and extremely well performed.

What an Architecture Student Should Know

It isn't simply you. each structure scholar is at the beginning harassed by means of structure institution - an schooling so diversified that it does not evaluate to anything. A student’s pleasure at being selected in stiff pageant with many different candidates can flip to doubt whilst she or he struggles to appreciate the common sense of the categorical educating procedure.

Additional info for Just My Type: A Book About Fonts

Show sample text content

Rated 4.26 of 5 – based on 49 votes