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A font of fonts

Just My Type

Title: Just My Type
By: Simon Garfield

Delectable. For those who relish font variety but cringe at typographic promiscuity, here's a tonic. Garfield has a gift for pedagogy without pedantry; his book conveys a great deal of information without bogging down. The book's design supports his text admirably. The illustrations are crisp, and detailed discussions of a font are preceded or followed by paragraphs or pages set in that font. NB: When I went to write this review, I was careful to do my first draft in my choice of font, only to realize that I had no control over the way it would appear here. I feel revolution brewing…

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Posted by curious on Jan. 23, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
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