The Resource Just my type : a book about fonts, Simon Garfield ; oreword by Chipkidd, (electronic resource)

Just my type : a book about fonts, Simon Garfield ; oreword by Chipkidd, (electronic resource)

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Just my type : a book about fonts
Title
Just my type
Title remainder
a book about fonts
Statement of responsibility
Simon Garfield ; oreword by Chipkidd
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Garfield, Simon
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other
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Read by Gildart Jackson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jackson, Gildart
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Type and type-founding
  • Graphic design (Typography)
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Just my type : a book about fonts, Simon Garfield ; oreword by Chipkidd, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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MWT10755191
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 30 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781452624518
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Publisher number
MWT10755191
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Just my type : a book about fonts, Simon Garfield ; oreword by Chipkidd, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT10755191
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 30 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781452624518
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10755191
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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