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Just My Type by Simon Garfield.. For those of us who have font peccadilloes, it can be a tough world to live in when an email comes through in lavendar Papyrus. Garfield’s book is the first to popularize typographic treasures and travesties. Yes, he fontificates. Funny and smart.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Garfield's particular strength is in characterising the men and women (there are very few of the latter) behind so many different typefaces. It is fascinating to learn that what drove Johannes Gutenberg, inventor of movable and reusable hot-metal type in 15th-century Germany, was not service to mankind or the pursuit of technical wizardry, but money."

The Guardian

"A book about font design and typography — what a snoozer, right? Wrong. "Just My Type," on sale Thursday, is informative, delightful — and essential reading for word geeks everywhere."

The Seattle Times

Author bio: Simon Frank Garfield (born 19 March 1960) is a British journalist and non-fiction author. He was educated at the independent University College School in Hampstead, London, and the London School of Economics, where he was the Executive Editor of The Beaver. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Nonfiction; (356 pp. Fontifying: Print only)

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