Just My Type: A Book about Fonts

tags: fonts

This is a book about fonts (or type or typefaces – I’ve learned there are subtle variations in the definitions of each, but I can’t remember what they are). The book is a series of anecdotes about fonts/types. Each chapter is short – you can read one in 3-4 minutes, but they’re all pretty entertaining. Some things I learned:

The entire book is full of these stories. It’s well-written and frequently funny. It does occasionally get into touchy-feely emotional talk about the design characteristics of fonts, which I didn’t quite get, but designers will no-doubt love it. Absolutely worth the read, and so much better than the other book I read about fonts last year: Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works (here’s my Goodreads review of that book, which I really disliked).

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