Just My Type

Just My Type
A delightfully inquisitive tour that explores the rich history and the subtle powers of fonts.

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 fonts come from and why do we need so many? Who is behind the businesslike subtlety of Times New Roman, the cool detachment of Arial, or the maddening lightness of Comic Sans (and the movement to ban it)? Simon Garfield embarks on a mission to answer these questions and more, and reveal what may be the very best and worst fonts in the world.

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, Garfield unravels our age old obsession with the way our words look. Just My Type investigates a range of modern mysteries, including how Helvetica took over the world, what inspires the seemingly ubiquitous use of Trajan on bad movie posters, and what makes a font look presidential, male or female, American, British, German, or Jewish. From the typeface of Beatlemania to the graphic vision of the Obama campaign, fonts can signal a musical revolution or the rise of an American president. This book is a must-read for the design conscious that will forever change the way you look at the printed word.

CAD $20.17
Condition: New
ISBN/SKU: 
9781592407460
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Publication Date: 
September 4, 2012

PRINT HANDBOOK DIGITAL EDITION

PRINT HANDBOOK DIGITAL EDITION
CAD $32.33
Condition: New
ISBN/SKU: 
000208
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Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works

Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works
After two decades as one of the world's best-selling books on designing with type -- including editions in Korean, German, Russian, Portuguese, and Polish -- Stop Stealing Sheep & find out how type works continues to educate, entertain, and enlighten design students and type lovers around the globe.

In this third edition, acclaimed type designer Erik Spiekermann brings his type classic fully up to date on mobile and web typography. He also includes scores of new visual examples on how to effectively communicate with type and a full selection of new typefaces that are used and referenced throughout the book.

If you use type -- and these days, almost everyone does -- Spiekermann's engaging, common-sense style will help you understand how to look at type, work with type, choose the best typeface for your message, and express yourself more effectively through design. Compact, yet rich with anecdotes and visual examples, the handbook's multilayered design not only makes for a fun, fast read; it also invites exploration, ensuring you learn something new each and every time you open it up.

CAD $32.79
ISBN/SKU: 
9780321934284
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Publication Date: 
December 23, 2013

Supply Kit

Supply Kit

Kit consists of:

  • .5mm Mechanical Pencil
  • Charcoal Pencils
  • Eraser
  • Highlighter
  • Moleskin Journal
  • Tracing Paper
  • Sketch Book
  • Graph Paper
  • Steel Ruler
  • X-Acto Knife
  • Pack of Fineliners
  • Pentel Fude Brush Pen
CAD $76.95
ISBN/SKU: 
34890543
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