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Just My Type

Author : Simon Garfield
ISBN : 9781101577813
Genre : Design
File Size : 23. 92 MB
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A hugely entertaining and revealing guide to the history of type that asks, What does your favorite font say about you? Fonts surround us every day, on street signs and buildings, on movie posters and books, and on just about every product we buy. But where do fonts 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.

I M Very Font Of You Because You Are Just My Type

Author : Alia K.
ISBN : 1726278778
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This Motivational quote lined notebook is perfect for anyone to record ideas, or to use for writing and note-taking. It can be used by kids, school and college students and even adults. This composition book or notebook is ideal for: -Birthday Gifts for kids and adults-Special occasions -Christmas Gifts for all ages-Student's gifts-Stationery gift pack-Office workers and friends -Use as a journals or notepadAnd for capturing ideas and much more...

Why Fonts Matter

Author : Sarah Hyndman
ISBN : 9780753551912
Genre : Design
File Size : 67. 11 MB
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We all constantly interact with type in almost every aspect of our lives. But how do fonts affect what we read and influence the choices we make? This book opens up the science and the art behind how fonts influence you. It explains why certain fonts or styles evoke particular experiences and associations. Fonts have different personalities that can create trust, mistrust, give you confidence, make things seem easier to do or make a product taste better. They’re hidden in plain sight, they trigger memories, associations and multisensory experiences in your imagination. * Fonts can alter the meanings of words right before your very eyes. * See what personalities fonts have, and what they reveal about YOUR personality. * Explore how you respond to fonts emotionally and can make fonts work for your message. * Be amazed that a font has the power to alter the taste of your food. This book is for anyone who is interested in giving words impact, who loves words and how they influence us.

Mrs Stone Dr Smellie

Author : Robert Woods
ISBN : 9781781387528
Genre : Medical
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How did midwives deliver women in the past? What was their understanding of anatomy and physiology? How did they cope with unnatural presentations, haemorrhage, miscarriage and stillbirths, constipation? Were lives being prolonged and risks diminished? Midwifery case notes offer a considerable source of evidence, which, when used with care and imagination, help to tackle these questions. Mrs Stone & Dr Smellie demonstrates this in a fascinating way by analysing the work of two well-known midwives. Sarah Stone's A Complete Practice of Midwifery was published in London in 1737. Mrs Stone had been a midwife in Bridgwater, Taunton and Bristol before moving to London in the late 1730s. Her book collects 43 case notes mainly from her Somerset practice. It is probably unique in providing a female midwife's perspective on childbirth in provincial England in the eighteenth century. Although often mentioned by medical historians, literary scholars have given it most attention by reading it as a feminist text. But A Complete Practice reproduced in full within this book, is a detailed, albeit selective, account of the problems faced by midwifes, what they could do for their women, and how likely they were to succeed. William Smellie (1697-1763) occupies a pivotal position in the history of midwifery, not only in Britain, but also in the wider international community. He published a textbook in 1751 and two collections of case notes in 1754 and 1764. an analysis of the 278 London cases. Woods and Galley offer a 'thick description' of Smellie's practice, the problems he faced, the people he dealt with, how he combined domiciliary clinical practice with advanced instruction, and the way in which he presented his work to a wider community for their enlightenment. Compulsory reading for those working on the history of medicine and midwifery, demography and social history, Mrs Stone and Dr Smellie is an engaging final study by the late internationally-renowned scholar Professor Robert Woods, FBA.

Life Goes On

Author : Simon Garfield
ISBN : 1781251231
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Edited by bestselling author and editor Simon Garfield, Life Goes On is a collection of diaries of Jean Lucey Pratt, which she kept from before the Second World War until the 1970s. Jean's writing brings to life a hidden corner of everyday existence for a young, single woman during a fascinating era in British history. Simon Garfield is the author of the international bestsellers, Just My Type-A Book About Fonts and On the Map: Why the World Looks the Way it Does, and a trilogy of edited diaries from the Mass Observation Archive.

Alphabetical

Author : Michael Rosen
ISBN : 9781619025165
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A “beguiling . . . passionate and funny” biography of the alphabet—from A to Z and umlauts to dictionaries—by a bestselling author “whose fervor is contagious” (Boston Globe). In Alphabetical, Michael Rosen tells the fascinating tale of how our modern alphabet—those twenty-six peculiar shapes and their corresponding sounds—came to be. With a chapter devoted to each letter, Rosen shares personal anecdotes and fascinating facts about the history and evolution of written language. Starting with the mysterious Phoenicians and the first time sounds were turned into symbols, he races on to show how nonsense poems work, pin down the strange story of OK, trace our five lost letters and tackle the tyranny of spelling, among many other things. His heroes of the alphabet range from Edward Lear to Phyllis Pearsall (the inventor of the A-Z), and from the two scribes of Beowulf to today’s most innovative rappers. Exploring subjects from codes to umlauts and the writing of dictionaries, “Rosen has written a charming and thought-provoking book about what written language represents, how we use it, and the joys and mysteries therein.” (Publishers Weekly, Starred Review).

On The Map

Author : Simon Garfield
ISBN : 9781101606575
Genre : Reference
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Cartography enthusiasts rejoice: the bestselling author of Just My Type reveals the fascinating relationship between man and map. Simon Garfield’s Just My Type illuminated the world of fonts and made everyone take a stand on Comic Sans and care about kerning. Now Garfield takes on a subject even dearer to our fanatical human hearts: maps. Imagine a world without maps. How would we travel? Could we own land? What would men and women argue about in cars? Scientists have even suggested that mapping—not language—is what elevated our prehistoric ancestors from ape-dom. Follow the history of maps from the early explorers’ maps and the awe-inspiring medieval Mappa Mundi to Google Maps and the satellite renderings on our smartphones, Garfield explores the unique way that maps relate and realign our history—and reflect the best and worst of what makes us human. Featuring a foreword by Dava Sobel and packed with fascinating tales of cartographic intrigue, outsize personalities, and amusing “pocket maps” on an array of subjects from how to fold a map to the strangest maps on the Internet, On the Map is a rich historical tapestry infused with Garfield’s signature narrative flair. Map-obsessives and everyone who loved Just My Type will be lining up to join Garfield on his audacious journey through time and around the globe.

The Anatomy Of Type

Author : Stephen Coles
ISBN : 9780062203113
Genre : Design
File Size : 45. 30 MB
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The Anatomy of Type is the ultimate stylistic guide to the intricacies and design of 100 indispensable typefaces. A delightful, colorful, and visual reference guide created by Stephen Coles and Tony Seddon—two acknowledged pros in the font design world—The Anatomy of Type was developed with typographers, graphic designers, and font geeks in mind, graphically and visually expanding on the current font-mania initiated by Simon Garfields's Just My Type.

Pc Computing

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ISBN : UOM:39015030263688
Genre : IBM Personal Computer
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Macworld

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ISBN : UOM:39015035727422
Genre : Macintosh (Computer)
File Size : 62. 9 MB
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