About this book
The paperback edition of Garfield's humorous guide to the world of fonts and typefaces. Not just about design, this is full of stories on how Helvetica and Comic Sans took over the world, why Barack Obama opted for Gotham and how Amy Winehouse found her soul in 30s Art Deco. The hardback sold 47,000 copies and well received by critics. '...a kind of "Eats, Shoots & Leaves" for letters, revealing the extent to which fonts are not only shaped by but also define the world in which we live.' "Sunday Times"
Describes how Helvetica and Comic Sans took over the world; why Barack Obama opted for Gotham, while Amy Winehouse found her soul in 30s Art Deco; the pivotal moment when fonts left the world of Letraset and were loaded onto computers; and more.