Monday, March 12, 2012
Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield
A little bit of Garfield's material is duplicated in the Helvetica documentary film. There are some great quotes, such as this one from Peter Fraterdeus: "There is no legitimate typographic reason to create an alphabet which looks like it leaked out of a diaper." Garfield also quotes Robert Bringhurst, author of The Elements of Typographical Style.
Thanks to Garfield, I learned that there is a YouTube video of a quick brown fox jumping over a lazy dog. Learning + fun = Great book.