Book Review – Just My Type: A book about fonts by Simon Garfield

by Michael Zabel

Attention all typophiles!  We have found a “must read” for all fans of typography.  Just My Type: A book about fonts offers readers a chance to survey the world of typefaces through historical and contemporary anecdotes with chapter breaks devoted to brief histories of selected fonts throughout.  Included are chapters concerning the attributes of a good font, the worst fonts in the world, and an explanation of why that quick brown fox is always jumping over the lazy dog.  A full bibliographical list of both text and online references included along with a Periodic Table of Typefaces gracing the inside covers – a nice touch to an already thorough and entertaining text.