Once in awhile, I am asked to review a book that has "me" written all over it. And this one is IT! I am a font freak - no, I won't even tell you how many lovely fonts my computer has installed on it - that is my secret. (But I find new ones all the time and it doesn't stop me from adding more every now and then!!) So Just My Type by Simon Garfield really jumped out at me as one I just HAD to read! This book has everything you ever wanted to know about fonts - and I do mean everything! I had no idea the history behind some of these font types. It was intriguing to me - fonts that you see everyday - all around you - and you never stop to think what prompted their formation or why they look like they do.
But after you read this book - you WILL think about fonts all around you! I guarantee it!
*I was sent an ARC copy for review purposes by the publisher.