Monday, September 5, 2011

More about fonts

Garfield A new book about type styles is out: Simon Garfield’s Just My Type. An NPR review touts the book as an “engaging history” about fonts, of which the book showcases more than 200, presenting stories about people behind them. Garfield himself does not advocate a single favorite but proposes different fonts for different uses. The book is set in Sabon, which Garfield finds “one of the most readable of all book fonts.” Alas, my word processing program does not offer Sabon, so when not on this blog, I’ll just have to stumble along with Century Schoolbook—or should I switch to a sans serif font?

Hat tip: Deborah L. Borman


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