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Simon Loxley

Type

Simon Loxley Type The Secret History Of Letters
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If you've ever wondered exactly what a Zapf is, or if Baskerville has anything to do with Sherlock Holmes, Type is the answer to these questions and more. This is the story of the passions, and obsessions of the creator of type; of the influences of wars, persecution, and political upheaval, and the effects of business and technological breakthroughs on fonts and typography. From Gutenberg's first moveable type to the Internet, Simon Loxley tells the stories behind the letters, giving readers a cultural history unlike any other. After reading Type, readers will never look at the printed word in the same way again.

""A heady mixture of intrigue, personal achievement and corporate greed...Loxley offers an engaging, well-presented account of the more eccentric personalities in type design.""--Times Literary Supplement

 
""A funny, informative romp through typography.""--BookPage

 
""You'll never look at Renner's elegant circles-and-lines font Futura in the same way again.""--Boston Globe
 
""Simon Loxley takes the reader on a fascinating journey peppered with anecdotes concerning type designers and their creations."" --Mediaevistik 19

""Remarkably good."" - Journal of the American Printing History Association

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