10 Awesomely Dorky Facts About Fonts

Just My Type

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You don’t have to thrill at the curve of an ampersand to appreciate all that is Simon Garfield’s “Just My Type: A Book About Fonts.

“We may be closer to our fonts than ever before — we pick, we choose, we can even design our own with the proper software — but that does not mean there aren’t depths as yet unplumbed.

Here is your chance to experience the power, the nuance, the ability to say exactly what you mean, and the potential to express precisely the opposite.

The guy who designed Helvetica earned a flat fee, no royalties

Heavy bold jagged fonts are mostly male; whimsical, lighter curly fonts are mostly female

Road sign research reveals lower-case letters are easier to read when travelling at high speed

Obama chose Hoefler & Frere-Jones' Gotham as his official campaign font

Here's what your font says about you:

Breaking-up may be hard to do, but there are many ways to type it

There is a font to express gratitude — and to quit your job

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