Just My Type: A Book about Fonts

Sep 16, 2011

What font does KPCC use on its website? And why does it use that font? Simon Garfield, author of <i>Just My Type: A Book about Fonts</i>, probably knows the answer. Fonts may seem trivial but the role they play in our lives is large: from billboards to album covers to greeting cards, each font is picked carefully. Garfield is a “typophile,” who can tell you why you should NEVER use Comic Sans and why Trajan evokes memories of bad movies. What is the most effective font for us to use in emails, Microsoft Word and resumes? Garfield joins Patt to make us keenly aware of that which is all around us but we usually ignore and to help us decide carefully before we type.

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