Tomorrow I am going to crack into this little beauty of a book, Just My Type by Simon Garfield. What a great Xmas present.
From what I have read on the inside cover it is a book detailing how fonts took over the world. Why did Barack Obama chose Gotham for his presidential campaign? how did great originators of type from Baskerville and Gill through to Zapf develop fonts?
It also covers the pivotal moments when fonts left Letraset catalogues and were loaded onto computers… and typefaces became something we realised we all have an opinion about. Looking forward to the chapter on Comic Sans then!
It looks a great read, I suggest you check it out.