I’m reading a fantastic new book about the history of fonts.
It’s called Just My Type and is by Simon Garfield.
Many of us take for granted or don’t realize the variety of fonts we confront in our everyday lives.
But, typeface can make an impact or generate feelings we may not realize.
I first came to appreciate typography when I was living in London.
I became friends with a German woman who was going to the Royal College of Art and was studying typography.
We had many discussions about fonts.
Once I asked her what typeface exemplifies the US, she said the fonts used in westerns (like Bonanza or saloon signs) and on the NYC subway.
I’m not by any means a font geek or nerd, but if you are, please let us know!
Oh, and let us know how you really feel about comic sans!?