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Fascinating. --Rob Kyff"
Keith Houston started writing about the stories behind different marks of punctuation back in 2008 and soon discovered that they wove a fascinating trail across the parallel histories of language and typography. He is the founder of ShadyCharacters.co.uk where he brings these typographic raconteurs into the light of day. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
An interesting read. Some chapters, like the one about @, are a bit dull. But they are balanced by, for example, the history of ¶ which is excellent. Read morePublished 9 days ago by David
Surprisingly interesting book on typography. I found it informative and most entertaining.Published 4 months ago by Daisy W
A hugely enjoyable history of some of the more unusual typographical symbols. Will be of interest to graphic designers and typography geeks.Published 6 months ago by Timothy Gowen
I read a review of this book in the Guardian and thought it sounded interesting and the sort of thing that would appeal to my husband. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Hornbeam