R. Rutter

Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (75 of 80)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,513,968 - Total Helpful Votes: 75 of 80
Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield
Just My Type by Simon Garfield is "a book about fonts". But it's a book about fonts for people who aren't into fonts. If the usual diet of chocolates and flowers is not your thing, this book could be the perfect gift for the type widow or widower in your life.

What really makes Just My Type is that its author has written a book of stories. And its author is just that: a writer rather than a designer, typographer, observer; so the discussion of fonts, while detailed enough for many a type aficionados, is also extremely accessible to anyone with an interest in the world around them.

Just My Type examines how Helvetica and Comic Sans took over the world. It explains why… Read more
Favourite Worst Nightmare ~ Arctic Monkeys
Favourite Worst Nightmare ~ Arctic Monkeys
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A quality grower, 5 May 2007
This is a weird one. It's one of the albums which, when you listen to it for the first few times, doesn't exactly grab you, but somehow you know it's good, and further down the line you're gonna love it. I saw them do Teddy Picker and 505 on Later last night and found myself saying Blimey, these really are good songs." And so they are.

So, if this album doesn't smack you round the head on the first few listens (like the first album did) then fear not, it'll get you in the end - the song writing really is quite special.
Penguin by Design: A Cover Story 1935-2005 by Phil Baines
35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Penguin books have a rather illustrious heritage, with legendary typographer Jan Tschichold responsible for the iconic orange spines, three-pane covers with Gill Sans, and of course serious attention to detail in the typesetting.
Phil Baines takes us through the seventy years of history in the design of Penguin paperback covers, a constantly evolving part of Britain's culture and design history. The book is lavishly illustrated, with many full size covers, and goes into detail of individual titles. Fascinating too is the coverage of changing role of artists and designers throughout Penguin's history. It's a luscious book for anyone interested in typographical-related design.
The… Read more

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