on 1 December 2012
This is a real gem of a source book, having had my typographical appetitie wetted by JUST MY TYPE. Like most adults my knowledge of fonts comes via Microsoft menus. However, I have always been intierested in lettering and this is a useful compendium to copy from. I like the trndy cover design and the layout of the book
Although I have never actually worked in the print trade I was, as a child, fascinated by our local small printer and used to watch and help him when I could. Many years later, needing professionally to write complex and detailed reports, I remembered some of his advice and bought this and one other book to help find a few fonts other than the over-used Times, Helvetica or Arial that could be used.
I also found a use for it in being able to identify typefaces used by others in printed documents that I thought worked well in that instance and endeavoured to use that font myself when able.
The book is intended for the print trade, in its broadest sense, but it may be a worthwhile acquisition for the larger office where text is used, for example legal, medical, architectural offices and even scripts may be good uses.