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  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris; First Paperback Edition edition (31 Mar. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845110285
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845110284
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.3 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 967,450 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A heady mixture of intrigue, personal achievement and corporate greed...Loxley offers an engaging, well-presented account of the more eccentric personalities in type design."--"Times Literary Supplement"""
"A funny, informative romp through typography."--"BookPage"""
"You'll never look at Renner's elegant circles-and-lines font Futura in the same way again."--"Boston Globe""" "Simon Loxley takes the reader on a fascinating journey peppered with anecdotes concerning type designers and their creations." --"Mediaevistik 19"

"Remarkably good." - "Journal of the American Printing History Association"

*A heady mixture of intrigue, personal achievement and corporate greed...Loxley offers an engaging, well-presented account of the more eccentric personalities in type design.*--Times Literary Supplement
*A funny, informative romp through typography.*--BookPage
*You'll never look at Renner's elegant circles-and-lines font Futura in the same way again.*--Boston Globe *Simon Loxley takes the reader on a fascinating journey peppered with anecdotes concerning type designers and their creations.* --Mediaevistik 19

*Remarkably good.* - Journal of the American Printing History Association

About the Author

Simon Loxley, practicing typographer, designer and teacher, lives in London. This is his first book.


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