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Paddy's Lament, Ireland 1846-1847: Prelude to Hatred
Thomas Gallagher
Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One
Jenny K. Blake
When in French: Love in a Second Language
Lauren Collins
Beyond the Job Description: How Managers and Employees Can Navigate the True Demands of the Job
Jesse Sostrin
Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing
David Hubel, Margaret S. Livingstone
Achieving Your Potential As A Photographer: A Creative Companion and Workbook
Harold Davis
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
Sherry Turkle
Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs (Voices That Matter)
Roberto Valenzuela
Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl, Harold S. Kushner
Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection
Jacob Silverman

Just My Type: A Book about Fonts

Just My Type: A Book About Fonts - Simon Garfield If you don't read the rest, at least read the foreword by Chip Kidd. Wonderfully done in his unique graphic style. I'm kind of interested in fonts, typefaces, but I had no idea there was so much involved. This book is a good overview, presented in shortish chapters in an entertaining style. But I did get a little fatigued by it. A glossary would have been a useful addition. I became more confused about what was a typeface, a font, a glyph, and "not-a-font", perhaps a logo or design as I went along. I also was a bit overwhelmed walking around the streets for a few days, being hyper-aware of all the different fonts and designs coming at me. Still, overall, a fun book. I liked the "fontbreak" chapters that focused on a particular font and usually its history.