"Just My Type" - a book about fonts by Simon Garfield.

Read by Julian Rhind Tutt

From type on the high street and book covers, to the print in our homes and offices, our world is surrounded by and spelt out by fonts. Little do we realise how our everyday choices are subtly informed and manipulated by these miniature works of art. Simon Garfield explores the history of the font and the people who brought them into being.

We spend so much of our lives travelling but barely give a thought to the design and display of countless transport messages that surround us. Today we explore the fonts we encounter on our journeys and end with the shocking story of the man who tried to give up helvetica.

Producer: Clive Brill
A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

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Thu 3 Nov 2016 02:45

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