Just My Type

The Type Directors Club is hosting an event at 7 pm on Sept. 20 featuring Simon Garfield, author of Just My Type.

Author Simon Garfield talks about his new book, Just My Type: A Book About Fonts. In this eye-opening exploration into the history of type, Garfield will reveal why something as simple as switching from Futura to Verdana gave Ikea a very public headache; why choosing Gotham helped Barack Obama win the White House; and why that quick brown fox won’t leave that lazy dog alone. Perfect for newcomers to the world of type and veterans who think they’ve seen it all, this talk will explain why the font choices we make are so important.