Why Fonts Matter
Published by Gingko Press Inc.
144 pages, Paperback
7 1/4" X 8 3/4"
450 illustrations, ISBN: 978-1-58423-631-3
Take a look at the experiences and associations type evokes. Fonts have different personalities that can create trust or mistrust, give you confidence, make things seem easier to do or make a product taste better. Understand the science behind how fonts influence what you read. They’re hidden in plain sight, but they trigger memories, associations and multi-sensory experiences in your imagination. You may not believe it, but fonts can change the meanings of words right before your very eyes, alter the taste of your food, evoke emotional responses and reveal their users’ personalities. Graphic designer Sarah Hyndman specializes in exploring how fonts influence us as type consumers; Why Fonts Matter synthesizes Hyndman’s 20 years of experience as graphic designer with her typographic research and the findings of experimental psychologists and neuroscientists.
AIGA Eye On Design: “Get Your ‘Font Goggles’ on for The Type Taster“ (Review of 1st Edition)
AIGA Eye On Design: “The World’s Most Expensive-Looking Font Might Surprise You”
Communication Arts: “Just Your Type”
Computer Arts: “Taste Your Type” (print)
It’s Nice That: “Why Fonts Matter, and how they impact your mood”
Juxtapoz: “Why Fonts Matter by Sarah Hyndman”
lettica: “Why Fonts Really Do Matter” (Review of UK Edition)
Marwa Kahlil for Medium.com: “Why Fonts Matter” (Review of UK Edition)
Number 1 On Creative Bloq’s “The 8 Best Typography Books of 2015” List
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