Simon Garfield





Simon Garfield

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Simon Garfield is a British journalist and non-fiction author. He was educated at the independent University College School in Hampstead, London, and the London School of Economics, where he was the Executive Editor of The Beaver. He also regularly writes for The Observer newspaper.


Average rating: 3.75 · 17,602 ratings · 1,653 reviews · 21 distinct works · Similar authors
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Private Battles: Our Intima...
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The Nation's Favourite
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“These days, digitization enables us to view the copies [of the Gutenberg Bible] online without the need for a trip to the Euston Road, although to do so would be to deny oneself one of the great pleasures in life. The first book ever printed in Europe - heavy, luxurious, pungent and creaky - does not read particularly well on an iPhone.”
Simon Garfield, Just My Type: A Book About Fonts

“Of course you can judge a book by its cover; moreover, we are obliged to.”
Simon Garfield

“The shapes of letters do not derive their beauty from any sensual or sentimental reminiscences' he wrote. 'No one can say that the O's roundness appeals to us only because it is like that of an apple or a girl's breast or of the full moon. Letters are things, not pictures of things”
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