Type Matters Edited by Christopher Scott Wyatt & Dànielle Nicole DeVoss

A collection of academic essays exploring the rhetorical, technological, and cultural roles of type and its letterforms. The subjects include Ames Hawkin’s hate relationship with Times New Roman, John Logie’s research on Amazon’s Bookerly for its Kindle, Philip Rice’s take on the new Google logo, and Garrett W. Nichols’s defense for Comic Sans. The chapter on Comic Sans was a challenge to read because the entire text is set in Comic Sans. It’s a struggling trying get through this book because the scholar style of writing is quite dry and boring.