Textura: A font for the ages
Simon Garfield explores the peculiar history of typefaces in his new book, Just My Type: A Book About Fonts, published by Gotham Books. In the second of five exclusives excerpts, Garfield looks at the 15th-century equivalent of Times New Roman:
Johannes Gutenberg didn’t much care about finding a suitable font for each new project, or even changing the course of Western history. What he cared about was making money.