"Just My Type" - a book about fonts by Simon Garfield.
Read by Julian Rhind Tutt
From type on the high street and book covers, to the print in our homes and offices, our world is surrounded by and spelt out by fonts.
Little do we realise how our everyday choices are subtly informed and manipulated by these miniature works of art.
Simon Garfield explores the history of the font and the people who brought them into being.
Today we tell the sad tale of Vicki Walker who had the temerity to capitalise her emails.
Then we go back in time to the origins of the font and the Gutenberg press.
And end with the only example in history of a drowned font!
Producer: Clive Brill
A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.
The sad tale of Vicki Walker, who had the temerity to capitalise her emails.