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  • Title: From ASCII Art to Comic Sans: Typography and Popular Culture in the Digital Age
  • Author(s) Karin Wagner
  • Publisher: The MIT Press (September 19, 2023)
  • License(s): CC BY-NC 4.0
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • eBook: HTML
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0262546140
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262546140
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Book Description

This book offers an original vision of the history of typography and computing in the digital age, viewed through the lens of offbeat typography. We often regard text as pure information and typography as a transparent art form without meaning of its own. In this richly illustrated book, however, Karin Wagner offers a fresh perspective that shows how text is always an image that conveys meaning, and how typography, far from being meaningless, has in fact shaped modern visual and material culture in significant ways.

About the Authors
  • Karin Wagner is Professor in Art History and Visual Studies in the Department of Cultural Sciences at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
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