Open Book: Fonts and Fiction, Malvern Library, Thursday, 28. May 2020

An illuminating talk by Melbourne novelist and essayist Nick Gadd about typography in fiction.
In Death of a Typographer, Martin Kern has a special sensitivity to fonts, a skill he uses to solve typographical crimes. When a local printer is found dead in his workshop, his body in the shape of an X, Martin and his co-investigator are drawn into a mystery that is stranger than anything they have encountered before. Someone is leaving typographical clues at the scenes of a series of murders.
Nick Gadd’s latest mystery novel takes the reader into the arcane world of typographers and their typefaces, of symbols, swashes and glyphs, where the difference between a serif and sans serif could mean life and death. Designed by one of Australia’s best typographers, Stephen Banham, Death of a Typographer features more than 30 different fonts in its pages.

Thursday, 28. May 2020, Malvern Library, Open Book: Fonts and Fiction

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