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Children’s Books: A Type Story

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  • Led By Kate Long
  • Where SFPL Main Library, Koret Auditorium

For most of us, story books are our first introduction to reading and letter recognition. For a lucky few, it’s a gateway to loving type. The Caldecott and the Newberry Medals, among the most prestigious American awards for children’s literature, evaluate books based on content and illustration; because typefaces do not fit neatly in either category, the role they play in enchanting young readers and building early literacy skills is often overlooked. Kate will explore how type can be used for good and evil in the rich world of children’s books.

This event is part of the Letterform Lecture series, co-presented by Type@Cooper West and the San Francisco Public Library, and sponsored by Adobe.

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