Children’s Books: A Type Story
with Kate Goad
Tue., Nov. 06
6:00PM – 7:30PM
location: Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch
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.
Kate is the assistant librarian at Letterform Archive. She earned her MLIS from Drexel University, specializing in archiving and focusing her electives on children's resources. Her interest in type stems from discovering abandoned Letraset in her high school graphic's room. Before coming to Letterform Archive, she worked with the award-winning children's brand Wee Society.