Up is Down

Announcement for the October ’15 meeting of The Society of Printers
Bi-fold card, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Printed by Interrobang Letterpress

A writer, investigator, and iconoclast, Errol Morris is celebrated as one of the most prominent and persuasive filmmakers of his generation. Lauded as “a magician and as great a filmmaker as Hitchcock or Fellini” by Roger Ebert, Morris’ films have received numerous awards including an Oscar, an Emmy, the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival, the Silver Bear at Berlin International Film Festival, and the Golden Horse at the Taiwan International Film Festival. He’s written two New York Times bestsellers, been honored with a MoMA retrospective and numerous fellowships from the NEA, Guggenheim, and MacArthur foundations.
 Truth, it’s influences, and our perceptions of it, have served as a thematic thread in Morris’ work. At the Society of Printers on October 7, the persevering examiner of truth, whose tenacity has drawn a U.S. Secretary of State’s confession to war crimes and freed an innocent man from prison, will talk about the credibility of typefaces. Sharing the results of a test he recently conducted with the help of the New York Times to find out whether typefaces have an effect on credulity, Mr. Morris will answer his question: Are there certain typefaces that compel a belief that the sentences they are written in are true?

With thanks to the SP Council: Keith Cross, President, Michele Cloonan, Vice President, Michael J. Babcock, Jr, Treasurer, Joseph R. Moore III, Secretary, Michael Russem, Auditor, Alex Camlin, Susan Glover, Whitney Leader-Picone, George Restrepo; and The Club of Odd Volumes.