Event Many Types of Horror

Many Types of Horror

Book launch

10 August 2024

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Join us for the launch of James Bourbon‘s Many Types of Horror, published by local publishing house Ritual Press. Bourbon’s book catalogues the use of display type in branding and promoting horror films, lovingly collecting and reproducing mastheads and taglines from films celebrated and obscure. These letter forms—from the elegant, eerie serifs of gothic titles (invoking haunted castles and ancient curses) to the jagged, blood-soaked letters of slasher classics (symbolising brutality and relentless terror)—linger in our collective memory. Hear Bourbon share insights into his research into fonts and letterforms, and the making of his unusual book. Continue the celebrations with music and drinks.


The Institute of Modern Art acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the IMA now stands, the Jagera, Yuggera, Yugarapul, and Turrbal people. We offer our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first artists of this country. In the spirit of allyship, the IMA will continue to work with First Nations people to celebrate, support, and present their immense past, present, and future contribution to artistic practice and cultural expression.