After the parts of victims are identified by the forensics
experts, they make efforts to restore the characters to a
functional condition. This is a highly controlled environment
where each project is taken very seriously. The maintenance
of legibility is of primary importance when approaching each
new case, no matter how hideous the situation. Many forms
re-enter full communication without any hindrance to
legibility. Others are simply beyond repair, and are left as
donors for other hapless victims of typographic crimes.
The one certainty is that this is a capital murder case. We
are still left with the main question: Who, or what, killed Z?
Severe crumpling and twisting of overall form.
The perpetrator was most likely big and strong.
Straight lines connected
at sharp angles. r
Average stroke weight, with
slight change in thickness.
“Its parts are consistent
with capital letters. This
character could be a Z,”
Dr. Pilcrow, the resident
typologist, informs us as
we stand before our
hideous, twisted freak.
Dr. Pilcrow’s character analysis gives us little to work with.
Twisted mess consists of body
parts, ink and grid matter.
General shape consistent with a Z?
Hyperextended tail portion.