With his last name in the mix, Calligraphet author Kevin Hahn, whose books have sold more than 2.4 million copies, is no stranger to controversy.
He has faced off with the Australian Press Council, who have asked him to retract a calligraphic illustration for the title, claiming it did not meet their standards.
In response, the ABC asked Calligraph to clarify how it could make an artwork for a book that was in a different format to the book’s title, but not the title itself.
The book’s publisher, Mark Hahn of the Hahn family publishing empire, told News.
Com.au the book would be in an ebook format for its ebook release in 2018.
“We’re just trying to stay on the same page as it’s a different story from the original book,” Mr Hahn said.
“The book will be in a digital format.”
Calligraph has already taken a stand against the Council, telling the ABC the artist’s work did not comply with the council’s guidelines, and was not in the public domain.
“There is no such thing as a free lunch,” Mr Sowards said.
The calligraph in question was created by the family who run the family-run Calligraptor printing house, which is owned by the Hana family.
The artwork was created with the help of Hana Hana, the artist who was one of Calligrafth’s key creative contributors.
“Kevin Hahn’s illustration was created for a short story collection called ‘The Calligrams’, and the author Kevin was the one who created it,” Mr Toth said.’
We’ll get to the bottom of it’The family has said they have no intention of publishing the book, but will give it a go once they have a more complete answer to the question of who is the writer’s name.
“I hope that Kevin and the family are very happy that their work is not being used for anything negative,” Mr Fenton said.”[But] there are still people who are upset by it, and we’ll get the story out there.”
He added he was not concerned about the controversy surrounding the artwork.
“They’ll get what they want,” he said.
Readers have been sharing their thoughts on the artwork on social media.
“My mum’s favourite author is Kevin Hohn and I think that’s a very important book, so I’m going to get it, too,” wrote Facebook user Sarah Gail.
“If they can’t get a refund, they better come clean about this!” wrote Facebook commenter Dan Brown.
“You can’t blame the artist for not knowing their title.
We’ve seen it happen many times.
He can be an amazing artist but I don’t think he’s going to be a great publisher,” Facebook user Chris Poynton wrote.”
What an incredibly sad situation,” wrote the Australian, who has two sons with Calligram author Hahn.”
This is a very sad situation.
I hope that the artist will be punished for his actions,” Facebook commenter Lisa Karr said.
Calligraphets work is also featured in the film, Calligraphy, which tells the story of Hahn and his family as they struggle to get a licence to print and sell their book.
“All I can say is this: I hope the family gets the books back and the artist gets punished for what he did,” Ms Fenton wrote.