The Type Brigade team and I hope to help Vancouverites’ interest in type flourish with valuable educational events: this includes special events like Bruno Maag’s first Canadian talk, a worksop with calligrapher Martin Jackson, and hosting Commercial Type’s first tour date. We also pride ourselves in giving under-recognised, local voices in type and lettering a platform topresent.
Attendees include designers, students, artists, letterers, developers, and other professionals looking to share their interest in typography, or improve their work. We also design a custom print to commemorate each event, which we give away to everyonethere.
During Vancouver Design Week, we also hosted a workshop, where designers had the chance to explore the relationship between letters and the tools used to makethem:
I also built the Type Brigade website and blog. Here, we write about the events and what’s happening with the meetup. It’s a static site built using Harp and hosted on the Surge CDN, two other projects I have been partof.