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Type Brigade №21: Looking Locally

Type Brigade №21: Looking Locally

After the fantastic turnout for the last event, we’re excited to announce Type Brigade №21 is taking place on August 26th.

Once again, we’ll learn about type design and typography from two amazing speakers at Mobify HQ in Yaletown, one floor below where Bringhurst’s classic The Elements of Typographic Style was published.

• Doors: 6:30PM
• Talks begin: 7:00PM
• No admittance during talks

Every other month, Type Brigade hosts one type design and one typography talk. On August 26th, we’ll hear from two very talented designers: Alanna Munro and Brooke Allen.

Alanna Munro – Local Lettering

Many of the apartment buildings in Vancouver proudly display their name in golden paint on their front doors. Many of these have been hand-lettered, and almost all of them boast interesting shapes and type design choices. In an effort to study these artefacts in more detail and practice drawing letters, Alanna Munro started Local Lettering. She’ll share her ongoing documentation and digitisation of this part of Vancouver’s typographic history.

Alanna Munro is a interaction designer, typographer, letter-maker and code explorer.

Brooke Allen – Local Lecturing

Brooke Allen’s talk is based on some of the feedback you’ve given on what you’d like to see at Type Brigade! We’ll be sharing more details soon.

Brooke Allen has over fifteen years of professional design experience, including nine as a design educator. For her Masters of Fine Art in Design from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, she explored the history of typesetting across various media. Brooke teaches typography, branding, and information design at Emily Carr University.

Limited-edition Prints

At Type Brigade №20, we gave away these custom-lettered, letterpressed prints by Andrea Husky. Make sure you attend to see what we have in store for you on August 26th!

Type Brigade is sponsored by Chloi Inc. and Mobify. If you or your company is interested in being sponsoring or being a part of our next print, send me an email at [masked].

Additional information

Beer and soft drinks will be provided during the meetup, so it is 19+ with minors not permitted. Contact me if you have questions about this, we might be able to make arrangements if you let me know early.

We will likely go to Subeez to continue the conversation and have a post event drink. If you have time after the event, we’d love for you to join us!

Code of Conduct

Type Brigade strives to create a welcoming environment for everyone, which we commit to through our attendee, organiser, and speaker Code of Conduct.

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See you at Type Brigade!

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  • Brooke A.

    Great event, looking forward to the next one.

    August 26, 2014

    • Murray J.

      In your lecture, you showed the common use of all lowercase lettering on directional airport signs; but then I noticed the recent airport wayfinding designs used more uppercase for the first letter: is this a common nowadays?

      September 13, 2014

    • Brooke A.

      The FAA + the Cdn Avaition Admin have no set rules for UC vs. lc vs. Sentence case. Yes, most airport wayfinding systems are set in sentence case but it's not a rule.

      September 13, 2014

  • Brooke A.

    Thank you for posting the pictures!

    September 10, 2014

  • Stephen B.

    Great speakers! Here's some photos from the event:

    3 · September 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry for the late notice - I had a pressing issue at home to attend to. Please forgive me - I can't change my RSVP after the event has started - I hope someone can take my place.

    August 26, 2014

  • Andrew P.

    I won't be able to make it tonight. My spot is now free, enjoy!

    August 26, 2014

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