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Type Brigade №20

To all members of the Vancouver Web Typography Meetup Group, I am excited to announce we have a new name: Type Brigade! You can read about the changes on our new website, typebrigade.com.

We also have a new event schedule for June 24th at Mobify HQ in Yaletown. That’s one floor below where Bringhurst’s classic The Elements of Typographic Style was published.

Why the name Type Brigade? It signals a change in format: two talks, 25 minutes each, followed by a five minute Q&A. It’s free to attend. Additionally, it’s a commitment to focusing on type design as much as typography.

We have two amazing speakers who will be presenting at Type Brigade №20: Celeste Martin and Neil Kandalgaonkar.

Celeste Martin is an Assistant Professor at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. She has a background in communication design, and specialises in typography, researches at the university’s Social + Interactive Media Centre, and is the editor of the award-winning design research journal Current.

Neil Kandalgaonkar is a technologist who says “Sometimes, when a typeface I like becomes popular, I want to say ‘I loved you first.’” He's worked on sites like Google, Flickr, and Wikipedia, often with a focus on usability. He'll talk about the secret history of Native American typesetting and typeface design, and how he designed a Cherokee font that broke with 200 years of tradition.

We’ll be sharing more details about their talks on the new Type Brigade website soon.

If you have any questions about our new name, getting involved, or what’s coming up in the future, feel free to send me an email at [masked] or mention @TypeBrigade on Twitter.

See you at the event!

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  • Diane W.

    Hey Kenneth, just wanted to give you a virtual hi five to you and all the organizers of this event. What a great night!

    2 · August 26, 2014

  • Brooke A.

    Thanks for a great evening! Thank you for everyone who was able to make it out.

    1 · August 26, 2014

  • Kelly C.

    Thanks for a great event! Unfortunately, I had to go to meet someone for dinner and just realized I didn't pick up one of the letterpress cards. :( Are there any left?

    June 25, 2014

    • Steph

      I wasn't able to make it (my meeting ran way overtime), but would love a card if there are any extras (after the people who attended have claimed theirs).

      June 26, 2014

    • Kelly C.

      I'm okay with picking it up at the next event! If I can't make it, I will email you closer to the event date to figure out a pick-up time. Thanks Kenneth!

      June 26, 2014

  • Murray J.

    This Meetup was very well produced (great venue and slideshow, etc.), and featured those two insightful lectures. Thanks to Kenneth, the speakers, and other contributors.

    1 · June 26, 2014

  • Stephen B.

    The event featured a couple fascinating presentations, looking back at the history of type design to explore “oracular” and “vernacular” design and looking forward to the future of typographic design with approaches to “essentially dynamic content” in interactive design. Some photos from the event: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bauhouse/sets/72157645407658123/

    1 · June 26, 2014

  • Art T.

    Stumbled onto this by accident today http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgian_scripts - kind of reminded me of Neil's talk.

    June 25, 2014

  • Travis G.

    Fantastic event. Great mix of speakers. So nice to have an in-depth meet up around typography in our city. It was like a mini Typecon. Can't wait to see what else is in store.

    June 25, 2014

  • Jorge P.

    Probably one of the best organized meetup event I've been to. The organizers payed tons of attention to details. It was highly informative and enjoyable even if you’re just a little bit curious about type.

    1 · June 25, 2014

  • Art T.

    That was fun! Had to run pretty much right after the meetup, but looking forward to hanging out with you guys next time. Thanks Celeste and Neil for sharing your insights.

    June 24, 2014

  • Erica L.

    Thanks for organising this! Both talks were insightful and great. Looking to attending more in the future! :)

    June 24, 2014

  • Steph

    Had a meeting scheduled for tomorrow at 6pm on Commercial Dr. so I likely wouldn't make it to this one until around 7:30pm or so. To avoid creating a ruckus by coming in late, I opted to give up my spot to one of those on the wait list. Really looking forward to hearing how it went, and for the next scheduled meetup. Have fun everyone!

    1 · June 23, 2014

    • Steph

      Hey Kenneth,
      Wow, thanks! If my meeting is done by then I'll for sure give you a call. I appreciate you offering / suggesting that! :)

      June 23, 2014

    • Diane W.

      Hey Kenneth, I have an appointment and won't be able to make it until 730 as well. Text you then!

      June 24, 2014

  • Kyle P.

    He didn't write upstairs, I don't think, but they published his book up there!

    June 3, 2014

    • Kenneth O.

      You were my source, so you would know best, ha! Thanks, I’ll update that.

      June 3, 2014

  • Helen-Louise K.

    I love the new name!

    June 3, 2014

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