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Type Brigade №22: Building from Type

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Type Brigade №22: Building from Type

Type Brigade is Vancouver’s typography and type design meetup. We’re excited to announced that Type Brigade №22 will take place on October 29th.

This event’s theme is Building from Type, a look at how type is intertwined with our speaker’s present focus. We’ll get together at Mobify HQ in Yaletown (,-123.119061,17z), one floor below where Bringhurst’s classic The Elements of Typographic Style was published.

Every other month, Type Brigade hosts two talks, one on type design and one typography. We have three speakers at this meetup—you’re going to learn a lot!

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

Jenny Chow – Architecture and typography

Jenny Chow ( is a registered architect in Vancouver, but her work is decidedly international. She has designed work in Germany, Ireland, and Austria, in addition to the Alessi flagship store in New York City, and the winning design of the China Insurance Group Tower in Shenzhen, China. Previously, she worked in New York and Vienna, holds a Masters in Architecture and Bachelor in Environmental Design Studies from Dalhousie University in Halifax, and is now focused on the construction of Vancouver House as part of Dialog.

Alvin Kwan & Vince Lo – Practice and type design

Faculty ( is a studio founded by designers Alvin Kwan and Vince Lo. They focus on communication in various mediums—screen, print, and more—and value presentation with clarity, honesty, and sincerity. Their work has been recognised by Applied Arts, the Adobe Design Achievement Awards, HOW, and the GDC. Before this? They established Practice Type to house their initial foray into type design, which included the Chinese and Latin-supporting face, Collator.

Custom Numerals

We signify each Type Brigade with a new set of custom-lettered numerals. Last time, Riley Cran ( designed our fantastic №21. Leading up to the event, we’ll reveal the new №22 by our resident letterer Andrea Husky (


Type Brigade is sponsored by Chloi Inc, ( Port Paper Co, ( and Mobify (

Chloi helps make Type Brigade possible by sponsoring overhead for the events. If your team needs expertise on building mobile and web applications with reduced development risks, contact us (

Mobify kindly lets us use their head quarters for Type Brigade space. They’re always welcoming, and also hiring! Learn more about a career at Mobify (

Our friends at Port Paper Co. are sponsoring this event’s print. They are a impressive, custom letterpress studio and producer of fine paper goods. Print like it's 1450 all over again! (

If you or your company is interested in sponsoring drinks at this even, or being part of a future event, send me an email at .

Additional information

Beer & wine will be provided during the meetup, making it 19+ with minors not permitted. Contact me if you have questions about this, I will do my best to make arrangements for you as long as you let me know in advance (

After the talks, we’ll walk to Subeez and continue our conversations. 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 (

Follow us

Make sure you follow @typebrigade on Twitter (, and mention us if you have any questions.

See you at the event!
Mobify HQ
#300 - 948 Homer St · Vancouver, BC
How to find us

Look for the Chintz & Co. building and take the staircase on the left. You'll see the entrance for Mobify up the stairs.

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