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Type Brigade Special: The Lost Type Co-op

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Kenneth O.


The Lost Type Co-op ( is a distributed, pay-what-you-want type foundry that was founded in 2011 and has been incredibly influential to students, designers, and other type foundries.

Every year, various remote Lost Type contributors meet in a single city. Following their trips to San Francisco, New York, Amsterdam, and Chicago (, the crew will spend a week in Vancouver and present their work at this special edition of Type Brigade! We are very excited to welcome Lost Type to Vancouver—you don’t want to miss this one.

• Doors: 6:30PM

• Talks begin: 7:00PM

• No admittance during talks

Neil Secretario ( is a Lettering Artist and Type Designer living in Orange County. He also works as Communications manager for UPS. Rising to prominence in the last few years, his brush lettering work is widely respected. Lost Type is currently collaborating with Neil on his first type design projects.

Frances MacLeod ( is a Chicago-based designer and lettering artist who spends her days designing for mass consumer brands at Leo Burnett, and her evenings making art/friends/ice cream. She released her typeface Abraham Lincoln with Lost Type in 2013.

Riley Cran ( is the co-founder of the Lost Type Co-op. You may have seen him speak previously at Type Brigade №25, and he’ll take this opportunity to share a little more about how Lost Type came together.

Dave “Bezier Wrangler” Bailey ( is currently a type designer at Delve Fonts, a Filmotype revivalist & recent transplant to the San Francisco Bay Area, and part of the inaugural year of Cooper Type West school of type design. He pairs well with HARIBO and Kentucky bourbon.

Marisol Ortega ( is a designer and illustrator living in Seattle, WA. She’s currently working as a Senior Designer for Starbucks Global Creative Studio, and gets super excited about letters, paper, textures, patterns, rainbows, coffee, chocolate and learning new things.

Dan “Grayhood” Gneiding ( is super weird, I am going to be honest with you. But I think you will also really like him. He works for Urban Outfitters, creating everything from custom lettering to packaging design and illustration. Previously, he worked at Anthropologie, where he redesigned their logotype. He is one of Lost Type’s most prolific contributors.

About Type Brigade

Type Brigade is Vancouver’s typography and type design speaker series. Every other month, we host talks with local designers, developers, artists, and type enthusiasts in the city. We also arrange special events and workshops with type designers and letterers from all over the world, including Martin Jackson, Bruno Maag of Dalton Maag, Commercial Type, and more.


This special edition of Type Brigade is sponsored by CodeCore (, who are kindly letting us use their headquarters for the event!

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

Additional information

We’ll be photographing and possibly filming the meetup. The photos and video clips may be published on the Type Brigade websites or circulated to promote future meetups. If you have questions or concerns about that, please contact Kenneth at .

Beer is available at the event, making it 19+ with minors not permitted. Soda is also available. If you are under 19 and hoping to attend, or have any questions about this, please contact Kenneth as early as possible and we are happy to make arrangements: .

After the talks, we’ll walk to a nearby venue for food and drinks, and to continue our conversations. We’d love for you to join us!

Code of Conduct

Type Brigade is a professional event with no tolerance for harassment. We strive to create a welcoming, safe environment to learn, for people of all backgrounds, and we’re committed to enforcing this through our attendee, organiser, speaker, and sponsor Code of Conduct ( If you have questions about the event, you can always contact . Your concerns are always taken seriously.

Follow us

Make sure you follow @typebrigade on Twitter (, and mention us if you have any questions. You should also let @losttypecoop ( know how excited you are that they’re coming for a visit.

See you at the event!
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142 W Hastings St. · Vancouver, BC
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