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Type Brigade №31

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Kenneth O.


Type Brigade is Vancouver’s type speaker series. We’re excited to announced that Type Brigade №31 is on May 9th with type designer Iris Sprague from Seattle!

• Doors: 6:30PM

• Talks begin: 7:00PM

• No admittance during talks

Iris Sprague – Building a system from a skeleton

In type design, experimental is the new frontier. Trying to break free of the static, 2-dimensional ways that super families are approached, Iris uses Theo Superfamily to explore new ways of designing typefaces. Inspired by Peter Biľak of Typotheque’s philosophy for the typeface Karloff, Iris will share how she used a prompt to dictate her designs for Theo.

Iris Sprague ( is an award-winning type designer, pen twirler, and letterer, based in Seattle. She recently completed her MFA in Design at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, launching the Rope Type foundry.

Chaun Osburn

Chaun Osburn is a Senior Art Director at Urban Influence (, a brand and interactive firm in Seattle. An avid photographer, and early Lost Type Co-op contributing illustrator, Chaun has many years of experience working as a typographer across media and working with teams of designers.

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, Lost Type, Commercial Type, and more.

Limited-edition prints

We signify each Type Brigade with a new set of custom numerals. This time around, Iris will have some of her amazing Theo prints available for purchase:


This edition of Type Brigade is sponsored by Unbounce ( and Port Paper Co. (

Unbounce ( is kindly sharing their event space with us. Tickets are on sale for their Call to Action conference (

Port Paper Co. is our ongoing print series sponsor. This impressive, custom letterpress studio and producer of fine paper goods will help you print like it's 1450 all over again! (

If you or your company is interested in working with us in the future, send me an email at .

Additional information

We’ll be photographing and 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 (

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 for you.

Code of Conduct

Type Brigade strives to create a welcoming, safe, professional environment at our meetups. We commit to this through our attendee, organiser, and speaker Code of Conduct (

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 or .

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See you at the event!
Suite #400 - 401 W. Georgia St. · Vancouver, BC
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