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Type Brigade №36: Vancouver Design Week(end)

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Kenneth O.


Type Brigade is Vancouver’s typography speaker series. We have three talks from speakers that all run their own practice in Vancouver.

• Doors: 6:30PM

• Talks begin: 7:00PM

• No admittance during talks

Eric Rannaud

Eric Rannaud is the co-founder and lead developer on Autotype, is a typography engine for digital publishing. It brings to the web, to mobile and to apps the level of quality and control over text layout that has long been the state of the art in print.

Eric will give a type talk about white space, justification, and automated typesetting. We will look at a bit of history, many examples, some stats, and consider implementation challenges on the web.

Katya Boudjelloud

Creating and applying textures is a great way of making something unexpected, mixing different things together and creating experimental typefaces with vibrant personalities.

Katya will show you how to transform simple stock images into textures with the Liquify filter in Photoshop and apply them to a simple frame to create an amazing piece of lettering. The technique will demonstrate a quick and easy way of making complex and impressive visuals with a sculptural look and feel.

Katya Boudjelloud was born and raised in France. She left for London where she graduated and worked as a designer for more than 10 years in various industries including television, web software and market trends.

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Patrick Altair McDonald

Patrick Altair McDonald is an Irish/Canadian designer and developer. He writes about design on the web, and his work focuses on making great online reading experiences.

He also designs Epoch, a collection of short essays about menswear published once a week, interested in culture and the social history that surrounds clothing. He’ll speak about how type works in projects like these.

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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, Roxane Gataud, Lost Type, Commercial Type, and more.

Custom numeral

We signify each Type Brigade with a new set of custom numerals which will be revealed soon!


Unbounce ( are sharing their space with us! You can also check out their open positions (

We still have two sponsorship slots available for this event, and some other upcoming opportunities. If you or your company might be interested, send me an email at or find out more at

Upcoming events

Type Brigade alumni and Type Brigade itself are involved with a lot of events in May:

• May (various dates) – Japanese Calligraphy workshops ( with Type Brigade speaker Kisyuu

• May 4 (day) – Lettering for the masses ( with Ale Paul of Sudtipos, organised by the GDC. Type Brigade members get 10% off with the code TYPE10

• May 11 – This event! Type Brigade №36: Vancouver Design Week(end)

• May 12–14 – Vancouver Design Week(end) (

• May 17 – Type Brigade presents: iPad Lettering Workshop with Alanna Munro (

Back by popular demand, Type Brigade is also excited to announce another iPad Lettering Workshop with Alanna Munro ( at Apple Pacific Centre, May 17th at 7:00pm. Registration opens on May 4 and is by-donation, with all proceeds going towards future Type Brigade events. If you were on the waitlist last time, you’ll receive an email.

Additional information

We will 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 this, please contact Kenneth (

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.

Accessibility information

As an organisation, we are working to improve our accessibility considerations and documentation. The venue is on the 4th floor, and can be accessed with ramps and elevators. If you need additional details about parking, etc. please get in touch with me:

If you require other accessibility-related considerations (ex. sign language interpretation, captioning, etc.) please contact

Other questions

If you have questions about the event, you can always contact or .

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