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Type Brigade №39: How complex does it get?

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Kenneth O.


Type Brigade is Vancouver’s typography speaker series. On October 5, we welcome John Hudson of Tiro Typeworks!

• Doors: 6:30PM

• Talk begins: 7:00PM

• No admittance during talk

John Hudson – How complex does it get?

John Hudson of Tiro Typeworks reflects on a quarter century of making multiscript fonts, inviting the audience on a guided tour of the world of complex scripts, text encoding, glyph processing, and multilingual typography. Get to know the rich variety of the ways in which human beings have reduced language to text, illustrated by samples from Tiro Typeworks' projects for Microsoft, Harvard University Press, and others.

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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.

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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 there are other accessibility-related considerations (ex. sign language interpretation, captioning, etc.) we can arrange to make this event worthwhile for you, please contact

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

Someone will be waiting in the lobby of the building before the talk to let you take the elevator to the 4th floor.

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