Type Brigade №42

Type Brigade
Type Brigade
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Type Brigade is Vancouver’s typography speaker series. For our second event of the year, we’ll hear from Arabic calligrapher Tauheed Faheem, and graphic designer Lidia Perez!

Doors are at 6:30pm, talks begin at 7:00PM.


Tauheed Faheem

Tauheed Faheem teaches Arabic calligraphy in the greater Vancouver area. Traditionally very structured and disciplined art, calligraphy can be very intimidating to newcomers.

His Grey Lines project provides an alternative for those who just want to learn about the general concept of calligraphy and pen control. At Type Brigade, he’ll share his journey from learning to teaching Arabic calligraphy, and what calligraphy means to him in our world today. http://tauheedfaheem.com/greylines/

Lidia Perez

Lidia Perez is a graphic designer based in Vancouver, via Tijuana. In the 2000s, she designed a font that went on to become part of a cultural movement evolving electronic music folk music named NORTEC collective. Internationally, they are now considered pioneers in it.

The root of this movement is to show the impact between US-Mexico cultures at the border. Lidia’s talk will look at the unique identity coming from this time and location, and the power of graphic design as expression, and as a complement to other disciplines.

About Type Brigade

Type Brigade (http://typebrigade.com) 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.


CodeCore – CodeCore (http://codecore.ca) are hosting us at their headquarters! Their next code bootcamp session opens on April 9, 2018.

Mitchell Press – Mitchell Press & Mitchell Digital (http://www.mitchellpress.com/) are our partners for our recurring Print Club. At Mitchell Press, “Every Impression Matters.” Talk to them for high speed, premium quality, commercial printing.

University of the Fraser Valley – Thanks to UFV Graphic + Digital Design department (https://www.ufv.ca/graphic-design/) for attending and supporting this event.

Our Patrons – Back us on Patreon to receive a print of our custom numeral for each event, and more perks: https://www.patreon.com/typebrigade

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 ([masked]).

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 (http://typebrigade.com/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

We will not be at a wheelchair accessible space, but will be at our next event. If this will impact your ability to attend, please get in touch with me: [masked]

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

Other questions

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

See you at the event!