Type Brigade №43 × Vancouver Design Week 2018


On May 7, Type Brigade will help to kick-off Vancouver Design Week!

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


Angela Bains – The lost art of hand-rendering type

Typographic education in the 1970–80s focussed on craft, and desire to create beauty. Feeling each curve while tracing a letter gave the designer a respect for each letterform. Angela Bains will show us original examples of this process—and how designers are teaching it to a new generation today. http://transformexp.com/

Matthew Smith – The beautiful game

Football (Soccer) has a long tradition of being a source for inspiration and expression for designers. From flags, placards, banners seen on the terraces, to the squad numbers on the players shirts Football is a sport with a wealth of typographic heritage. In this talk, Matthew Smith will take us through this, and how it influenced a project he led at Engine Digital. http://www.matthewsmithdesign.net/

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.

Type Brigade has participated in each edition of Vancouver Design Week so far, and this year is no different!

About Vancouver Design Week

Vancouver Design Week (VDW) is the city’s official interdisciplinary design festival. VDW is a unique opportunity to celebrate local design talent, connect design makers and users, and to support design’s capacity for improving the quality of our everyday lives. http://vancouverdesignwk.com/


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

BrainStation – BrainStation is a digital school in Vancouver that offers part-time and full-time courses related to product, design, development, marketing, and data. Attend their next info session on May 1! https://brainstation.io/event/full-time-info-session-201821702912

Our Patrons – Back us on Patreon to receive a print of our custom numeral for each event, and more perks: https://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 and 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 (http://typebrigade.com/code-of-conduct).

Accessibility information

This space is on the ground floor and wheelchair accessible. If you have any concerns about your ability to attend, or 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!