Type Brigade is creating typography events
14

patrons

$58
per month
We find, if you speak about anything for long enough, it always comes back to type.

Type Brigade is Vancouver’s type speaker series, with regular typography, lettering, and type design talks from local and out-of-town speakers.

We’ve previously hosted speakers from out of town, including:

  • Bruno Maag of Dalton Maag, from London
  • Christian Schwartz & Paul Barnes of Commercial Type, from New York and London
  • Iris Sprague from Seattle
  • Roxane Gataud from Paris
  • Various Lost Type contributors from the United States

One of the things we’re most proud of is when we can host talks with some of the amazingly talented designers, typographers, type designers, illustrators, and lettering artists in greater Vancouver, including:

  • Alex Nelson & Beau House, founders of Post Projects
  • Alvin Kwan & Vince Lo, founders of Studio Faculty
  • John Hudson, co-founder of Tiro Typeworks
  • Jacquie Shaw, designer at Subplot Design
  • Kisyuu 書道家 姫洲, Japanese calligrapher
  • Phoebe Glasfurd, co-founder of Glasfurd & Walker
  • Tierney Milne, independent designer and artist

Here’s where you come in

Thanks to an incredibly enthusiastic audience, we’ve hosted over 20 free events over the past 3+ years. Now, we’re hoping to keep Type Brigade more financially sustainable while still keeping the ticket price for our main events completely free.

This will help us cover our regular event expenses, bring in speakers from out-of-town, and fund projects for the Type Brigade community we would otherwise have difficulty pulling off.

The team

Founded in 2011 by Shelley Gruendler, the meet up was re-launched as Type Brigade in 2014 by Kenneth Ormandy, Cody Jones and friends. Since then, we’ve organised over 20 free events in Vancouver. The organizing team also includes Alanna Munro and Nancy Wu, with regular help from various members of the Type Brigade audience, including all our supporters here on Patreon—thank you!
Tiers
Supporter
$2 or more per month 1 patron
  • Our heartfelt thanks for your continued support of Type Brigade. You will be listed as a Type Brigade supporter on our website and on a “Thank You” slide at each event
  • Access to the private Patreon feed with behind the scenes details on upcoming events
  • First access to our paid workshops and events
Print Club (local)
$5 or more per month 12 patrons
  • ALL perks in the previous tier
  • One new numeral print at every event (approximately six per year)
  • Pick up your print in person at at each event! If you can’t make it, we’ll mail it to you within British Columbia.
  • Access to our secret unannounced event calendar
Print Club (North America)
$7 or more per month 0 patrons
  • ALL perks in the previous tier
  • We’ll mail your print within North America! Outside North America? Get in touch with your location and we’ll set something up for you.
Event Sponsor
$200 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
If you’re looking to support the growing design community here in Vancouver, hire designers, are building a product for people who use design and media tools, or want to share something else with the Type Brigade community, we’d be happy to have you as an event sponsor!


Read the full details of our sponsorship package, and get in touch with any questions.


Previous sponsors of Type Brigade include MetaLab, Microsoft, and Mobify (non-“M” companies are also welcome.)

Goals
$45 – reached! per month
When we reach this level, Type Brigade will be covering its own base expenses without the help of the organisers.
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We find, if you speak about anything for long enough, it always comes back to type.

Type Brigade is Vancouver’s type speaker series, with regular typography, lettering, and type design talks from local and out-of-town speakers.

We’ve previously hosted speakers from out of town, including:

  • Bruno Maag of Dalton Maag, from London
  • Christian Schwartz & Paul Barnes of Commercial Type, from New York and London
  • Iris Sprague from Seattle
  • Roxane Gataud from Paris
  • Various Lost Type contributors from the United States

One of the things we’re most proud of is when we can host talks with some of the amazingly talented designers, typographers, type designers, illustrators, and lettering artists in greater Vancouver, including:

  • Alex Nelson & Beau House, founders of Post Projects
  • Alvin Kwan & Vince Lo, founders of Studio Faculty
  • John Hudson, co-founder of Tiro Typeworks
  • Jacquie Shaw, designer at Subplot Design
  • Kisyuu 書道家 姫洲, Japanese calligrapher
  • Phoebe Glasfurd, co-founder of Glasfurd & Walker
  • Tierney Milne, independent designer and artist

Here’s where you come in

Thanks to an incredibly enthusiastic audience, we’ve hosted over 20 free events over the past 3+ years. Now, we’re hoping to keep Type Brigade more financially sustainable while still keeping the ticket price for our main events completely free.

This will help us cover our regular event expenses, bring in speakers from out-of-town, and fund projects for the Type Brigade community we would otherwise have difficulty pulling off.

The team

Founded in 2011 by Shelley Gruendler, the meet up was re-launched as Type Brigade in 2014 by Kenneth Ormandy, Cody Jones and friends. Since then, we’ve organised over 20 free events in Vancouver. The organizing team also includes Alanna Munro and Nancy Wu, with regular help from various members of the Type Brigade audience, including all our supporters here on Patreon—thank you!

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Tiers
Supporter
$2 or more per month 1 patron
  • Our heartfelt thanks for your continued support of Type Brigade. You will be listed as a Type Brigade supporter on our website and on a “Thank You” slide at each event
  • Access to the private Patreon feed with behind the scenes details on upcoming events
  • First access to our paid workshops and events
Print Club (local)
$5 or more per month 12 patrons
  • ALL perks in the previous tier
  • One new numeral print at every event (approximately six per year)
  • Pick up your print in person at at each event! If you can’t make it, we’ll mail it to you within British Columbia.
  • Access to our secret unannounced event calendar
Print Club (North America)
$7 or more per month 0 patrons
  • ALL perks in the previous tier
  • We’ll mail your print within North America! Outside North America? Get in touch with your location and we’ll set something up for you.
Event Sponsor
$200 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
If you’re looking to support the growing design community here in Vancouver, hire designers, are building a product for people who use design and media tools, or want to share something else with the Type Brigade community, we’d be happy to have you as an event sponsor!


Read the full details of our sponsorship package, and get in touch with any questions.


Previous sponsors of Type Brigade include MetaLab, Microsoft, and Mobify (non-“M” companies are also welcome.)