Type Brigade

is creating typography events

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Supporter
$2
per month
  • 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
per month
  • 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
per month
  • 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.

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$40

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About

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!
Goals
$40 of $45 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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