Type Camp Bloggin’

Type Drawing and Selection at Adobe

Type Camp returned to the cool San Francisco offices of Adobe in March – and we had so many people that we had to get an even bigger room, with a totally cool whiteboard wall (Alexandre was thrilled).

This has become one of my favourite workshops, with 2 completely (unexpected)... Continue Reading.

All of my new old friends

I would never in a million years imagine how much my life has been enriched by the people that start off as campers and then end up as my friends and colleagues for years to come.

In the past month, I’ve been able to visit former campers from Galiano Island... Continue Reading.

Goblin type with (non-goblin) kids

My favourite camp of 2014 was not India or Galiano or even Facebook or AdobeMax, although I loved them all (really!). The one that will stay with me for years to come was our short workshop with the 4th & 5th graders at the Montessori school in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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Unexpected Regina

I titled this ‘unexpected’ because this camp wasn’t originally planned in our Type Camp Canada Pointed Pen Tour 2014. The Seattle camp didn’t fill (Yo! What’s up with that, Seattle?) and so Tania Wolk, Co-principal of Go Giraffe Go, offered her charming town of Regina. I first met, and... Continue Reading.

Back to Calgary

Type Camp returned to Calgary where we once again held our class in top floor of their Fluevog store. We love this space – it’s so urban and funky and right there in the middle of all the cool places in town. Three of the attendees were from Edmonton,... Continue Reading.

Edmonton times two (plus snow!)

Our second stop on our Pointed Pen Canadian Tour (!) was Edmonton where we had 2 workshops. The awesome Sue Colberg, total friend of Type Camp and Shelley’s beloved Alcuin Society, set up a great space for us in a classroom in the Graphic Design area at the University of... Continue Reading.

A return to the Toronto Design Exchange

It’s so great having camps at the DX, right in the heart of Toronto. This time, we had a full class in the board room for Pointed Pen with Xandra. There was a great range of folks from aspiring calligraphers to studio designers to 2 women (!) with their own presses... Continue Reading.

Facebook Folded Pen

We had sooo much fun at our 2 workshops at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park (Palo Alto / Silicon Valley). Well, yes, part of it was just being at Facebook and all the coolness there (I felt so old. When did I get old?). We were in the ‘Analog Research Lab’,... Continue Reading.

Folded Pen in the heart of SF

We had our first ever San Francisco Type Camp in the Portrero Hill Adobe offices and you can bet we’ll be back there! With catered breakfast & lunch (so. much. lovely. food.), a convenient location, and a super hip building, it was certainly a higher end camp.

In attendance, we had... Continue Reading.