Grant Hutchinson

Web Type West

Grant photographs suburbia, parses fonts, noodles code, appreciates obsolete computing platforms, and sweats the details in Calgary, Alberta. He enjoys black coffee, low-bit electropop, geometric sans serifs, Chuck Taylor hightops, Speyside single malts, juggling, and the smell of a freshly tarred roof. His background includes a Diploma in Visual Arts from the Alberta College of Art & Design (ACAD), an Emmy Award for his technical work during the 1988 Winter Olympics, and being one of the founders of Veer. He is a contributing editor of Typedia and currently wears the hat of head glyph monkey at Typostrophe and Fairgoods.


Sushi. Steak, rare. Stinky cheese. Asian pears. Olives. Toasted ciabatta. Leftovers made into a sandwich for breakfast. Bacon.


Anything by William Gibson, Arthur C. Clarke, or Charles Seife.


Speyside single malt scotch. Ultra dry vodka martinis. Sun-Rype apple lime juice. V8. Espresso. Anything with extra pulp.


Classic science fiction movies. Mythbusters. I also watch an uncomfortable amount of Canadian Pickers and Storage Wars. My all time favourite film is a toss up between Sneakers and The Muppet Movie.


At some point, I really need to get my white Canadian ass over to Europe.


Old cameras. Old computers. Slinkys. I also have a mason jar full of those little red plastic sticks that you use to spread cheese onto crackers.


We’re living in the future. Everything is being reinvented every day.


I have a simple appreciation for cactus, but I absolutely adore the wild bergamot (or bee balm) plant that grows in our garden. In the summertime, the entire yard smells like Earl Grey tea.


Eclectic … on perpetual shuffle. Bitshifter to Andy Williams to Nine Inch Nails to Nelly Furtado to Waylon Jennings to the original Broadway cast of Fiddler on the Roof.


Are those even still a thing? Mostly I hang out on Twitter and Flickr, but you can find me all over the interwebs, gathering and contributing.




If persnicketiness is a useful trait,
I’m an expert at that.

when not at type camp

See above.