Western Types § who's involved?
An illustration, lettering & typography show
in Calgary, Alberta
You. Add your name to the contact list. Send us your portfolio. Ask us for an assignment. Participate. Learn. Draw. Do something new. Help build something great. Do it now.
Organizers and participants
Todd Macfie and Nina Palmer own and run Platform Design, a graphic design and illustration studio based in Calgary Alberta. They are working on Western Types to share the fascinating world of hand lettering and typography with everyone in Calgary, and help bring a group of talented artists together in one show.
Dr Shelley Gruendler is a typographer, designer, and educator who teaches, lectures, and publishes internationally on typography and design. She holds a PhD and an MA in The History and Theory of Typography and Graphic Communication from the University of Reading, England and a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Graphic Design from North Carolina State University, United States. Shelley has spoken at TypoBerlin, ATypI, TypeCon, and How; has published articles in Communication Arts, Codex, How, and Step; and has judged international typography for Communication Arts and Canadian book design for the Alcuin Society. She is proud to live in the Canadian Typographic Archipelago and she plans to publish her biography of Beatrice Warde, the champion of accessible typographic theory, within the next few years. Shelley travels the world as the founding director of Type Camp International™.