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Portland Type Tuesday continues »

It’s a week late this month, but our monthly Portland Type Tuesday social gathering continues with our fifth gathering. This month it is at:

7 pm
Tuesday, April 12th
Hawthorne Hophouse
4111 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Portland, OR

I was part of a similar once-​​a-​​month gathering in Seattle, that met in a bar in the basement of a bookstore. It was fun and I missed it when I moved to Portland, so I started a monthly get-​​together here in Portland, which has been meeting since December 2010. I even created a Meetup group this month, sponsored by my employer, Extensis (who do WebINK and Suitcase Fusion).

We usually get together the first Tuesday evening of each month at 7 pm onwards. Folks gather at a local pub, have a brew, snack, and/​or meal, talk about things typographic, and sometimes bring an item of interest for show and tell. There are always one or two new people, and a large handful who have met before.

Please join us if you are interested in getting together to talk about fonts and typography, and perhaps share typographic items of interest (not a requirement to bring something!). Because it’s at a bar, you need to be over 21, though if a few people tell us this is an issue we could try a café or something instead. Other than that, people of all ages, genders and aesthetic backgrounds are welcome.

I will be the fellow in the green hat and red mad scientist glasses. There might be more books and such kicking around our party than you usually see in a bar. :) See you there!

Build graphs with a font: Chartwell! »

Fellow Portland type designer and all around good guy Travis Kochel has released the most amazing new font which acts as a graph/​chart builder: Chartwell. This really pushes the bounds of what you can do in OpenType in some amazing new ways! You have to check this out or you will certainly not imagine what has been accomplished here.