Full custom type design service
Logos hand drawn with precision for specialist packaging
Bespoke lettering for film titles
Hand drawn lettering for book & magazine titles
Superbly crafted Calligraphy for special documents
Lettering as illustration
Refinement of existing wordmarks and logos to enhance legibility
Philosophy & Values
Slow Typography. Go Slow Go Deep. Detailed Observation. Drawing carefully by hand. Utilise the senses. Grounded Authenticity. Process. Tacit Knowledge & Understanding. Skill in Individual letter construction. Re-privilege physical and emotional knowledge to nourish mind body and spirit. Reconnection with our feelings and one another to improve community environment and the planet.
OSNS continues to quietly consolidate, steadfastly maintaining the integrity of its original philosophy: Understand the basics, avoid social media celebrity, and keep it pure. Make it once and make it well is the sustainable focus that true craftsmanship brings and should underpin everything that we do.
OSNS has partnered with London’s “The Future Lab”, Amsterdam’s “The Slow Lab” based at the Pratt in NYC, The National Gallery of Victoria, and been featured in many international publications, such as Monotype’s “ Recorder”.
OSNS Director Veronica Grow is an advocate of continual research and an active member of the global type design community. She regularly roams the globe, participating in conferences and workshops to update her skills and knowledge.
With a hands on back to basics manifesto and good timing, OSNS ignited the whole custom typographic movement in Australia in 2012, delivering its first hand lettering program in January 2012. OSNS was founded to provide an alternative to mainstream education, and was Australia's only typography school purpose built to inspire and educate those seeking the specialised knowledge acquired by breaking free from the limitations of the computer and learning to create quality custom typography from scratch by hand.
Five Five Five Grad Show May 2018 • Brave Face Lettering Show October 2017 • Fine Specimens Grad Show May 2017 • Louder than Letters December 2016 • Everything Must Go November 2016 • Cake For Breakfast Grad Show May 2016 • Typography Emporium February 2015 • The Rebellion of the Beast August 2013
Hardy Grant Books • Cotton On Inc • Future Lab London • Savi Graphics • National Gallery of Victoria • City of Melbourne • Kurrawonga Consulting
Issue Number 10, November 2016
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Design as Activity Workout
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