Type and

Lettering Services

  • 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

  • Monogram Design

  • 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.  

History

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.

Since 2012

 

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.

Exhibitions

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

Selected Clients

Hardy Grant Books • Cotton On Inc • Future Lab London • Savi Graphics • National Gallery of Victoria • City of Melbourne • Kurrawonga Consulting

Selected Interviews
and Press

ABC TV Documentaries
The Thrill and the Fury The Art of the Tag
Series 1 August 2015

ABC Radio 774 / Libbi Gorr
July 15  2015

 

July 30  2014

Enter the Belly of the Beast

April 24, 2013


Hands on the Old School Way
Press Issue Number 356, March 2013
August 8, 2012

Abbotsford Convent 

March 2017

 

Monotype Recorder

Issue Number 10, November 2016

 

Melbourne Age

30 December 2015

 

The Walz Happens

April 2015

Desktop Magazine Australia

Design as Activity Workout

March 24 2014

Old School New School is Small and True
Nov 21, 2013