Australia’s experts in the education of the typographic arts.


OSNS offers a range of classes, here is what's coming up in the next month.


Upcoming Classes

The School

Old School New School is structured to empower students to bring their individuality into their design practice when they work by hand.


Type Program

The Program runs over 5 weeks and is Australia's only dedicated Type Design course.

What's On

OSNS has a variety of events happening at the School, including Exhibitions, Talks and more, focusing on adding to and building the design and typography community.

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Clever and unique Branding Packaging Book Titles can be Yours !!! This is a CUSTOM TYPEFACE I drew quickly in glyphs to perfectly fit the BRANDING concept for a chocolate called “Nomonom”. It took me about half an hour – I didn’t have to waste precious time and energy searching through other people’s font catalogues and had a lot more fun. The key knowledge you need to have is how type and lettering works as a system – and the magical glyphs font design software ! Take one or both of Our Type Design classes – Type DNA and Intro to Glyphs font design Software on Nov 18 and 25 you will be so glad you did ( you will probably want to give me flowers! :) Ha ! #graphicdesign #typographic #typography #customlettering #typedesigner #branding #melbournemade #design #typedesigner #typedesign #melbournedesigner #typeyeah #typography #typographylove #packaging

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I’m breaking up the pace by sharing this illustrated script by @charlesandthorn for this week’s #osnsfabfriday. Why? Apart from being extremely well crafted (craftsmanship is a founding value of #osns) , I love it for being so divergent and experimental. The way @charlesandthorn have reinterpreted Script Lettering is indeed fresh – may there be more people cleverly reinterpreting on Instagram and making the old new! Old is the new new ! #typographylove #customlettering #drawing #typographyart #typographylove #typographyporn #customlettering #typographic #innovation #design #graphicdesign #graphicdesigner

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⭐️⭐️⭐️😳 That’s right – you have till Sunday 👉👉 to GRAB this super special offer for OSNS School For Typography’s two Type Design Classes in November. You’ve seen all the action over the last week – 🙌 you know that you want to shift your work and your career to that next level by creating classy typography. Now here’s a unique opportunity that you won’t get at University or anywhere else to shift your professional profile to the next level. 🕺🕺Link through to the classes section in our profile. 😳Each class has approximately 5 spots left. This is really the crem della crem uber type class that doesn’t talk down to you and instead directly gives you sound theoretical knowledge that you do need. It gives you the essential understanding of how calligraphy signpainting lettering and type really work. #graphicdesign #graphicdesignstudent #graphicdesigner #graphicart #typography #typographic #customlettering #handlettering #melbournedesign #melbournedesigner #typographylove #typedesigner #fontastic #melbournemade #melbourne

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#Repost @veronicagrowtype ・・・ Essentially this not the what but the why of learning about type properly from a specialist who has successfully taught COUNTLESS high Typographic achievers Courtesy of @typebasics #typography #typographic #graphicdesign #font #customtype #design #goodtypedaily

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Type design students busy getting inspired in the OSNS lettercraft lab at @abbotsfordconvent (the only space in Australia dedicated purely to teaching TYPOGRAPHY nothing else) during last April’s fully immersive 5 week Type Design Program #typedesign #melbournemade #graphicdesign #typedesigner #customlettering

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@channinfulton getting All the type feels here in our type lab at @abbotsfordconvent :) 😉😉😉 #typographylove #melbournedesign #graphicdesign #addiction #typeobsession

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Pretty typical type student experience here in our type lab at @abbotsfordconvent :) it feels REALLY good 😉😉😉 @channinfulton #typographylove #melbournedesign #graphicdesign #addiction #typeobsession

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Here’s the original DNA I used to make today’s Typeface. I liked the character of this piece of handpainted signage and wanted to develop it further – and I would love to teach you this useful and fun skill in Nov 18 to really give you and your portfolio the edge it needs to 🕺🕺🕺🕺ahead . If you don’t have type to develop we have some incredible collections at the school. Early bird discount ends Nov 1 ! Cheers ! #graphicart #typographylove #melbournedesign #customtypedesign #typography #typographic #typographyinspiration #typographyinthecity #typographyinthewild

We've just launched our brand new shop, you can find prints to buy from our current exhibition Brave Face with fonts and other goods to follow.


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