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

Classes

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

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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.

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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.

Here we publish work produced at the school, research and writing on typography and design.
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I can’t wait to teach pointed pen Copperplate in a couple of weeks time !!!! Those curves that finesse ! Don’t miss out on your spot you’ll love the zone it puts you in and you’ll love the classy writing you learn to create #typographic #copperplate #calligraphy #copperplatecalligraphy #calligraphymasters #supercalligraphic #ink #craft #melbournemade

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It’s just under couple of weeks away now ! opening night is September 15th, 6 – 9pm! Monique Aimee @moniqueaimee, Gerard Hindle @gerardhindle, Leona Fietz @leonafietz Shelby De Fazio @shelbydoesntlikecheese Madeline Deneys @mad_deneys, Casey Schuurman @caseyshuurman, Andres Zapata @hatethetrip, Abigail Hawkins @_abigailhawkins, Steve Mitchell @stevemitchell_, @veronicagrowtype and Sergio Ramírez @sardiez.type have put in ALOT of training ! They’re working like dogs refining their amazing exhibition pieces !!! It’s fair to say it’s like the Olympics ! They’ve attended lettering clinics and practised and practised actively refining their skills ! It’s also fair and honest to qualify that this is your opportunity to see so the difference professionally tailored lettering makes – all under one roof at #braveface ! At @abbotsfordconvent ! Link thru on site for more details Very happy to meet you on the night when you can buy the best crafted lettering in Australia all to raise money for @headspace_aus #braveface #melbourne #type #typedesign #typedesigner #scriptlettering #modernletter #typographic #handlettering #lettering #graphicdesign #typography #design #headspace #slowtypography #process #mentalhealth

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@lucabarcellona is this week’s #osnsfabfriday feature ! The ligatures and connections between some of the letters are so intricate and shouldn’t work yet some how they do. Such as the connection between the U and M. There’s a lot to be learned studying this piece of skilful lettering ! I wonder how many iterations it took him ? #osnsfabfriday exists to celebrate true skill and craftsmanship in making – a lone voice in an Instagram that sees many platforms using bling lettering as a vehicle to gain followers the role of craftsmanship and skill needs to be prioritised over the noise of the type imposters who teach us nothing useful #typographyserved #typographic #typography #typographic #customlettering #customtype #graphicdesign #drawing #handlettering #handcrafted #craft

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This is the original pencil drawing for the identity for the next osns exhibition called Brave Face. The exhibition showcases the skills of our best alumni 👨‍🎓—— @caseyschuurman @moniqueaimee @shelbydoesntlikecheese @_abigailhawkins @gerardhindle @leonafietz @mad_deneys @stevemitchell_ plus me: @veronicagrowtype ! The exhibition celebrates creative courage and features process and some meticulously drawn finely crafted lettering too ! Prints will be for sale on the opening night of Sept 15 ! Held at St Helliers Gallery at the @abbotsfordconvent ! Should be a great night see you there #typographic #customtype #customlettering #drawing #typographyserved #typewip #braveface #logo #graphicdesign

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This is the original pencil drawing for the identity for the next osns exhibition called Brave Face. The exhibition showcases the skills of our best alumni 👨‍🎓—— @caseyschuurman @moniqueaimee @shelbydoesntlikecheese @_abigailhawkins @gerardhindle @leonafietz @mad_deneys @stevemitchell_ plus me: @veronicagrowtype ! The exhibition celebrates creative courage and features process and some meticulously drawn finely crafted lettering too ! Prints will be for sale on the opening night of Sept 15 ! Held at St Helliers Gallery at the @abbotsfordconvent ! Should be a great night see you there #typographic #customtype #customlettering #drawing #typographyserved #typewip #braveface #logo #graphicdesign

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Lovingly printed in @kwdoggett envirocare I’m super pleased with these new 38pp Single Speed Stroke and Brush Script Lettering Manuals that our lucky students in Aug 26 class will be getting to keep ! They’re stacked with lush exemplars and the tips you need to make your lettering look tight ! Single Stroke is foundational to #signpainting and #showcard as well as type design and you will be learning it using the speedball nib and ink. If you want a spot and this gorgeous book the class is nearly sold out with just one spot left #typographic #signpainting #signwriting #handlettering #handmade #craft #typography #typographic #typographyserved #brushlettering #brushpen #brushscript

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@typebasics one of those valuable Instagram platforms that actually teaches you something useful – without all the usual Instagram gush this platform doesn’t talk down to its audience – for those trying to demystify the connection between #typedesign #lettering its excellent – and doing the job that I would like to do if I had time —– they asked me a good question – how do lettering skills help someone design a typeface ! 👏👏👏 Follow them for useful advice ! ・・・ Last year I met @veronicagrowtype in @typographicsnyc she was really nice and we got to talk a bit about type and the burst that lettering and type design are having in places like South America and Asia. Fast forward a year later, and now she is answering our third #boldquestion! Veronica is the founder and director of @oldschoolnewschool, Australia’s first and only Typographic Education Centre to specialize in teaching type & lettering. She focuses on hand drawn lettering as a base for learning typography, which makes her the perfect candidate for this question: Q: How can mastering a skill such as lettering help you when designing a typeface? — www.typebasics.co . . . #typebasics #type #typography #typeporn #typedesign #typespire #typeverything #typegang #goodtype #thedailytype #typism #actypist #customlettering #graphicdesign #typographyinspired #typelove

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Busy proofing my new resource on BRUSH SCRIPT & SINGLE SPEED STROKE ! knowing these two styles well is core handlettering knowledge #signpainting #signwriting #calligraphymasters #typography #typographic #graphicdesign #handlettering #design #craft

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