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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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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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@veronicagrowtype ‘s #WIP ・・・ I have been working on this piece for ages. While it may look deceptively simple – successfully integrating all these pieces into a whole visually pleasing composition has been eluding me at every attempt ! X height too tall, relationship of caps to lower case, letter width, spacing. It’s not quite there yet but getting close. This is also what a type designer must do except it’s even more difficult to get 52 characters of uc and lc characters to sit together nicely tho Software helps. ALOT . I shuffle between pencil, software and I pad. Sometimes I can’t resolve a problem digitally and it’s much easier to see what you are doing via pencil and paper. Sometimes working digitally is faster too it depends. Sometimes I photograph work and edit via procreate because I can save and copy layers. I don’t enjoy the feeling of drawing on glass and I love the feeling of graphite on paper. What you see here is the culmination of many failures, but I didn’t want it to beat me ! City of stars from La La Land is one of my favourite songs. ( To be quite honest the movie was a bit dull but City of Stars lyrics get me every time !! What is it about stars ⭐️✨🌟🌙? ) for#handlettering #calligraphic #typographic #typography #typographylove #typographydesign #drawing #handdrawn #sketch #movie #communicationdesign #branding #typographyinspiration #typewip #melbournemade

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As I interview this year’s applicants for the 2018 Osns type design program, I’m So pleased to see that last year’s two dear OSNS Type Design Program imports from USA – @channinfulton and @knapptime12 have become firm friends! Visiting each other in California and Tennessee ! Over my last 18 years as an educator being the catalyst for some amazing friendships and alliances :) that have proven very powerful over the years is a bonus ! Many continue to help each other professionally – and help me too – some even get married :) 😉 @afriendofminedesignstudio and @shaneloorham :) !!! #handlettering #communicationdesign #customlettering #calligraphic #typedesigner #typographyinspired #melbournemade

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As I interview this year’s applicants for the 2018 Osns type design program, I’m So pleased to see that last year’s two dear OSNS Type Design Program imports from USA – @channinfulton and @knapptime12 have become firm friends! Visiting each other in California and Tennessee ! Over my last 18 years as an educator being the catalyst for some amazing friendships and alliances :) that have proven very powerful over the years is a bonus ! Many continue to help each other professionally – and help me too – some even get married :) 😉 @afriendofminedesignstudio and @shaneloorham :) !!! #handlettering #communicationdesign #customlettering #calligraphic #typedesigner #typographyinspired #melbournemade

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This afternoon I drew up this beautiful Spanish Typeface for a publication on Andalusian food – borrowed from the beautiful vernacular street signage from Sevillia! Last chance today to join the osns type Design Program today ! Cut off time is midnight ! #handlettering #communicationdesign #customlettering #typedesigner #branding #fun #cool

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Final Day to apply to join the 2018 Type Design Program !! Most type and lettering designs is derivative of historic writing and type systems, which is why we help students analyse and understand main historic type movements. This 18th Century type is rationalist in nature. It is high contrast, symmetric (due to its pointed pen calligraphic roots) with abrupt thin serifs round terminals and small counters. Due to its symmetric nature it is an easy form to adapt for new forms. As evidenced by the many 19th Century Woodblock and fatface types that were based on its architecture. Unlike the UC letters of earlier renaissance types whose proportions are more irregular , the proportions of the UC glyphs of rationalist expansion faces are more regular which creates a whole new character ! Typography is interesting ! In a world where it’s all becoming more detail oriented, the demand for those who can execute fine Typographic detail is increasing ! Don’t miss out on upskilling APPLY TODAY !!!!! #typographic #typographydesign #typographyinspired #font #design #designer #melbournemade #fontsstic #typedesign #typedesigner

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👩‍🎓👩‍🎓TOMORROW 👩‍🎓👩‍🎓 !!!!! is D Day !!!! Your final opportunity to apply to study professional classic lettering and type design at OSNS in Sunny Australia and transform your life with essential Typographic SKILL. You will be working with awesome people who are carefully handpicked, in a such a friendly supportive learning environment which is something more valuable than gold ! See you on the flip side ! 👋🌟🇦🇺 #handlettering #communicationdesign #customlettering #calligraphic #typedesigner #typographic #handmadefont #melbournemade

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💥💥 APPLICATIONS close FRIDAY 💥💥💥. 👩‍🎓 for the 2018 OSNS Type Design Program ! 👩‍🎓 Australia’s unique education centre for Typographic Excellence looks forward to its 2018 Program ! Successful 2017 graduates received this spectacular bespoke certificate (carefully lettered by 2016 Grad @moniqueaimee )! what will the 2018 grads receive ? Other than skills knowledge and professional partnerships to transform their professional career forever. #customlettering #communicationdesign #typographic #typographicprint #typographicposter #typographicart #calligraphic #typedesigner #melbournemade

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💥💥 APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY for the expertly taught 2018 OSNS professional Type Design Program ! Breaking apart well known sans serif Typefaces with the Brush works magic! Type Design students understand immediately subtle nuances of type and lettering design – on the other hand trying to achieve this aim with the computer is LABORIOUS ! It doesn’t work ! Can you guess the two Typefaces here ??? #communicationdesign #handlettering #customlettering #calligraphic #typedesigner #fontastic #signwriting #signpainter #font #design #communicationdesign #melbournemade #typographyporn #typespire #typedesign

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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