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About Ogg

Inspired by the hand lettering of 20th century book designer and calligrapher Oscar Ogg, Ogg captures the unique mix of calligraphic and typographic form he achieved through his use of hand carved pen nibs, brushes, and white-out. 

Summoning a renaissance flavor while still managing to feel fresh and contemporary, Ogg begs for employment in posters, product packaging, magazine spreads, book covers, and all kinds of editorial applications.

Ogg Features

  • Roman Alt. Lowercase 'g' 'y'
  • Roman Ligature Set
  • Roman Small Capitals

Roman Alt. Lowercase 'g' 'y'

Roman Ligature Set

Roman Small Capitals

  • Case Sensitive Forms
  • Fractions
  • Italic Alternate Lowercase Characters

Case Sensitive Forms

Fractions

Italic Alternate Lowercase Characters

  • Italic Alternate Lowercase 'i' 'j'
  • Italic Contextual Alternates

Italic Alternate Lowercase 'i' 'j'

Italic Contextual Alternates

Ogg Construction

Of the great calligraphic designers and calligraphers of the 20th century, William Addison Dwiggins tends to get the most credit. Hollis Holland is another master of this period. Our favorite designer of this genre and time however, is Oscar Ogg. The typeface we designed in his name is inspired by lettering from his 1948 classic “The 26 Letters” and others.

Ogg Roman stroke construction

Ogg Slant stroke construction:
Rotating nib angle, Full stops allow ink to build at extremes, and kinked corner joints made by pivoting the nib. 

Ogg Roman and Italic nib angle and uniform nib size

Original calligraphy by oscar ogg

Typographic adaptation by Lucas Sharp

Designed by Lucas Sharp in 2013 with Greg Gazdowicz.

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