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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 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 Diagram Roman Construction
Ogg Diagrams Italic 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 Diagrams ABC Final

Ogg Roman and Italic nib angle and uniform nib size

Ogg Diagram original calligraphy no title

Original calligraphy by Oscar Ogg

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Typographic adaptation by Lucas Sharp

Designed by Lucas Sharp in 2013 with Greg Gazdowicz.

Version History

V.1 Nov 2013

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