Free Font Friday: Osgard
Typographer and Creative Director Anthony James from Manchester England has created a luxury typeface inspired by gothic black-letter and Romanesque typography.
Osgard Pro is an artful display type that’s both classic and fashion-forward. The typeface blends the bold black letter with the flowing Romanesque style effortlessly. The end result is a high-quality impressive display type excellently suited for book cover design, editorial headlines, posters, and typographic art prints.
The typeface is fully-featured with 1000 swashes, stylistic alternates, contextual alternates, and conjunction ligatures. The type designer has included a separate TTF file with just the swashes, to make it easier to create beautifully ornate compositions.
Osgard Pro is $30 but an edited free version can be found at James’ Behance page.
Margaret Penney is the Managing Editor of Notes on Design. Margaret is a teacher, designer, writer and new media artist and founder of Hello Creative Co.
If you are interested in learning to use typography, Sessions College offers Basic Typography and Advanced Typography courses as well as a course in Web Typography. Contact Admissions for more information.