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Oz Handicraft BT WGL

Oz Handicraft BT WGL

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Complete family of 8 fonts: $156.99
Oz Handicraft BT WGL Font Family was designed by George Ryan, Oswald Bruce Cooper and published by Bitstream. Oz Handicraft BT WGL contains 8 styles and family package options.

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About Oz Handicraft BT WGL Font Family

Oswald Cooper is best known for his emblematic Cooper Black™ typeface. Although he was responsible for several other fonts of roman design, Cooper never drew a sans serif typeface.

But that didn’t stop George Ryan from creating one. Ryan saw a sans serif example of Cooper’s lettering in an old book and decided that it deserved to be made into a typeface. Ryan’s initial plan was to make a single-weight typeface that closely matched the slender and condensed proportions of the original lettering. While the resulting Oz Handicraft™ typeface proved to be very popular, Ryan was not satisfied with the limited offering. So, between other projects – and over many years – Ryan worked on expanding the design’s range.

The completed family includes light, semi bold and bold weights to complement the original design, plus a matching suite of four “wide” designs, which are closer to normal proportions.
Fonts of Oz Handicraft include a Pan-European character set that supports most Central European and many Eastern European languages.

Designers: George Ryan, Oswald Bruce Cooper

Publisher: Bitstream

Foundry: Bitstream

Design Owner: Bitstream

MyFonts debut: null

Oz Handicraft BT WGL

About Bitstream

Bitstream is known among type enthusiasts and professionals alike as being one of the companies that lead the way towards the democratization of type. For centuries, the type world had been the exclusive domain of skilled typographers who worked large, cumbersome presses. With the birth of digital type though, came a revolution in the industry that enabled Bitstream, one of the first digital type foundries, to help grow the desktop publishing industry. The company’s founders shared a vision in which desktop publishing and digital type would open up doors and allow for the access of previously exclusive typefaces to a broader public audience. Eventually, this idea of opening up the type market led to the development of fonts like Amerigo and New Lincoln Gothic; designs that played huge roles in the launching, and eventual success, of desktop publishing. With best-selling typefaces like Futura in its line up, this library made an enormous impact on the type industry and helped to form it into what it is today.

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