Stanley Dai
Art Director/Digital Designer
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Ogee

Ogee is a Modern display typeface based on Didones of the late 18th to early 19th century. This typeface was heavily influenced by the body of the classical instrument violin, which dominated music of the period. To emphasize the feeling of delicacy and luxury, Ogee was developed with an extremely high contrast between its thicks and thins.

 

Ogee

Ogee is a Modern display typeface based on Didones of the late 18th to early 19th century. This typeface was heavily influenced by the body of the classical instrument violin, which dominated music of the period. To emphasize the feeling of delicacy and luxury, Ogee was developed with extremely high contrast between its thicks and thins.

 
 
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Minimum Font Size

Ogee should be set on screen at a minimum size of 36 pixels. It works equally beautifully in print at a minimum point size of 24.

Font Style & Weight

Ogee offers one style and weight. It’s best to pair Ogee with a sans serif typeface for body copy.

OpenType Support

In addition to the full glyph set, Ogee also includes 26 OpenType Swash Capitals, 13 minuscule OpenType Standard Ligatures, a full set of Western European diacritical characters, 10 numerals, and standard punctuation.

 
 
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Ogee Anatomy

Ogee is like a violin, the idea of the ball terminal came from the shape of a violin’s pegbox and neck. The curves on some characters (f, g, s...) come from the smooth outline of an F-Hole on a violin’s body. The pointy ascenders and spurs of the lower case were inspired by the corners of a violin’s waist.

 
 
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Ogee In Use Examples

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Letterform Sketches

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Adobe Design Achievement Awards

 

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