(EN) The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. (NL) Op brute wijze ving de schooljuf de quasi-kalme lynx. (CS) Nechť již hříšné saxofony ďáblů rozezvučí síň úděsnými tóny waltzu, tanga a quickstepu. (HU) Jó foxim és don Quijote húszwattos lámpánál ülve egy pár bűvös cipőt készít. (RO) Înjurând pițigăiat, zoofobul comandă vexat whisky și tequila. (RU) Разъяренный чтец эгоистично бьёт пятью жердями шустрого фехтовальщика. (BG) Огньове изгаряха с блуждаещи пламъци любовта човешка на Орфей. (SR) Фијуче ветар у шибљу, леди пасаже и куће иза њих и гунђа у оџацима. (EL) Ταχίστη αλώπηξ βαφής ψημένη γη, δρασκελίζει υπέρ νωθρού κυνός. Type your own text to test the font!
Oswald is a reworking of the classic style historically represented by the ‘Alternate Gothic’ sans serif typefaces. The characters of Oswald were initially re-drawn and reformed to better fit the pixel grid of standard digital screens. Oswald is designed to be used freely across the internet by web browsers on desktop computers, laptops and mobile devices.
Since the initial launch in 2011, Oswald was updated continually by Vernon Adams until 2014. Vernon added Light and Bold weights, support for more Latin languages, tightened the spacing and kerning and made many glyph refinements throughout the family based on hundreds of users’ feedback. In 2016 the family was updated by Kalapi Gajjar and Alexei Vanyashin to complete the work started by Vernon, and support languages that use the Cyrillic script. In January 2019, it was updated with a variable font Weight axis.
Design, Publisher, Copyright, License
Principal design: Vernon Adams
Design: Kalapi Gajjar, Alexei Vanyashin
Publisher: Vernon Adams
Copyright 2016 by The Oswald Project Authorss . All rights reserved.
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Vernon Adams (born England, 1967) was a furniture restorer, woodcarver and typeface designer. On August 24, 2016 Vernon Adams passed away from injuries sustained in a scooter accident in May of 2014. New Typography was his type design site. Vernon graduated in 2007 with an MA in type design from the University of Reading and lived in San Clemente, California.
Alexei Vanyashin is a Russian typeface designer, typographic researcher and educator. He was born in Moscow, Russia in 1982, studied Graphic Design since 2000 at Moscow Stroganov University of Arts, and later type design at British Higher School of Art and Design, where he now teaches. He runs his own foundry Cyreal, and collaborates with Swiss Typefaces as a Cyrillic specialist. Among his many custom type projects are works for Red Dot holder Ermolaev Bureau, GEO, and Afisha magazines. LearnCyrillic.tumblr.com is Alexei’s recent effort to provide educational resources for Cyrillic learners.
Despite the strong historical prototype and the popular type genre, the Cyrillic of Oswald has way too many problems to ignore. Sadly, it’s not worth using. Mikhail Strukov, Ilya Ruderman, Yury Ostromentsky: Cyrillic on Google Fonts: Neo-Grotesques