Oz Handicraft BT font family
Designed by Oswald Cooper in 1991
George Ryan in 1991
I have an Associates in Commercial Art and Certificates from BU Corporate Education Center dealing with their Client Server Application Development program.
In 1978 I was running the production side of a quick print shop on Long Island when I decided it was time to go job hunting. I went on one interview (only one) at a place called Mergenthaler Linotype and was hired as a ‚letter drawer‘.
After four years there I moved to Boston to work for a startup foundry operation as a designer. The name of that foundry was Bitstream although at that time it had no name.
At Bitstream I was a Designer, manager and then Director of Typographic Production.
After 13 years some of us left Bitstream and started our own foundry operation,
Galapagos Design Group. In 2003 I left there and came to work at Monotype Imaging.
Since the early 80’s people who draw letters have been called ‚designers‘.
Truthfully, I prefer the name we’d had a Mergenthaler, ‚Letter Drawer‘. I‘ve always felt that title marked me as a craftsmen and at Mergenthaler I was taught by a master
craftsmen by the name of Oleg Kastorsky.
Over the years I‘ve drawn many original typefaces but the ones I like the most are Oz Handicraft, ITC Kristen™, Givens Antiqua™, Wedding Singer™ and Koorkin™.
I was born in 1950 on Long Island and lived there until I was 28 when I moved to Boston, MA. After high school I spent three years in the Army before going to college in 1974.
Read also the interview with George Ryan on the next page!
Oz Handicraft BT
be installed on a computer for
use with applications.
Licensed per computer.
@font-face rule. They are licensed
for a set number of page views with
no time limitation.
in your mobile application. Each app
and platform requires a separate license.
embedded in an eBook, eMagazine or
eNewspaper. Fonts are licensed per title.
a server and e.g. used by automated
processes to create items.
A license is per server core CPU per year.
on which the font will be installed.
that you can use over time. We’ll let
you know when you’re running low.
Platforms you intend to embed the
font in. A license is valid for the life
of the version of the app.
you intend to embed the font in. Each license
is valid for one title for the life of that title.
CPUs of the servers on which
the font will be installed.
A license has a term of 1 year.
the font: OT (OpenType) with
Postscript outlines (OT CFF) or
TrueType outlines (OT TTF).
the font: W1G (98 languages),
COM (56 languages),
PRO (33 languages) or
STD (21 languages).
available in. These differ in contained
characters and file size. You get all
available versions with your license.
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