Ozzy is a strange and wonderful display typeface that travels the Silk road from West to East. The name comes from the famous Shelley poem, Ozymandias, whose kingdom lies in ruins in the desert sand. The letters of Ozzy are reconstructed out of these ruins, using elements from ancient Arabic Kufic and Chinese seal script, combined with the swollen forms of Sixties album covers and the swashes of American brand logos from the 60s.
Ozzy aims to surprise you with its unpredictable and idiosyncratic shapes. It is sharp, graphic and strong, but it sways gently too and fro like the load on a camels back. We need more imagination in our letters. Ozzy rambles right out of the box and into uncharted territory.
Available in 8 weights, the typeface is a outcome of collaboration between Brody Neuenschwander and Maciej Połczyński.