Ome is a contemporary humanistic font family. The name Ome means “grandmother” in latvian. In my brief I wanted to create a typeface for my grandmothers gravestone.
The main inspiration for my project was Trajan Inscriptions. When I started working on my letterforms, I didn’t have any references for lowercase letters, so I returned to my own calligraphic letter forms from our first week of TypeParis.
My research continued with how light visually effects carved letter forms, subtracting and altering them drastically. When I started to work on my Regular style I tried to replicate the same effect with my drawings to achieve the right weight proportions. Also, I choose to shorten the serif lengths to give the typeface a more unique character.
Ome typeface family comes in four weight styles and one display. It has sharp, pointy serifs, light curves and high contract connections.
The 6-week type design programme that you’ve been waiting for starts on 6 June and ends 13 July 2023.
Our summer programme is in English and covers typeface design and calligraphy techniques, type history, and software practices. Every kind of design professional can learn about type design in a relatively short amount of time.