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Today I am happy to present to you my new website. Only a small portion of my work is shown here now. Return regularly for updates and additions. Enjoy and please feel free to comment.

look after goodness & truth

& beauty will look after itself

 

Eric Gill

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diederik at ogentroost.eu

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Even though I have been working in (typo)graphic design for twenty odd years, I have started using the moniker 'ogentroost' fairly recently. I am convinced that well designed & beautiful products communicate better, that is why I chose the name 'ogentroost', it roughly translates as 'a sight for sore eyes'.

I design typefaces and use these in the identities, books & posters I design. I also happen to publish novels, poetry and a children's book.

My work revolves around type, as it is the tiniest bearer of information and identity and I love the way one can employ it as subtly or bluntly as one feels fit for the purpose. Besides there is the sheer beauty found in language & letterforms…

type

SyboldSans

Typeface based on my investigations into the work of Holland's most demolished architect: Sybold van Ravesteyn The diversity found in the career of this man is inspiring.

Novus

What started out as custom lettering for Dutch National Television, turned into an extending family with five weights and three optically corrected sizes.

Ogentroost

Based on the movements of the dancers of Rosas, for which dance company the font would adorn the posters. Originated as an Italic in regular weight only, 'Ogentroost' grew into a rich family.

design

Theater Rotterdam

Interim identity for organizations in transition, employing a typeface rooted in their hometown

font: SyboldSans

De Bengel

Upgrading the identity of this bookstore / publisher

fonts: Novus, Ogentroost, SyboldSans

Muziekstroom

Design, typography & illustration for concert programmes for a local venue, 2008–2015

fonts: Rule, Ogentroost, Dolly, Bello (the latter two by Underware)

books

Anders

Written by Elsemiek Corvers, illustrated by Marleen Oud, designed & published by Ogentroost

font: SeriousSans

Velodroom

A collection of stories concerning the many different aspects of cycling, from leisure to racing.

fonts: Novus, Rule

Gewoon is gek genoeg

(weird is the new normal) Collection of daily observations by a full time observationist.

fonts: Ogentroost, Spaghetti

About Ogentroost

Solidly based in typography, we design graphic products, publish books & make typefaces, both commissioned and self-initiated. We've been doing this with love since 1994.

My first type design hero, Eric Gill, is quoted saying 'look after goodness & truth & beauty will look after itself". This is my mantra, so to speak, the foundation on which I build my designs, believing beauty helps getting the message across. Whether it is a corporate identity, a book or a poster, the message goes down better when beautiful.

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