OTTO (Group & Type) are a collaborative design studio based in Switzerland. The work of Otto ranges from editorial design to visual identities, digital applications, typography and poster design. Please get in touch for new projects, commissions, collaborations or to say hi!

 

OTTO GROUP

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OTTO TYPE

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Newglyph are a Lausanne based type design studio specializing in the research, design and development of fonts and variable font technology. Our multicultural divers team has years of experience in this unique creative and technologically driven design field. We strive to better understand our global visual communication needs, and to help protect our environment and the global community. With your help we are donating 30% of our proceeds to non-profit organizations committed to protecting our planet and all life on earth.

 

Founder: Ian Party

Creative Director: Dennis Moya

Type Design, Engineering: David Massara

 

Newglyph SA

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Ripley is an interrogation about optimized legibility on-screen environment that develops the idea of transposing the legibility rules of a body text from print to the new media. Ripley is a mix of historical and contemporary shapes in this new serif design. Coming to life by Massara David over his diploma project from ECAL.

 

This Typeface is a tool-box that compiles a multitude of axes to give the opportunity to people to decide what’s the best for them. Ripley is currently proposing more than eight different axes to question the improvement of legibility on-screen: Weight, xHeight, Serif, Contrast, Spacing, Ascenders/Descenders, Slant and Blur. As a second step, the typeface is evolving itself by responding to the ambient light.

 

The new experiment proposing by Ripley is the combination of the multiples axes with the ambient light embed by the screen. In this way, instead of letting the reader to manipulate the variations, the font itself is programmed to respond to the light sources. It is also adapting to fatigue eyes throughout the day, increases its readability as the day goes and the ambient light changes. The more time you spend on-screen, the more comfortable the type becomes. Ripley becomes a living organism and evolves to provide the best legibility on-screen.

Increasingly forgotten over the generations, jazz has grown and evolved simultaneously with the social and political development of the United States, to the point of becoming its national music. From the first African slaves to the electrified sound of jazz fusion, through the melancholy of the Blues, the excitement of New Orleans, the roaring years, the young wolves of be-bop, the bermuda shorts and flower shirts of California to the rebellion of the 60s. This book portrays the origins of jazz, its relationship with America, as well as their consequence within his iconography.

 

“You Americans take jazz too lightly. You seem to see in it a music of little value, vulgar, ephemeral. But in my opinion, it’s her who will give birth to the national music of the United States.”
— Joseph Maurice Ravel, April 1928.

 

Format: 220 × 320 mm

Pages: 230

Paper: Freelife Country 250g
Cyclus Recylcled Paper 90g

Binding: Perfect Binding

 

This project was made during the period of study in Lausanne University of Art and Design (ECAL)

Rammellzee (stylized RAMM:ΣLL:ZΣΣ, pronounced "Ram: Ell: Zee"; late 1960 – June 27, 2010) was a visual artist, gothic futurist "graffiti writer," painter, performance artist, hip hop musician, art theoretician, and sculptor from New York City. This Book contains a retrospection of his work, as well as various interview of him, his friends, collaborations, manifest ect...

 

Format: 165 × 240 mm

Pages: 156

Paper: Munken Print White 1.5 100g
Condat Perigord 125g
Multi Art Silk 115g

Binding: Swissbind

Supervisor: Gilles Gavillet (CH), Jonathan Hares (UK)

 

This project was made during the period of study in Lausanne University of Art and Design (ECAL)

Symbols as alphabet is a visual studies about the retransmission of the Latin alphabet from different symbols. The book compiling 36 different languages and more than 312 different symbols. The studies was made to develop the interest about typography as well for organic and geometric shapes. Symbols as alphabet explores their rich and fascinating representation, and presents, the breadth of their beauty. A specimen of linguistic curiosities and also a forms delights.

 

Format: 110 × 170 mm

Pages: 64

Paper: Yellow 100gr

Binding: Perfect Binding

 

This project was made during the period of study in Lausanne University of Art and Design (ECAL)

The Floating University Berlin is a temporary campus built on 2018 on a huge concrete pool for rainwater in Tempelhof. As an artificial island, the distances itself spatially and programmatically from the urban dynamics, thus allowing a different perspective on urban processes. It opens up a space that also invites those to think along, who suspect that they can not themselves influence urban development. The FUB is an international place of exchange on strategies of spatial production, but also a facility of learning from each other as well as a laboratory for urban experiments.

 

The main challenge was how to design something that the client can use it wihtout the help of the designer. The project will advence without for us the possiblity to work on it. As result we created a toolbox compiling many rules and catalogue for them to be able to work from inside. Based on the idea of a laboratory of creation, we decided to generated texture, images, forms inspiring by the science laboratory elements. Mixing the elements as zoom, gride, measurements, to give a very structured system and fluide at the same time.

 

Supervisor: Jonas Wandeler (CH)

Co-worker: Baptiste Lecanu (FR)

 

This project was made during the period of study in Lausanne University of Art and Design (ECAL)

Atlas of scandal is two books showing the numerous scandals of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzō Abe. The first one deals with the censorship currently important in Japan, mixing with illegibility of texts and images. Instead, the second one is the uncensored version, smaller, more private and contrasting with the first one by its legibility in the text, image or binding. The texts for each scandals are based on multiple articles from different journals, the point’s to show how with the same informations, the media from different country use it to reveal or hide the contain. All scandals and articles are used chronologically.

 

ATLAS OF SCANDALS

Format: 130 × 195 mm

Pages: 120

Paper: Munken Print White 1.5 100gr

Binding: Swissbind

 

ATLAS OF____

Format: 240 × 310 mm

Pages: 96

Paper: Condat Matt Périgord 135gr

Binding: Swissbind w/ Stapple

 

Supervisor: Diego Bontognali (CH)

 

This project was made during the period of study in Lausanne University of Art and Design (ECAL)

Seingalt is a Neo-classical typeface family designed for contemporary typography comprisingof 6 styles: Regular, Medium, Bold, Display, Display-Medium, Display-Bold. Available for more than 150 languages. More than 380 characters including uppercase, lowercase, accents, numbers, ligatures, contextual ligatures, punctuations, mathematical, fractions, symbols and currency. An alternative version without stroke is available too.

 

Seingalt took is name from the pen name of Giacomo Girolamo Casanova when he wrote his memoirs. This name reflect the philosophy of the font. Taking a strong influence from the fashion and luxury industry, The massive contrast is perfect especially for use in headlines and on posters.

 

Commercial license / 1-3 Computers desktop license

Seingalt Regular: 45CHF / 40€

Seingalt Medium: 45CHF / 40€

Seingalt Bold:< 45CHF / 40€

Seingalt Display-Regular: 5CHF / 40€

Seingalt Display-Medium: 45CHF / 40€

Seingalt Display-Bold: 45CHF / 40€

Seingalt Full Font Family: 230CHF / 200€

Seingalt Trial (Regular): Here

Seingalt Specimen: Here

 

Every fonts here possess a commercial license and it's strictly illegal to use it without it.

For a comercial project or any personal promoting, you'll need the commercial licence of the font.
The font who possess a free trial download still don't let you the right to use it for a comercial project or any personal promoting. All of these font are directly created exclusively by myself. If you’d like to buy one of these fonts or know more about it, feel free to ask : Here

The god of freshwater and the sea ! Neptune is a typeface inspired by the aesthetics of the violence of Ancient Rome with contemporary influences. It features two variants: a standard set which is a clean and clear sans serif, and an alternative who merged the two influences to create a sophisticated contemporary look.

Perfect for usage in posters, logotypes and headlines. The Neptune is a free personal utilisation font and was most of the time selected among the best typography of 2014.

 

Commercial license / All for One

Neptune: 50CHF / 45€

Neptune Trial: Here

Neptune Specimen: Here

 

Every fonts here possess a commercial license and it's strictly illegal to use it without it.

For a comercial project or any personal promoting, you'll need the commercial licence of the font.
The font who possess a free trial download still don't let you the right to use it for a comercial project or any personal promoting. All of these font are directly created exclusively by myself. If you’d like to buy one of these fonts or know more about it, feel free to ask : Here

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Introduction

Both graduated with honors at Eracom & ECAL, Massara approaches every project he embarks on as if it’s a puzzle he needs to put together. A designer who fully adheres – and feels comfortable with in – the structure the creative discipline of graphic design imposes on its practitioners.

Currently (2020), OTTO, Lausanne, CH

Oct 2019—Oct 2021, Newglyph SA, Lausanne, CH.

↳ Curriculum Vitae

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Education

2016 – 2019 ECAL, Lausanne, CH

2015 – 2015 Kaplan International Colleges, New-York, US

2011 – 2015 ERACOM, Lausanne, CH,

2011 – 2015 ARD DESIGN SA, Vevey, CH

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Featured in (Selection)

Junge Grafik, Weltformat, Switzerland, 2021

ETAPES, N°259, France, 2021

SDA, Failure Is Not an Option?, Switzerland, 2020

IDEA Magazine, No.388, Japan, 2019

Unsigned, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, London, 2019

It's Nice That, The Graduates, UK, 2019

Offline N°7, N°8, Switzerland, 2018-9

Half-Time, ECAL, Switzerland, 2018-9

Optical Illusion, Sandu Publishing, China, 2017

Magical Geometry, SP, China, 2017

Designlicious 2, Basheer Graphic, Singapour, 2016

Logo Decode, Sandu Publishing, China, 2016

No More Rules, BranD Magazine, HK, 2016

Tourism, Novum, Germany, 2016

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Awards

Junge Grafik, 2021, Ripley

Swiss Design Award, 2020, Ripley, (Nominated)

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Contact

Lausanne, Switzerland (CH).

@massararasam,

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