Oz was designed by Patrick Giasson as an homage to the great Oswald Cooper and his eponymous design. Everybody is familiar with Cooper Black, which is as much a typographic standard as Helvetica or Times New Roman, but only a few designers know how soft, friendly, and useful the rest of Cooper is. Oz was Oswald Cooper’s nickname, and this typeface, deeply researched by Giasson, was crafted with love and affection.
Oz was recognised in I.D. magazine’s 1999 Design Review.
V1.0—Initial release version; 1999.12
V1.5—Update: released in OpenType format: 2009.12