In the mid eighties Dutch photocopier manufacturers Océ, like other copier makers before them, entered the printer market. From this came the desire to have their own typeface. Because Océ were big in the office market, when I designed Oranda I had a look at typewriter fonts and came up with a subtler and more modern variant: narrower, more open, with tapered serifs and proportional spacing. Alongside the usual versions — roman and italic in both normal and bold — I also added two narrow, informal variants. In the end, Océ did little with Oranda and the type was ultimately provided with small capitals and brought out by Bitstream.