OMDB stands for ‘Over My Dead Body’.
Dreamt up whilst walking through Paris’ famed Père Lachaise Cemetery in 2010, and established in 2018, OMDB deals with death differently. A personal consulting service, launching November 2, 2018 – the Day of the Dead – OMDB removes the stigma surrounding the conversation of death whilst creating compelling artworks that celebrate life.
OMDB help their clients design how they choose to be remembered. Whether their wish is to work with a world-class sculptor, artist, architect, or landscape architect – OMBD creatively directs this process, bringing the combined vision to fruition. The sole aim is to create special edifices – however big or small, physical or digital – making memorial masterpieces of their client’s life.
Influences are drawn from the likes of William Morris, Eric Gill, Barbara Hepworth, and Rudolf Koch and they seek to collaborate with today’s most inspiring contemporary practitioners. The word mark is inspired by a letter ‘B’ spotted on the zinc door of a mausoleum at the Parisian cemetery, the primary font is Hermann Zapf’s ‘Optima’ and the scraper board illustration language is a contemporary take on C19th copper engraving.
OMDB is a Smörgåsbord production and marks the studio’s third standalone venture.