Foundry

Welcome to the OSP-foundry!

Here you find all fonts produced by OSP. Some of them are complete typefaces, others works in progress. They are all Libre Fonts, meaning they are released under libre software licenses that allow modification, re-distribution and use.

For us, typography is more than the work of solitary masters passing on their secret trade to devoted pupils, committed as they are to a specialist work overlooked by most common people. This image that is carefully preserved in the closed world of type design, obscures the fact that typography today is lightweight and widespread. It certainly contrasts with the invitation of Free Software to anyone to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve.

Could the production and distribution of Libre Fonts turn this patriarchal system inside out? What if expert and amateur users work together and make improvements to the typefaces they use, what if they share these fixes with others? What if the design of a typeface would benefit from the many eyes of designers working around the world? What if a typeface was not a fixed entity, but a networked set of elements, responding to context and types of use?

At OSP we feel typography is inherently generative, especially since digital files have everything to gain from being copied and re-mixed. We’d rather work with their constraints and affordances, than rely on a contradictory business model that invests more in copyright enforcement than in creative development itself. Typographers forge by nature and (sadly often without credit) appropriate the ideas and designs of their colleagues. We prefer to be explicit about the provenance of our glyphs and curves and hope you enjoy the result as much as we do.

le-patin-helvete

 

Ludiironized

— Corrections and implementation of a more complete history and credits.

 

Eric Schrijverspilled the beans

— Added a flattened svg version of the banner

 

Eric Schrijverbabbled

— Generate README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

Eric Schrijverrevealed

— The image called iceberg/{font_slug}_banner.png will show up as the banner

In the git based implementation of the OSP Foundry design

 

Elisebabbled out

— ready to release

belgica-belgika

 

pierrehshouted

— Update README.html - removing /master in images path to try to repair it

 

Pierre Huyghebaerttattled

— molenbeek building

 

Pierre Huyghebaertverbalised

— neon

 

Pierre Huyghebaertwhistled

— Explanation of the variations space flat

 

Pierre Huyghebaertwhispered

— Explanation of the variations space

crickx

 

pierrehemited

— Update README.html - removing /master to try to repair images

 

svilayphiouexposed

— blobby montage par pierre

 

Pierre Huyghebaertsaid

— Tried to fix url probl for images in Readme, seems that it needs now tree/master/iceberg/ instead of simply iceberg/

 

Pierre Huyghebaertblabed out

— Added a unslanted (-9°) version of the CrickxSharkCut to try to harmonize with body text of the Variable publication

 

Eric Schrijveruttered

— Add iceberg and README.html, created from the foundry blog.

ax-28-script

 

Ludiblabed

— OFL !

 

Ludirendered

— with a 9

 

Ludilet the cat out of the bag

— upside iceberg

 

Ludiwhispered

— back to the contour

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiousaid

— Merge branch 'master' of gitlab.constantvzw.org:osp/foundry-ax-28-script

erbarre

 

Gelgonsaid

— apostrophe typo

 

Gelgonbabbled out

— g bonne chasse

 

Gelgonsaid

— NON-BREAKING HYPHEN

 

Gelgonlet the cat out of the bag

— Ç cap real scale -> Bold>

 

Pierre Huyghebaerttalked

— Updated Regular fonts with a cleaned version

stories

 

Pierre Huyghebaertpublished

— Initiate a little iceberg with a cover

 

Ludibabbled

— Pushing a first set of OSP Foundry pictures.

metadin

 

Ludiwhistled

— yeah a cover of P

 

Ludiironized

— worksession at Atelier Bek

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioudiscovered

— changé la manière d'affecter les variables dans grid.mp

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioupublished

— Final touches by Gijs on my computer.

 

Luditalked

— Merge branch 'master' of git.constantvzw.org:/osp.foundry.metadin

belogodor

 

Luditattled

— Belogodor iceberg !

 

Pierre Huyghebaertblabed

— Second attemps to try to correct the tree

 

Pierre Huyghebaertdisclosed

— Initialisation, readme et fontes

osp-din

 

Ludisaid

— retour de la grille de construction

 

Pierre Huyghebaertbabbled out

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— The image called iceberg/{font_slug}_banner.png will show up as the banner

(Rename for the git based implementation of the OSP Foundry design)

 

Eric Schrijverstated

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijvershouted

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

certegeska

 

Ludiverbalized

— some taste of Certegeska

 

Ludiwhispered

— sfd and ttf publication of Certegeska - proposing tilt variants based on Certege, Certegeska is part of the Médor magazine fonts collection.

 

Pierre Huyghebaertuttered

— Initialisation readme

work-avec

 

Pierre Huyghebaertverbalized

— Initialisation, readme, sources et fontes

libertinage

 

colmtold

— hm, the font files were not in this repo

 

Eric Schrijverrendered

— The image called iceberg/{font_slug}_banner.png will show up as the banner

(Rename for the git based implementation of the OSP Foundry design)

 

Ludiinterpreted

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijvertalked

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

vj12

 

colmsaid

— pushing the version Steph found on her HDD

 

Eric Schrijverstated

— The image called iceberg/{font_slug}_banner.png will show up as the banner

(Rename for the git based implementation of the OSP Foundry design)

 

Eric Schrijveruttered

— Squash the skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverclaimed

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

alfphabet

 

Pierre Huyghebaertunwraped

— Added a sample

 

Pierre Huyghebaertlet loose

— Added Alfphabet Condensed at the occasion of Medor release

 

Eric Schrijverlet on

— Image called iceberg/{font_slug}_banner.png will show up as the banner

(Rename for the git based implementation of the OSP Foundry design)

 

Eric Schrijverspoke

— First commit of the sources, combining the info and font files available on the OSP Foundry Blog.

Actually, there is just a TTF: no UFO (PostScript?) source.

Ludi/Pierre?

x

sans-guilt-wafer

 

Pierre Huyghebaertemited

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijverclaimed

— Generate a README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

Eric Schrijverrendered

— The image called iceberg/{font_slug}_banner.png will show up as the banner

(Rename for the git based implementation of the OSP Foundry design)

 

Elisesaid

— never forget git add..

 

Eliseverbalised

— fontlog is now babeluting

mill

 

Pierre Huyghebaertdiscovered

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijverlet the cat out of the bag

— Generate a README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

Eric Schrijverironized

— The image called iceberg/{font_slug}_banner.png will show up as the banner

 

Elisesaid

— fontlog updated

 

Elisedisclosed

— ready to release

w-droge

 

Pierre Huyghebaertbabbled out

— Added a precision regarding the drawing modes

 

Eric Schrijverbring out

— The image called iceberg/{font_slug}_banner.png will show up as the banner

(Rename for the git based implementation of the OSP Foundry design)

 

Eric Schrijverunwraped

— Crush the skeleton, add the banner

- Remove all placeholder elements provided by the skeleton
- Add the banner image from the blog to the iceberg

 

Eric Schrijvercomplained

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

polsku

 

Eric Schrijverspilled the beans

— The image called iceberg/{font_slug}_banner.png will show up as the banner

(Rename for the git based implementation of the OSP Foundry design)

 

Ludiuttered

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverlet on

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverlet out

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Lerayrevealed

— Created the skeleton of the repository

notcouriersans

 

Eric Schrijverexposed

— The image called iceberg/{font_slug}_banner.png will show up as the banner

(Rename for the git based implementation of the OSP Foundry design)

 

Eric Schrijverpeached

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraysaid

— Initial commit

limousine

 

Eric Schrijverwhispered

— The image called iceberg/{font_slug}_banner.png will show up as the banner

(Rename for the git based implementation of the OSP Foundry design)

 

Eric Schrijvercried

— Squash the skeleton

 

Eric Schrijvercomplained

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijveremited

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraycomplained

— Created the skeleton of the repository

sans-guilt

 

Eric Schrijvertweeted

— The image called iceberg/{font_slug}_banner.png will show up as the banner

(Rename for the git based implementation of the OSP Foundry design)

 

Eric Schrijvertalked

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverpeached

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Antoine BEGONdivulged

— new pictures of the letter to monotype

 

Antoine BEGONclaimed

— final letter + pictures of printed letters + pdf

dlf

 

Eric Schrijverpublished

— The image called iceberg/{font_slug}_banner.png will show up as the banner

(Rename for the git based implementation of the OSP Foundry design)

 

Eric Schrijverbabbled out

— Crush the empty skeleton

-Ludi

 

Eric Schrijverbabbled

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverdivulged

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraysaid

— Created the skeleton of the repository

logisoso

 

Eric Schrijvertold

— The image called iceberg/{font_slug}_banner.png will show up as the banner

(Rename for the git based implementation of the OSP Foundry design)

 

Eric Schrijverrevealed

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijverclaimed

— Current Logisoso, as UFO

Based on the archive downloadable on the foundry.
I took the liberty of removing the ttf and the vfb,
and generating a UFO from the vfb.

I don’t think we need to version both the vfb and the UFO
at the same time (except in cases where the UFO format
proves to be lacking in relation to the vfb).

 

Alexandre Lerayrevealed

— Created the skeleton of the repository

univers-else

 

Eric Schrijversong

— Squash the skeleton & change the name of the banner image

The image called iceberg/{font_slug}_banner.png will show up as the banner

 

Eric Schrijveruttered

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverargued

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

ab5tractpublished

— following the directory structure more closely; specimens added

 

ab5tractspoke

— initial import into git

philibert

 

Eric Schrijvercried

— Squash the skeleton

 

Ludivine Loiseaudivulged

— Philibert en route aussi

cimatics

 

Eric Schrijververbalised

— Image called iceberg/{font_slug}_banner.png will show up as the banner

(Rename for the git based implementation of the OSP Foundry design)

 

Eric Schrijverlet the cat out of the bag

— Merge with http://osp.constantvzw.org/foundry/cimatics/

Also took the awesome horizontal header,
put it in the iceberg, appended an underscore so it
will appear first

 

Eric Schrijvertalked

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Lerayexposed

— Created the skeleton of the repository

reglo

 

Eric Schrijverbabbled

— The image called iceberg/{font_slug}_banner.png will show up as the banner

(Rename for the git based implementation of the OSP Foundry design)

 

Ludibabbled out

— Et voilà. Un espace où stretcher la Reglo

metafont

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiourendered

— tant qu'à faire on met les preview png dans l'iceberg non?

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiousaid

— cleaning + we move to another repo for the DIN project.

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouexpressed

— readme: let's begin this DIN metafont

 

Elisewhispered

— first files

cowboy-henk

 

Pierre Marchandsong

— Merge branch 'master' of git.constantvzw.org:osp.foundry.cowboy-henk

 

Pierre Huyghebaertwhistled

— try to make it a bit more orthodox, but it's one of the first fonzie foundry font using the ospwork git system, not the wordpress foundry section, so it's a bit the mess. But : add a release folder, an attempt to make it categorized as a font and some additionnal pictures

 

Pierre Huyghebaertexpressed

— add names to the fontlog, sfd and ttf version

 

Pierre Marchandwhistled

— Added grided specimen

 

Pierre Marchandsong

— Initial commit with material elaborated at Crypte Tonique

skeleton

 

Alexandre Leraylet the cat out of the bag

— Touched empty files to force git to track the directories

 

Alexandre Lerayverbalised

— Created the basic structure