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.

crickx

 

pierrehtattled

— Update README.html

 

pierrehtweeted

— Update README.html

 

pierrehverbalized

— Update README.html

 

pierrehlet the cat out of the bag

— Update README.html

 

Gabrielbring out

— Made approches acceptable on the blobby version and generated an otf file

belgica-belgika

 

pierrehverbalised

— Update README.md

 

pierrehsaid

— Update README.md

 

pierrehsong

— Update README.md with additional '/master' in image links

 

pierrehwhispered

— Update README.md

 

Colmtalked

— rename to english

erbarre

 

Alex Lerayunwraped

— oe calé sur la ligne de base

 

Gabrielargued

— Update README.html

 

Gabrielwhispered

— Merge branch 'master' of gitlab.constantvzw.org:osp/foundry.erbarre

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiousaid

— add ellipsis

 

Alex Leraytalked

— Correcting name, weight and slant infos.

This time it should work.

alfphabet

 

Quentin Astiéunwraped

— + documentation folder

 

Quentin Astiésong

— transition UFR

 

Gabrielspoke

— Generated woff and ttf version of the Type-IV

 

Gabrielconfessed

— Update README.md

 

Gabrielverbalised

— Update README.md

fluxisch-else

 

Colmstated

— move to UFR repo structure

 

Gabrielblabed out

— Removed all traces of the former U* Else to make it more Fluxisch
-renamed all the folder, files and directories
-updated the font info (still have to handle a link leading to ospublish../../univers-else)
-regenerated font files

 

Gabrieldivulged

— test

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioulet on

— Scan of the specimen «The Univers else is yours»

 

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

work-avec

 

Colmtalked

— move folder to UFR structure

 

Pierre Huyghebaertargued

— Initialisation, readme, sources et fontes

osp-din

 

Gabrielblabed

— Corrected hint on lowercase a

 

Gabriellet the cat out of the bag

— Updated README

 

Gabrielcomplained

— Updated README

 

Gabrielwhistled

— sfdir => sfd

 

Gabrielwhistled

— Updated README

le-patin-helvete

 

Gabrieltold

— banner

 

Gabriellet out

— Banner updated

 

Gabrielwhistled

— renamed iceberg img to cover.png

 

Gabrielsaid

— Tried to update the banner

 

Gabrielpublished

— Upload new file

ume

 

Gabrielverbalized

— Update README.md

 

Gabrielsong

— First state of structuration of the wide Ume-family

 

Gabriellet loose

— Added readme

univers-else

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouinterpreted

— Scan of the specimen «The Univers else is yours»

 

Eric Schrijverwhispered

— 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 Schrijverdiscovered

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijversong

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

ab5tractbring out

— following the directory structure more closely; specimens added

ax-28-script

 

Ludisaid

— OFL !

 

Ludiargued

— with a 9

 

Ludispilled the beans

— upside iceberg

 

Ludipeached

— back to the contour

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouironized

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

stories

 

Pierre Huyghebaerttalked

— Initiate a little iceberg with a cover

 

Ludibring out

— Pushing a first set of OSP Foundry pictures.

metadin

 

Ludiuttered

— yeah a cover of P

 

Ludirevealed

— worksession at Atelier Bek

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiourevealed

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioutold

— Final touches by Gijs on my computer.

 

Ludiuttered

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

belogodor

 

Ludiuttered

— Belogodor iceberg !

 

Pierre Huyghebaertuttered

— Second attemps to try to correct the tree

 

Pierre Huyghebaerttalked

— Initialisation, readme et fontes

certegeska

 

Ludisaid

— some taste of Certegeska

 

Ludilet loose

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertcomplained

— Initialisation readme

libertinage

 

colmshouted

— hm, the font files were not in this repo

 

Eric Schrijverrevealed

— 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)

 

Ludisaid

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijvertold

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijvertold

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

vj12

 

colmtold

— pushing the version Steph found on her HDD

 

Eric Schrijververbalised

— 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 Schrijvertattled

— Squash the skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverironized

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijveremited

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

sans-guilt-wafer

 

Pierre Huyghebaertsaid

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijvertweeted

— Generate a README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

Eric Schrijverblabed 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)

 

Elisetattled

— never forget git add..

 

Eliseverbalized

— fontlog is now babeluting

mill

 

Pierre Huyghebaertpublished

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijverexposed

— 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

 

Elisetalked

— fontlog updated

 

Elisecried

— ready to release

w-droge

 

Pierre Huyghebaertrevealed

— Added a precision regarding the drawing modes

 

Eric Schrijvergave away

— 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 Schrijverargued

— 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 Schrijverblabed out

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverblabed out

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

polsku

 

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)

 

Ludiuttered

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijvershouted

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverstated

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraystated

— Created the skeleton of the repository

notcouriersans

 

Eric Schrijvercried

— 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 Schrijversong

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Lerayexposed

— Initial commit

limousine

 

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)

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— Squash the skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverconfessed

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverexposed

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraylet on

— Created the skeleton of the repository

sans-guilt

 

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)

 

Eric Schrijverlet out

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverrendered

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Antoine BEGONwhistled

— new pictures of the letter to monotype

 

Antoine BEGONdivulged

— final letter + pictures of printed letters + pdf

dlf

 

Eric Schrijverlet on

— 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 Schrijverpublished

— Crush the empty skeleton

-Ludi

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverwhistled

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraycomplained

— Created the skeleton of the repository

logisoso

 

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)

 

Eric Schrijvertalked

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijvertattled

— 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 Leraylet loose

— Created the skeleton of the repository

philibert

 

Eric Schrijverclaimed

— Squash the skeleton

 

Ludivine Loiseauwhispered

— Philibert en route aussi

cimatics

 

Eric Schrijverspoke

— 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 Schrijverironized

— 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 Schrijveruttered

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Lerayunwraped

— Created the skeleton of the repository

reglo

 

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)

 

Ludiemited

— Et voilà. Un espace où stretcher la Reglo

metafont

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioulet on

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouinterpreted

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioubring out

— readme: let's begin this DIN metafont

 

Eliseshouted

— first files

cowboy-henk

 

Pierre Marchandtalked

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertspilled the beans

— 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 Huyghebaertargued

— add names to the fontlog, sfd and ttf version

 

Pierre Marchandrendered

— Added grided specimen

 

Pierre Marchandconfessed

— Initial commit with material elaborated at Crypte Tonique

skeleton

 

Alexandre Lerayverbalized

— Touched empty files to force git to track the directories

 

Alexandre Leraydivulged

— Created the basic structure