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.

More about why we make/use Libre fonts.

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.

philibert

Last update: 27th October 2023 - 11:23 pierreh confessed: Add README.md

Le nombre de membres effectif ne peut être inférieur à trois.

fluxisch-else

Last update: 29th May 2023 - 12:30 pierreh stated: (re)initiated the OFL licence

Never alone.

ume

Last update: 21st October 2022 - 16:27 Ludi confessed: adding iceberg pictures

erbarre

Last update: 14th May 2021 - 16:08 Gelgon whispered: add nacute

Les pratiques façonnent les outils - les outils façonnent les pratiques

belgica-belgika

Last update: 6th November 2020 - 11:51 pierreh said: Upload New File

Le logiciel libre, par sa nature ouverte, invite à comprendre les mécanismes des outils numériques

alfphabet

Last update: 4th July 2020 - 18:00 pierreh comitted: Update README.md

Le logiciel libre, par sa nature ouverte, invite à comprendre les mécanismes des outils numériques

crickx

Last update: 30th June 2020 - 10:36 pierreh said: Update README.html

We are writing you because we just published Sans Guilt.

polsku

Last update: 12th October 2018 - 10:01 Ludi claimed: Merge branch 'master' of gitlab.constantvzw.org:osp/foundry.polsku

Print parties, workshops, performances, exhibitions and lectures

w-droge

Last update: 12th October 2018 - 09:31 Stéphanie Vilayphiou brought out: webfonts

Did she feel the author of her alphabet?

vj12

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:34 Stéphanie Vilayphiou claimed: webfonts

OSP asbl aims to stimulate the social movements of Free Culture and Free Software in the field of graphic design.

sans-guilt-wafer

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:34 Stéphanie Vilayphiou blabbed out: webfonts

Free software only since 2006.

reglo

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:33 Stéphanie Vilayphiou said: webfonts

Free software only since 2006.

osp-din

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:30 Stéphanie Vilayphiou confessed: webfonts

OSP asbl aims to stimulate the social movements of Free Culture and Free Software in the field of graphic design.

notcouriersans

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:28 Stéphanie Vilayphiou verbalised: webfonts

Le nombre de membres effectif ne peut être inférieur à trois.

mill

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:26 Stéphanie Vilayphiou babbled out: webfonts

OSP asbl aims to stimulate the social movements of Free Culture and Free Software in the field of graphic design.

libertinage

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:24 Stéphanie Vilayphiou cried: structure UFR + webfonts

le-patin-helvete

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:23 Stéphanie Vilayphiou sang: structure UFR + webfonts

cowboy-henk

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:11 Stéphanie Vilayphiou admitted: structure UFR + webfonts

The association is constituted for an undetermined period. It can be dissolved at any time.

cimatics

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:09 Stéphanie Vilayphiou babbled out: structure UFR + webfonts

Le logiciel libre, par sa nature ouverte, invite à comprendre les mécanismes des outils numériques

certegeska

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:09 Stéphanie Vilayphiou tweeted: structure UFR

Today she started with C.

belogodor

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:08 Stéphanie Vilayphiou blabbed: structure UFR

Le nombre de membres effectif ne peut être inférieur à trois.

ax-28-script

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:03 Stéphanie Vilayphiou exposed: webfonts

Les membres effectifs et les membres source sont convoqués à l’assemblée générale ordinaire, qui aura lieu au moins une fois par an

work-avec

Last update: 20th October 2017 - 16:33 Colm let loose: move folder to UFR structure

Free Culture and Free Software challenge the excesses of copyright.

stories

Last update: 24th April 2016 - 23:50 Pierre Huyghebaert comitted: Initiate a little iceberg with a cover

metadin

Last update: 24th April 2016 - 23:39 Ludi uttered: yeah a cover of P

limousine

Last update: 15th September 2013 - 00:07 Eric Schrijver said: 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)

sans-guilt

Last update: 15th September 2013 - 00:06 Eric Schrijver declared: 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)

dlf

Last update: 14th September 2013 - 23:56 Eric Schrijver tattled: 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)

logisoso

Last update: 14th September 2013 - 23:54 Eric Schrijver disclosed: 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)

metafont

Last update: 12th March 2013 - 15:53 Stéphanie Vilayphiou comitted: tant qu'à faire on met les preview png dans l'iceberg non?

skeleton

Last update: 24th February 2011 - 19:43 Alexandre Leray verbalised: Touched empty files to force git to track the directories

We would also be proud to publish the uses (and modifications) you make of the fonts on our website. ☺
Clone our repositories via Gitlab. Your contribution is welcome.

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