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.

alfphabet

 

Gabrielironized

— Generated woff and ttf version of the Type-IV

 

Gabrielsaid

— Update README.md

 

Gabrielwhistled

— Update README.md

 

Gabrielsong

— Updated Type-I fontinfo, Added img to iceberg, Updated README

 

Gabrielspilled the beans

— Update README.md

osp-din

 

Gabrieldiscovered

— Corrected hint on lowercase a

 

Gabrielbabbled out

— Updated README

 

Gabrielsong

— Updated README

 

Gabrielcomplained

— sfdir => sfd

 

Gabrielinterpreted

— Updated README

erbarre

 

Gabrielclaimed

— Update README.html

 

Gabrielverbalised

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouexposed

— add ellipsis

 

Alex Leraybring out

— Correcting name, weight and slant infos.

This time it should work.

 

Alex Leraytattled

— Oblique fontes + fix font infos

le-patin-helvete

 

Gabrielinterpreted

— banner

 

Gabrielironized

— Banner updated

 

Gabriellet out

— renamed iceberg img to cover.png

 

Gabriellet the cat out of the bag

— Tried to update the banner

 

Gabriellet out

— Upload new file

ume

 

Gabrielrevealed

— Update README.md

 

Gabrielwhispered

— First state of structuration of the wide Ume-family

 

Gabrielsaid

— Added readme

fluxisch-else

 

Gabrielspilled the beans

— 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

 

Gabrielsaid

— test

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouuttered

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

 

Eric Schrijverrendered

— 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 Schrijverargued

— "remove README because README.html exists"

belgica-belgika

 

Gabrielbabbled

— Tried to update the banner

 

Gabrielspoke

— Moving normograph dir to work.mad-brussels

 

gabspoke

— Added one layer for final margin and comment of the file

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioutalked

— update normographe

 

gabtweeted

— Rajout du lien vers la fonte

crickx

 

Gabrielbabbled out

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioustated

— Crickx Blobby fonsified as a digital font.

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioudiscovered

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

 

pierrehverbalized

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

 

svilayphiouargued

— blobby montage par pierre

univers-else

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioucried

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

 

Eric Schrijverlet loose

— 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 Schrijverbring out

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverrevealed

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

ab5tractspilled the beans

— following the directory structure more closely; specimens added

ax-28-script

 

Ludiinterpreted

— OFL !

 

Ludilet out

— with a 9

 

Ludiverbalized

— upside iceberg

 

Ludistated

— back to the contour

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioubabbled

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

stories

 

Pierre Huyghebaerttweeted

— Initiate a little iceberg with a cover

 

Ludispilled the beans

— Pushing a first set of OSP Foundry pictures.

metadin

 

Ludiconfessed

— yeah a cover of P

 

Ludiwhistled

— worksession at Atelier Bek

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioupublished

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiougave away

— Final touches by Gijs on my computer.

 

Luditweeted

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

belogodor

 

Ludiinterpreted

— Belogodor iceberg !

 

Pierre Huyghebaertlet out

— Second attemps to try to correct the tree

 

Pierre Huyghebaertsong

— Initialisation, readme et fontes

certegeska

 

Luditold

— some taste of Certegeska

 

Ludispilled the beans

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertexpressed

— Initialisation readme

work-avec

 

Pierre Huyghebaertbring out

— Initialisation, readme, sources et fontes

libertinage

 

colmlet the cat out of the bag

— hm, the font files were not in this repo

 

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)

 

Ludicried

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverpublished

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverexpressed

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

vj12

 

colmrendered

— pushing the version Steph found on her HDD

 

Eric Schrijversong

— 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 Schrijverinterpreted

— Squash the skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverblabed out

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijvercried

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

sans-guilt-wafer

 

Pierre Huyghebaertsong

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijverlet loose

— Generate a README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

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)

 

Elisetweeted

— never forget git add..

 

Eliseargued

— fontlog is now babeluting

mill

 

Pierre Huyghebaertdisclosed

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijverdiscovered

— Generate a README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

Eric Schrijververbalised

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

 

Eliserevealed

— fontlog updated

 

Eliseblabed out

— ready to release

w-droge

 

Pierre Huyghebaertsaid

— Added a precision regarding the drawing modes

 

Eric Schrijverunwraped

— 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 Schrijverclaimed

— 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 Schrijversaid

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijververbalized

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

polsku

 

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)

 

Ludisaid

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverstated

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverbabbled out

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraysaid

— Created the skeleton of the repository

notcouriersans

 

Eric Schrijverclaimed

— 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"

 

Alexandre Lerayuttered

— Initial commit

limousine

 

Eric Schrijverspoke

— 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 Schrijveremited

— Squash the skeleton

 

Eric Schrijvertweeted

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverrevealed

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraydivulged

— Created the skeleton of the repository

sans-guilt

 

Eric Schrijverdivulged

— 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 Schrijverrendered

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijveremited

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Antoine BEGONpeached

— new pictures of the letter to monotype

 

Antoine BEGONlet on

— final letter + pictures of printed letters + pdf

dlf

 

Eric Schrijverblabed

— 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 Schrijverexposed

— Crush the empty skeleton

-Ludi

 

Eric Schrijverbring out

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijvergave away

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraysaid

— Created the skeleton of the repository

logisoso

 

Eric Schrijvertattled

— 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 Schrijverwhistled

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijverunwraped

— 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 Leraytweeted

— Created the skeleton of the repository

philibert

 

Eric Schrijverlet on

— Squash the skeleton

 

Ludivine Loiseautalked

— Philibert en route aussi

cimatics

 

Eric Schrijverbabbled

— 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 Schrijveremited

— 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 Schrijverlet on

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Lerayblabed

— Created the skeleton of the repository

reglo

 

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)

 

Luditattled

— Et voilà. Un espace où stretcher la Reglo

metafont

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiousaid

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiousong

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiousaid

— readme: let's begin this DIN metafont

 

Elisetalked

— first files

cowboy-henk

 

Pierre Marchandsaid

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaerttold

— 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 Huyghebaerttold

— add names to the fontlog, sfd and ttf version

 

Pierre Marchandunwraped

— Added grided specimen

 

Pierre Marchandcried

— Initial commit with material elaborated at Crypte Tonique

skeleton

 

Alexandre Lerayverbalized

— Touched empty files to force git to track the directories

 

Alexandre Leraysong

— Created the basic structure