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.

erbarre

 

Alex Leraystated

— oe calé sur la ligne de base

 

Gabrieltalked

— Update README.html

 

Gabrieltattled

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiousaid

— add ellipsis

 

Alex Lerayblabed out

— Correcting name, weight and slant infos.

This time it should work.

alfphabet

 

Quentin Astiécomplained

— + documentation folder

 

Quentin Astiédisclosed

— transition UFR

 

Gabrieluttered

— Generated woff and ttf version of the Type-IV

 

Gabriellet loose

— Update README.md

 

Gabrielunwraped

— Update README.md

fluxisch-else

 

Colmdivulged

— move to UFR repo structure

 

Gabrielcomplained

— 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

 

Gabrielconfessed

— test

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouverbalised

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

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— 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

 

Colmblabed out

— move folder to UFR structure

 

Pierre Huyghebaertuttered

— Initialisation, readme, sources et fontes

belgica-belgika

 

Colmexposed

— rename to english

 

Quentin Astiégave away

— restructuration du repo selon Unified-Font-Repository : https://github.com/raphaelbastide/Unified-Font-Repository

 

boisophieronlet the cat out of the bag

— Added missing construction file

 

Gabrieldisclosed

— Tried to update the banner

 

Gabrieltold

— Moving normograph dir to work.mad-brussels

osp-din

 

Gabrielgave away

— Corrected hint on lowercase a

 

Gabrieltalked

— Updated README

 

Gabrielexposed

— Updated README

 

Gabrielbabbled out

— sfdir => sfd

 

Gabrielsaid

— Updated README

le-patin-helvete

 

Gabriellet on

— banner

 

Gabrieluttered

— Banner updated

 

Gabrielsaid

— renamed iceberg img to cover.png

 

Gabrielverbalized

— Tried to update the banner

 

Gabrielshouted

— Upload new file

ume

 

Gabrielargued

— Update README.md

 

Gabrielclaimed

— First state of structuration of the wide Ume-family

 

Gabrielwhistled

— Added readme

crickx

 

Gabrieltalked

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioucomplained

— Crickx Blobby fonsified as a digital font.

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioudiscovered

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

 

pierrehwhispered

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

 

svilayphiouverbalised

— blobby montage par pierre

univers-else

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioucried

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

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— 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 Schrijverwhistled

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverblabed out

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

ab5tractexpressed

— following the directory structure more closely; specimens added

ax-28-script

 

Ludibabbled out

— OFL !

 

Ludiironized

— with a 9

 

Ludisaid

— upside iceberg

 

Ludidivulged

— back to the contour

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioupublished

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

stories

 

Pierre Huyghebaerttattled

— Initiate a little iceberg with a cover

 

Ludiemited

— Pushing a first set of OSP Foundry pictures.

metadin

 

Ludiblabed out

— yeah a cover of P

 

Ludiexposed

— worksession at Atelier Bek

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouspilled the beans

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouverbalised

— Final touches by Gijs on my computer.

 

Ludishouted

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

belogodor

 

Ludiverbalised

— Belogodor iceberg !

 

Pierre Huyghebaertdivulged

— Second attemps to try to correct the tree

 

Pierre Huyghebaertblabed

— Initialisation, readme et fontes

certegeska

 

Ludilet loose

— some taste of Certegeska

 

Ludipeached

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertpeached

— Initialisation readme

libertinage

 

colmstated

— hm, the font files were not in this repo

 

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)

 

Luditweeted

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverspilled the beans

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverwhispered

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

vj12

 

colmrevealed

— pushing the version Steph found on her HDD

 

Eric Schrijverexpressed

— 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 Schrijververbalised

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverlet loose

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

sans-guilt-wafer

 

Pierre Huyghebaertlet on

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijvercomplained

— Generate a README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

Eric Schrijverlet loose

— 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)

 

Eliseconfessed

— never forget git add..

 

Elisestated

— fontlog is now babeluting

mill

 

Pierre Huyghebaertwhispered

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijvertalked

— Generate a README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

Eric Schrijversaid

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

 

Elisetold

— fontlog updated

 

Eliselet loose

— ready to release

w-droge

 

Pierre Huyghebaertsaid

— Added a precision regarding the drawing modes

 

Eric Schrijverlet 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 Schrijverblabed out

— 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 Schrijverbring out

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

polsku

 

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)

 

Ludistated

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverinterpreted

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverstated

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraydiscovered

— Created the skeleton of the repository

notcouriersans

 

Eric Schrijverlet loose

— 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 Leraysaid

— Initial commit

limousine

 

Eric Schrijverdiscovered

— 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 Schrijvertattled

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverunwraped

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraypublished

— Created the skeleton of the repository

sans-guilt

 

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 Schrijverexpressed

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijververbalised

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Antoine BEGONbabbled out

— new pictures of the letter to monotype

 

Antoine BEGONlet loose

— final letter + pictures of printed letters + pdf

dlf

 

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 Schrijverlet on

— Crush the empty skeleton

-Ludi

 

Eric Schrijverlet on

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverdiscovered

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraylet the cat out of the bag

— Created the skeleton of the repository

logisoso

 

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 Schrijverargued

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijverexpressed

— 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 Leraycomplained

— Created the skeleton of the repository

philibert

 

Eric Schrijverblabed

— Squash the skeleton

 

Ludivine Loiseauspilled the beans

— Philibert en route aussi

cimatics

 

Eric Schrijvertweeted

— 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 Schrijverconfessed

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraysaid

— Created the skeleton of the repository

reglo

 

Eric Schrijverwhistled

— 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)

 

Ludispoke

— Et voilà. Un espace où stretcher la Reglo

metafont

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiousong

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioutalked

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioudisclosed

— readme: let's begin this DIN metafont

 

Elisepublished

— first files

cowboy-henk

 

Pierre Marchandrevealed

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertlet the cat out of the bag

— 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 Huyghebaertcried

— add names to the fontlog, sfd and ttf version

 

Pierre Marchandblabed out

— Added grided specimen

 

Pierre Marchandsaid

— Initial commit with material elaborated at Crypte Tonique

skeleton

 

Alexandre Leraywhistled

— Touched empty files to force git to track the directories

 

Alexandre Leraywhispered

— Created the basic structure