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.

belgica-belgika

 

pierrehsaid

— Update README.md with better links and a translation of the historical background in English (to be perfected)

 

pierrehsaid

— Update README.md by adding direct links to fonts files

 

pierrehtattled

— Update README.md

 

pierrehlet loose

— Update README.md

 

pierrehverbalized

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

crickx

 

pierrehconfessed

— Update README.html to update image links

 

pierrehverbalized

— Update README.html without li elements temporary

 

pierrehtalked

— Update README.html with direct links to fonts files.

 

pierrehuttered

— Update README.html

 

pierrehdiscovered

— Update README.html

erbarre

 

Alex Leraysaid

— oe calé sur la ligne de base

 

Gabrielclaimed

— Update README.html

 

Gabrielbring out

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioushouted

— add ellipsis

 

Alex Lerayspilled the beans

— Correcting name, weight and slant infos.

This time it should work.

alfphabet

 

Quentin Astiéblabed

— + documentation folder

 

Quentin Astiéstated

— transition UFR

 

Gabrielpublished

— Generated woff and ttf version of the Type-IV

 

Gabriellet loose

— Update README.md

 

Gabrielexpressed

— Update README.md

fluxisch-else

 

Colmtalked

— move to UFR repo structure

 

Gabrielclaimed

— 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

 

Gabrieluttered

— test

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioudisclosed

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

 

Eric Schrijverdisclosed

— 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

 

Colmsaid

— move folder to UFR structure

 

Pierre Huyghebaerttattled

— Initialisation, readme, sources et fontes

osp-din

 

Gabrielverbalized

— Corrected hint on lowercase a

 

Gabrielverbalized

— Updated README

 

Gabrielpublished

— Updated README

 

Gabrielsaid

— sfdir => sfd

 

Gabrielspoke

— Updated README

le-patin-helvete

 

Gabrieluttered

— banner

 

Gabrielargued

— Banner updated

 

Gabrielblabed

— renamed iceberg img to cover.png

 

Gabrielinterpreted

— Tried to update the banner

 

Gabrielverbalised

— Upload new file

ume

 

Gabriellet the cat out of the bag

— Update README.md

 

Gabrielsaid

— First state of structuration of the wide Ume-family

 

Gabrieldiscovered

— Added readme

univers-else

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouverbalised

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

 

Eric Schrijvergave away

— 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 Schrijvershouted

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverbring out

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

ab5tractemited

— following the directory structure more closely; specimens added

ax-28-script

 

Ludistated

— OFL !

 

Ludipeached

— with a 9

 

Luditalked

— upside iceberg

 

Ludiemited

— 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

 

Ludispoke

— Pushing a first set of OSP Foundry pictures.

metadin

 

Ludidivulged

— yeah a cover of P

 

Ludiwhistled

— worksession at Atelier Bek

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouexposed

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioubabbled out

— Final touches by Gijs on my computer.

 

Ludispoke

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

belogodor

 

Ludisong

— Belogodor iceberg !

 

Pierre Huyghebaertlet out

— Second attemps to try to correct the tree

 

Pierre Huyghebaertdivulged

— Initialisation, readme et fontes

certegeska

 

Ludisaid

— some taste of Certegeska

 

Ludirendered

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertrevealed

— Initialisation readme

libertinage

 

colmemited

— hm, the font files were not in this repo

 

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)

 

Luditalked

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverlet on

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverrendered

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

vj12

 

colmconfessed

— pushing the version Steph found on her HDD

 

Eric Schrijverbabbled 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 Schrijversaid

— Squash the skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverblabed out

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijvertweeted

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

sans-guilt-wafer

 

Pierre Huyghebaertlet out

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijverclaimed

— Generate a README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

Eric Schrijverpeached

— 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)

 

Eliseverbalized

— never forget git add..

 

Eliseblabed

— fontlog is now babeluting

mill

 

Pierre Huyghebaertshouted

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijverrendered

— 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

 

Elisepublished

— fontlog updated

 

Eliselet loose

— ready to release

w-droge

 

Pierre Huyghebaertcomplained

— Added a precision regarding the drawing modes

 

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 Schrijverconfessed

— 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 Schrijverclaimed

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverargued

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

polsku

 

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)

 

Luditalked

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijververbalized

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverironized

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraylet on

— Created the skeleton of the repository

notcouriersans

 

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 Schrijversaid

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraycried

— 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 Schrijverpublished

— Squash the skeleton

 

Eric Schrijvercomplained

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraywhistled

— Created the skeleton of the repository

sans-guilt

 

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 Schrijverrendered

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverwhistled

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Antoine BEGONemited

— new pictures of the letter to monotype

 

Antoine BEGONbabbled

— final letter + pictures of printed letters + pdf

dlf

 

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 Schrijverdiscovered

— Crush the empty skeleton

-Ludi

 

Eric Schrijverwhistled

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverironized

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraydiscovered

— Created the skeleton of the repository

logisoso

 

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 Schrijversong

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijverrevealed

— 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

philibert

 

Eric Schrijverrendered

— Squash the skeleton

 

Ludivine Loiseaudivulged

— Philibert en route aussi

cimatics

 

Eric Schrijverpublished

— 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 loose

— 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 Schrijverblabed out

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Lerayblabed out

— Created the skeleton of the repository

reglo

 

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)

 

Ludipublished

— 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 Vilayphioustated

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioubabbled out

— readme: let's begin this DIN metafont

 

Eliseverbalised

— first files

cowboy-henk

 

Pierre Marchandspoke

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertbabbled out

— 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 Huyghebaertuttered

— add names to the fontlog, sfd and ttf version

 

Pierre Marchandsong

— Added grided specimen

 

Pierre Marchandlet loose

— Initial commit with material elaborated at Crypte Tonique

skeleton

 

Alexandre Lerayrendered

— Touched empty files to force git to track the directories

 

Alexandre Leraydivulged

— Created the basic structure