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

 

boisophieronironized

— Added missing construction file

 

Gabrieltalked

— Tried to update the banner

 

Gabrielbring out

— Moving normograph dir to work.mad-brussels

 

gabrevealed

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouconfessed

— update normographe

alfphabet

 

Gabrielverbalised

— Generated woff and ttf version of the Type-IV

 

Gabrielargued

— Update README.md

 

Gabrieltalked

— Update README.md

 

Gabrielpeached

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

 

Gabrielemited

— Update README.md

osp-din

 

Gabrielwhistled

— Corrected hint on lowercase a

 

Gabrielbring out

— Updated README

 

Gabrielinterpreted

— Updated README

 

Gabrielblabed

— sfdir => sfd

 

Gabrielclaimed

— Updated README

erbarre

 

Gabrielironized

— Update README.html

 

Gabrielgave away

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiousaid

— add ellipsis

 

Alex Leraypublished

— Correcting name, weight and slant infos.

This time it should work.

 

Alex Leraybring out

— Oblique fontes + fix font infos

le-patin-helvete

 

Gabrielclaimed

— banner

 

Gabrielblabed

— Banner updated

 

Gabrielsaid

— renamed iceberg img to cover.png

 

Gabrielconfessed

— Tried to update the banner

 

Gabrielrevealed

— Upload new file

ume

 

Gabrielemited

— Update README.md

 

Gabrielspilled the beans

— First state of structuration of the wide Ume-family

 

Gabrielargued

— Added readme

fluxisch-else

 

Gabrieldiscovered

— 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

 

Gabriellet the cat out of the bag

— test

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioutalked

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

 

Eric Schrijvertalked

— 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 Schrijvertold

— "remove README because README.html exists"

crickx

 

Gabrielbring out

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioustated

— Crickx Blobby fonsified as a digital font.

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouwhistled

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

 

pierrehblabed out

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

 

svilayphioudiscovered

— blobby montage par pierre

univers-else

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouwhistled

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

 

Eric Schrijvercomplained

— 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 Schrijverblabed

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverlet on

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

ab5tractexpressed

— following the directory structure more closely; specimens added

ax-28-script

 

Ludispilled the beans

— OFL !

 

Ludirevealed

— with a 9

 

Ludiemited

— upside iceberg

 

Ludiclaimed

— back to the contour

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiousaid

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

stories

 

Pierre Huyghebaertlet the cat out of the bag

— Initiate a little iceberg with a cover

 

Luditalked

— Pushing a first set of OSP Foundry pictures.

metadin

 

Ludiexpressed

— yeah a cover of P

 

Ludiuttered

— worksession at Atelier Bek

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouwhispered

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioublabed out

— Final touches by Gijs on my computer.

 

Luditold

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

belogodor

 

Ludilet the cat out of the bag

— Belogodor iceberg !

 

Pierre Huyghebaerttweeted

— Second attemps to try to correct the tree

 

Pierre Huyghebaertemited

— Initialisation, readme et fontes

certegeska

 

Ludirendered

— some taste of Certegeska

 

Ludispoke

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertconfessed

— Initialisation readme

work-avec

 

Pierre Huyghebaertverbalised

— Initialisation, readme, sources et fontes

libertinage

 

colmargued

— hm, the font files were not in this repo

 

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)

 

Ludicomplained

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijveremited

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverdisclosed

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

vj12

 

colmtalked

— pushing the version Steph found on her HDD

 

Eric Schrijvertalked

— 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 Schrijveruttered

— Squash the skeleton

 

Eric Schrijvertalked

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijvercomplained

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

sans-guilt-wafer

 

Pierre Huyghebaertuttered

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijverblabed out

— Generate a README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

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)

 

Eliseexpressed

— never forget git add..

 

Elisesaid

— fontlog is now babeluting

mill

 

Pierre Huyghebaertdivulged

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijverdivulged

— Generate a README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

Eric Schrijverrevealed

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

 

Elisepeached

— fontlog updated

 

Eliserendered

— ready to release

w-droge

 

Pierre Huyghebaertironized

— Added a precision regarding the drawing modes

 

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 Schrijververbalized

— 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 Schrijverpeached

— "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)

 

Ludidivulged

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverrevealed

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijvershouted

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraypublished

— Created the skeleton of the repository

notcouriersans

 

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 Schrijvertold

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Lerayrevealed

— Initial commit

limousine

 

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 Schrijvertalked

— Squash the skeleton

 

Eric Schrijveruttered

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverrendered

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Lerayblabed out

— 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 Schrijversaid

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverbring out

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Antoine BEGONpublished

— new pictures of the letter to monotype

 

Antoine BEGONblabed out

— final letter + pictures of printed letters + pdf

dlf

 

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 Schrijversaid

— Crush the empty skeleton

-Ludi

 

Eric Schrijversong

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijvertold

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Lerayverbalised

— Created the skeleton of the repository

logisoso

 

Eric Schrijvertweeted

— 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 Schrijverunwraped

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijverbabbled out

— 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 Lerayverbalised

— Created the skeleton of the repository

philibert

 

Eric Schrijverwhistled

— Squash the skeleton

 

Ludivine Loiseaubring out

— Philibert en route aussi

cimatics

 

Eric Schrijversong

— 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 Schrijverdivulged

— 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 Schrijverbabbled

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraylet the cat out of the bag

— Created the skeleton of the repository

reglo

 

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)

 

Ludilet loose

— Et voilà. Un espace où stretcher la Reglo

metafont

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouwhispered

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioublabed

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouunwraped

— readme: let's begin this DIN metafont

 

Elisebabbled out

— first files

cowboy-henk

 

Pierre Marchandtattled

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertblabed 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 Huyghebaertspilled the beans

— add names to the fontlog, sfd and ttf version

 

Pierre Marchandcomplained

— Added grided specimen

 

Pierre Marchandbabbled out

— Initial commit with material elaborated at Crypte Tonique

skeleton

 

Alexandre Lerayuttered

— Touched empty files to force git to track the directories

 

Alexandre Leraysong

— Created the basic structure