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.

stories

 

Pierre Huyghebaertcomplained

— Initiate a little iceberg with a cover

 

Ludiuttered

— Pushing a first set of OSP Foundry pictures.

belgica-belgika

 

Pierre Huyghebaerttalked

— Changed name to try to put another image as cover

 

Pierre Huyghebaertsong

— remplacement du n'importe quoi

 

Pierre Huyghebaertargued

— update stickers

 

Pierre Huyghebaertsaid

— pieces

 

Pierre Huyghebaerttalked

— cutted

metadin

 

Ludiconfessed

— yeah a cover of P

 

Ludiverbalised

— worksession at Atelier Bek

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiousaid

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioulet out

— Final touches by Gijs on my computer.

 

Ludiironized

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

belogodor

 

Ludiinterpreted

— Belogodor iceberg !

 

Pierre Huyghebaertspilled the beans

— Second attemps to try to correct the tree

 

Pierre Huyghebaertpeached

— Initialisation, readme et fontes

osp-din

 

Luditalked

— retour de la grille de construction

 

Pierre Huyghebaertlet loose

— Added a small description

 

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)

 

Eric Schrijverbring out

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijvertalked

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

erbarre

 

Pierre Huyghebaertstated

— Updated Regular fonts with a cleaned version

 

Pierre Huyghebaertcomplained

— Added cleaned Regular source

 

Pierre Huyghebaertspoke

— Updated the bold version with multiple cleaning in Fontforge

 

Pierre Huyghebaertbabbled out

— Created a fonts directory and moved inside

 

Pierre Huyghebaertspoke

— Added 2 fonts generated by Fons with early corrections made in late 2015 for Medor n°1

certegeska

 

Ludidiscovered

— some taste of Certegeska

 

Ludiargued

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertinterpreted

— Initialisation readme

work-avec

 

Pierre Huyghebaerttweeted

— Initialisation, readme, sources et fontes

libertinage

 

colmbabbled

— hm, the font files were not in this repo

 

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)

 

Ludisong

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijververbalized

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverspilled the beans

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

vj12

 

colmtattled

— pushing the version Steph found on her HDD

 

Eric Schrijverblabed 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 Schrijverbabbled out

— Squash the skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverspoke

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

alfphabet

 

Pierre Huyghebaertwhispered

— Added a sample

 

Pierre Huyghebaertwhistled

— Added Alfphabet Condensed at the occasion of Medor release

 

Eric Schrijverdisclosed

— 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 Schrijverwhispered

— First commit of the sources, combining the info and font files available on the OSP Foundry Blog.

Actually, there is just a TTF: no UFO (PostScript?) source.

Ludi/Pierre?

x

sans-guilt-wafer

 

Pierre Huyghebaertsong

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijverexpressed

— Generate a README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

Eric Schrijverlet the cat out of the bag

— 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)

 

Eliseinterpreted

— never forget git add..

 

Eliseuttered

— fontlog is now babeluting

mill

 

Pierre Huyghebaertlet on

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijverlet on

— Generate a README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

Eric Schrijververbalized

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

 

Elisewhispered

— fontlog updated

 

Eliseironized

— ready to release

w-droge

 

Pierre Huyghebaertpeached

— 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 Schrijvertattled

— 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 Schrijvergave away

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijvercried

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

crickx

 

Pierre Huyghebaertsaid

— Tried to fix url probl for images in Readme, seems that it needs now tree/master/iceberg/ instead of simply iceberg/

 

Pierre Huyghebaertverbalised

— Added a unslanted (-9°) version of the CrickxSharkCut to try to harmonize with body text of the Variable publication

 

Eric Schrijverpublished

— Add iceberg and README.html, created from the foundry blog.

 

pierrehconfessed

— removed pictures in tif

 

pierrehlet out

— crickx sharkcut with font info completed and pictures in jpg

ax-28-script

 

Ludipublished

— overelastic spiro with FontForge 20:26 CET 15-Mar-2014

 

Luditalked

— merging

 

Ludipublished

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

 

Ludiverbalised

— redrawing with FontForge spiro - 123478

 

Luditweeted

— AX alive http://travellingfeministe.org/blog/

le-patin-helvete

 

Eric Schrijverbabbled

— Added a flattened svg version of the banner

 

Eric Schrijverdiscovered

— Generate README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

Eric Schrijvergave away

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

In the git based implementation of the OSP Foundry design

 

Elisespoke

— ready to release

 

Eliselet loose

— base pour le package

polsku

 

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)

 

Ludisaid

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverspilled the beans

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverlet on

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Lerayverbalised

— Created the skeleton of the repository

notcouriersans

 

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)

 

Eric Schrijverrevealed

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraydisclosed

— Initial commit

limousine

 

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 Schrijveremited

— Squash the skeleton

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverblabed

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraytweeted

— 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 Schrijvertweeted

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverlet the cat out of the bag

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Antoine BEGONverbalised

— new pictures of the letter to monotype

 

Antoine BEGONgave away

— final letter + pictures of printed letters + pdf

dlf

 

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 Schrijverlet the cat out of the bag

— Crush the empty skeleton

-Ludi

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraybring out

— Created the skeleton of the repository

logisoso

 

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 Schrijverstated

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijverironized

— 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

univers-else

 

Eric Schrijverclaimed

— 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 Schrijvertattled

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverwhistled

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

ab5tractgave away

— following the directory structure more closely; specimens added

 

ab5tractverbalised

— initial import into git

philibert

 

Eric Schrijverpublished

— Squash the skeleton

 

Ludivine Loiseaurevealed

— 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 Schrijverblabed

— 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 Leraysong

— 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)

 

Ludisaid

— Et voilà. Un espace où stretcher la Reglo

metafont

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouexposed

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioublabed out

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouuttered

— readme: let's begin this DIN metafont

 

Elisetalked

— first files

cowboy-henk

 

Pierre Marchandbabbled out

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertargued

— 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 Huyghebaertlet the cat out of the bag

— add names to the fontlog, sfd and ttf version

 

Pierre Marchandinterpreted

— Added grided specimen

 

Pierre Marchandshouted

— Initial commit with material elaborated at Crypte Tonique

skeleton

 

Alexandre Lerayverbalised

— Touched empty files to force git to track the directories

 

Alexandre Lerayrendered

— Created the basic structure