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

 

pierrehinterpreted

— Update to unbroken images in README.html

 

pierrehdivulged

— Update to repare broken images README.html

 

Pierre Huyghebaertverbalized

— Added a picture of lettering in the iceberg

 

Pierre Huyghebaertsaid

— Changed name to try to put another image as cover

 

Pierre Huyghebaertuttered

— remplacement du n'importe quoi

crickx

 

svilayphioutalked

— blobby montage par pierre

 

Pierre Huyghebaertspilled the beans

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertverbalized

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

 

Eric Schrijvertold

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

 

pierrehpublished

— removed pictures in tif

ax-28-script

 

Ludiuttered

— OFL !

 

Luditalked

— with a 9

 

Ludibring out

— upside iceberg

 

Ludiblabed out

— back to the contour

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouexpressed

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

erbarre

 

Gelgondivulged

— apostrophe typo

 

Gelgonbabbled

— g bonne chasse

 

Gelgonstated

— NON-BREAKING HYPHEN

 

Gelgonbabbled

— Ç cap real scale -> Bold>

 

Pierre Huyghebaertbabbled out

— Updated Regular fonts with a cleaned version

stories

 

Pierre Huyghebaertconfessed

— Initiate a little iceberg with a cover

 

Ludispoke

— Pushing a first set of OSP Foundry pictures.

metadin

 

Ludipublished

— yeah a cover of P

 

Luditalked

— worksession at Atelier Bek

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioudisclosed

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouuttered

— Final touches by Gijs on my computer.

 

Ludilet out

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

belogodor

 

Luditalked

— Belogodor iceberg !

 

Pierre Huyghebaertinterpreted

— Second attemps to try to correct the tree

 

Pierre Huyghebaertlet the cat out of the bag

— Initialisation, readme et fontes

osp-din

 

Ludispoke

— retour de la grille de construction

 

Pierre Huyghebaertlet on

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijverinterpreted

— 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 Schrijverblabed

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

certegeska

 

Ludisaid

— some taste of Certegeska

 

Ludirevealed

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertspoke

— Initialisation readme

work-avec

 

Pierre Huyghebaertspoke

— Initialisation, readme, sources et fontes

libertinage

 

colmsaid

— 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)

 

Ludipeached

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverrendered

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverstated

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

vj12

 

colmgave away

— pushing the version Steph found on her HDD

 

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 Schrijverironized

— Squash the skeleton

 

Eric Schrijvertattled

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverexpressed

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

alfphabet

 

Pierre Huyghebaertrevealed

— Added a sample

 

Pierre Huyghebaertironized

— Added Alfphabet Condensed at the occasion of Medor release

 

Eric Schrijverinterpreted

— 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

— 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 Huyghebaertuttered

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijverlet on

— Generate a README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

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)

 

Eliseemited

— never forget git add..

 

Eliseexpressed

— fontlog is now babeluting

mill

 

Pierre Huyghebaertuttered

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijververbalized

— Generate a README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

Eric Schrijversong

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

 

Elisesong

— fontlog updated

 

Elisesong

— ready to release

w-droge

 

Pierre Huyghebaertpeached

— Added a precision regarding the drawing modes

 

Eric Schrijverironized

— 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 Schrijverironized

— 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 Schrijversong

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverlet out

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

le-patin-helvete

 

Eric Schrijverwhistled

— Added a flattened svg version of the banner

 

Eric Schrijverpublished

— Generate README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

Eric Schrijverpublished

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

In the git based implementation of the OSP Foundry design

 

Eliseclaimed

— ready to release

 

Eliseblabed out

— base pour le package

polsku

 

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)

 

Ludidivulged

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverlet out

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverdivulged

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraydivulged

— Created the skeleton of the repository

notcouriersans

 

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 Schrijverwhistled

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Lerayargued

— Initial commit

limousine

 

Eric Schrijververbalised

— 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 Schrijverironized

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverbabbled out

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraywhispered

— Created the skeleton of the repository

sans-guilt

 

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)

 

Eric Schrijveremited

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijvershouted

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Antoine BEGONironized

— new pictures of the letter to monotype

 

Antoine BEGONlet on

— final letter + pictures of printed letters + pdf

dlf

 

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 Schrijverdivulged

— Crush the empty skeleton

-Ludi

 

Eric Schrijverrevealed

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverrendered

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Lerayverbalized

— Created the skeleton of the repository

logisoso

 

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 Schrijverwhispered

— "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 Leraylet out

— Created the skeleton of the repository

univers-else

 

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 Schrijververbalized

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijvergave away

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

ab5tractemited

— following the directory structure more closely; specimens added

 

ab5tractlet the cat out of the bag

— initial import into git

philibert

 

Eric Schrijverbabbled out

— Squash the skeleton

 

Ludivine Loiseaurevealed

— Philibert en route aussi

cimatics

 

Eric Schrijverrevealed

— 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 Schrijverdisclosed

— 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 out

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraybring out

— Created the skeleton of the repository

reglo

 

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)

 

Luditalked

— Et voilà. Un espace où stretcher la Reglo

metafont

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiourendered

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouconfessed

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouuttered

— readme: let's begin this DIN metafont

 

Eliseblabed

— first files

cowboy-henk

 

Pierre Marchandlet out

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertrendered

— 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 Marchandtattled

— Added grided specimen

 

Pierre Marchandlet out

— Initial commit with material elaborated at Crypte Tonique

skeleton

 

Alexandre Leraylet on

— Touched empty files to force git to track the directories

 

Alexandre Leraytalked

— Created the basic structure