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.

crickx

 

pierrehspilled the beans

— Update README.html

 

pierrehsaid

— Update README.html

 

pierrehwhispered

— Update README.html

 

pierrehemited

— Update README.html

 

Gabrielemited

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

belgica-belgika

 

pierrehdivulged

— Update README.md

 

pierrehdiscovered

— Update README.md

 

pierrehwhistled

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

 

pierrehdiscovered

— Update README.md

 

Colmblabed out

— rename to english

erbarre

 

Alex Lerayargued

— oe calé sur la ligne de base

 

Gabrieltattled

— Update README.html

 

Gabrielsaid

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioupeached

— add ellipsis

 

Alex Leraysaid

— Correcting name, weight and slant infos.

This time it should work.

alfphabet

 

Quentin Astiétattled

— + documentation folder

 

Quentin Astiéunwraped

— transition UFR

 

Gabrielshouted

— Generated woff and ttf version of the Type-IV

 

Gabrielsaid

— Update README.md

 

Gabrielbring out

— Update README.md

fluxisch-else

 

Colmblabed

— move to UFR repo structure

 

Gabrielrendered

— 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

 

Gabrielsaid

— test

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouwhistled

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

 

Eric Schrijverinterpreted

— 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

 

Colmverbalized

— move folder to UFR structure

 

Pierre Huyghebaerttalked

— Initialisation, readme, sources et fontes

osp-din

 

Gabrieltattled

— Corrected hint on lowercase a

 

Gabrieldiscovered

— Updated README

 

Gabrielblabed out

— Updated README

 

Gabrieltattled

— sfdir => sfd

 

Gabrielsaid

— Updated README

le-patin-helvete

 

Gabrielblabed out

— banner

 

Gabrielexpressed

— Banner updated

 

Gabrieldiscovered

— renamed iceberg img to cover.png

 

Gabrielemited

— Tried to update the banner

 

Gabrielbabbled

— Upload new file

ume

 

Gabrielblabed

— Update README.md

 

Gabrieluttered

— First state of structuration of the wide Ume-family

 

Gabrieltattled

— Added readme

univers-else

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioudisclosed

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

 

Eric Schrijververbalized

— 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 Schrijverexposed

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijveruttered

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

ab5tractrevealed

— following the directory structure more closely; specimens added

ax-28-script

 

Ludisaid

— OFL !

 

Ludispilled the beans

— with a 9

 

Ludispoke

— upside iceberg

 

Ludipublished

— back to the contour

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouwhistled

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

stories

 

Pierre Huyghebaertbabbled out

— Initiate a little iceberg with a cover

 

Ludiblabed out

— Pushing a first set of OSP Foundry pictures.

metadin

 

Ludicried

— yeah a cover of P

 

Ludicomplained

— worksession at Atelier Bek

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioupublished

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioutalked

— Final touches by Gijs on my computer.

 

Ludispoke

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

belogodor

 

Ludisaid

— Belogodor iceberg !

 

Pierre Huyghebaertcomplained

— Second attemps to try to correct the tree

 

Pierre Huyghebaertdisclosed

— Initialisation, readme et fontes

certegeska

 

Ludiemited

— some taste of Certegeska

 

Ludiverbalised

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertsong

— Initialisation readme

libertinage

 

colmtalked

— hm, the font files were not in this repo

 

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)

 

Ludiironized

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijvertalked

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverexpressed

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

vj12

 

colmbabbled out

— 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 Schrijverbring out

— Squash the skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverironized

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverlet loose

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

sans-guilt-wafer

 

Pierre Huyghebaertuttered

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijvertattled

— 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

(Rename for the git based implementation of the OSP Foundry design)

 

Elisegave away

— never forget git add..

 

Elisecried

— fontlog is now babeluting

mill

 

Pierre Huyghebaertstated

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijvertweeted

— Generate a README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

Eric Schrijverlet out

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

 

Elisewhistled

— fontlog updated

 

Elisesaid

— ready to release

w-droge

 

Pierre Huyghebaertuttered

— Added a precision regarding the drawing modes

 

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 Schrijverstated

— 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 Schrijvertalked

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverironized

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

polsku

 

Eric Schrijverspilled the beans

— 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)

 

Ludishouted

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijvertalked

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijververbalised

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Lerayargued

— Created the skeleton of the repository

notcouriersans

 

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 Schrijverclaimed

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraydivulged

— Initial commit

limousine

 

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

— Squash the skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverspoke

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijveruttered

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Lerayclaimed

— Created the skeleton of the repository

sans-guilt

 

Eric Schrijvercomplained

— 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

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijvertold

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Antoine BEGONstated

— new pictures of the letter to monotype

 

Antoine BEGONgave away

— 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 Schrijverexposed

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverlet the cat out of the bag

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraycried

— Created the skeleton of the repository

logisoso

 

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 Schrijversaid

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— 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 Lerayunwraped

— Created the skeleton of the repository

philibert

 

Eric Schrijververbalized

— Squash the skeleton

 

Ludivine Loiseaubabbled out

— Philibert en route aussi

cimatics

 

Eric Schrijvercried

— 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 Schrijvercomplained

— 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 Schrijversaid

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraybring out

— Created the skeleton of the repository

reglo

 

Eric Schrijverdisclosed

— 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

— Et voilà. Un espace où stretcher la Reglo

metafont

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioutalked

— 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 Vilayphiouspoke

— readme: let's begin this DIN metafont

 

Eliseuttered

— first files

cowboy-henk

 

Pierre Marchandbring out

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertinterpreted

— 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 Marchandwhispered

— Added grided specimen

 

Pierre Marchandlet loose

— Initial commit with material elaborated at Crypte Tonique

skeleton

 

Alexandre Leraysaid

— Touched empty files to force git to track the directories

 

Alexandre Lerayargued

— Created the basic structure