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.

More about why we make/use Libre fonts.

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.

polsku

Last update: 12th October 2018 - 10:01 Ludi let the cat out of the bag: Merge branch 'master' of gitlab.constantvzw.org:osp/foundry.polsku

We are writing you because we just published Sans Guilt.

w-droge

Last update: 12th October 2018 - 09:31 Stéphanie Vilayphiou unwrapped: webfonts

The association is constituted for an undetermined period. It can be dissolved at any time.

belgica-belgika

Last update: 11th October 2018 - 08:02 pierreh verbalized: =Some cleanup in the images directory to flatten it

Free software only since 2006.

vj12

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:34 Stéphanie Vilayphiou whispered: webfonts

OSP asbl aims to stimulate the social movements of Free Culture and Free Software in the field of graphic design.

sans-guilt-wafer

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:34 Stéphanie Vilayphiou whispered: webfonts

le concept de culture libre s’étend (…) au dessin, à l’écriture, au design d’objets etc.

reglo

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:33 Stéphanie Vilayphiou declared: webfonts

Today she started with C.

philibert

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:32 Stéphanie Vilayphiou declared: webfonts

Free Culture and Free Software challenge the excesses of copyright.

osp-din

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:30 Stéphanie Vilayphiou emited: webfonts

Did she feel the author of her alphabet?

notcouriersans

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:28 Stéphanie Vilayphiou emited: webfonts

Did she feel the author of her alphabet?

mill

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:26 Stéphanie Vilayphiou claimed: webfonts

OSP asbl aims to stimulate the social movements of Free Culture and Free Software in the field of graphic design.

libertinage

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:24 Stéphanie Vilayphiou whistled: structure UFR + webfonts

le-patin-helvete

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:23 Stéphanie Vilayphiou divulged: structure UFR + webfonts

fluxisch-else

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:22 Stéphanie Vilayphiou divulged: webfonts

le concept de culture libre s’étend (…) au dessin, à l’écriture, au design d’objets etc.

erbarre

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:21 Stéphanie Vilayphiou gave away: webfonts

Le logiciel libre, par sa nature ouverte, invite à comprendre les mécanismes des outils numériques

crickx

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:20 Stéphanie Vilayphiou peached: webfonts

Practices shape tools—tools shape practices.

cowboy-henk

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:11 Stéphanie Vilayphiou talked: structure UFR + webfonts

Les pratiques façonnent les outils - les outils façonnent les pratiques

cimatics

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:09 Stéphanie Vilayphiou expressed: structure UFR + webfonts

Échange et ré-approppriation participent de l’acte créatif

certegeska

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:09 Stéphanie Vilayphiou babbled out: structure UFR

Free Culture and Free Software challenge the excesses of copyright.

belogodor

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:08 Stéphanie Vilayphiou said: structure UFR

Did she feel the author of her alphabet?

ax-28-script

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 16:03 Stéphanie Vilayphiou claimed: webfonts

Le logiciel libre, par sa nature ouverte, invite à comprendre les mécanismes des outils numériques

alfphabet

Last update: 5th October 2018 - 15:57 Stéphanie Vilayphiou confessed: webfonts

Les pratiques façonnent les outils - les outils façonnent les pratiques

work-avec

Last update: 20th October 2017 - 16:33 Colm let the cat out of the bag: move folder to UFR structure

Free Culture and Free Software challenge the excesses of copyright.

ume

Last update: 23rd May 2017 - 11:39 Gabriel told: Update README.md

univers-else

Last update: 6th April 2017 - 16:06 Stéphanie Vilayphiou claimed: Scan of the specimen «The Univers else is yours»

stories

Last update: 24th April 2016 - 23:50 Pierre Huyghebaert babbled out: Initiate a little iceberg with a cover

metadin

Last update: 24th April 2016 - 23:39 Ludi sang: yeah a cover of P

limousine

Last update: 15th September 2013 - 00:07 Eric Schrijver comitted: 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)

sans-guilt

Last update: 15th September 2013 - 00:06 Eric Schrijver claimed: 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)

dlf

Last update: 14th September 2013 - 23:56 Eric Schrijver talked: 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)

logisoso

Last update: 14th September 2013 - 23:54 Eric Schrijver babbled 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)

metafont

Last update: 12th March 2013 - 15:53 Stéphanie Vilayphiou exposed: tant qu'à faire on met les preview png dans l'iceberg non?

skeleton

Last update: 24th February 2011 - 19:43 Alexandre Leray peached: Touched empty files to force git to track the directories

We would also be proud to publish the uses (and modifications) you make of the fonts on our website. ☺
Clone our repositories via Gitlab. Your contribution is welcome.

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