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.

erbarre

Last update: 14th May 2021 - 16:08 Gelgon argued: add nacute

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

belgica-belgika

Last update: 6th November 2020 - 11:51 pierreh let on: Upload New File

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

alfphabet

Last update: 4th July 2020 - 18:00 pierreh comitted: Update README.md

Free software only since 2006.

crickx

Last update: 30th June 2020 - 10:36 pierreh blabbed: Update README.html

Free Culture and Free Software challenge the excesses of copyright.

polsku

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

Free Culture and Free Software challenge the excesses of copyright.

w-droge

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

Free software only since 2006.

vj12

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

Les pratiques façonnent les outils - les outils façonnent les pratiques

sans-guilt-wafer

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

Les pratiques façonnent les outils - les outils façonnent les pratiques

reglo

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

Practices shape tools—tools shape practices.

philibert

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

Practices shape tools—tools shape practices.

osp-din

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

Practices shape tools—tools shape practices.

notcouriersans

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

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

mill

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

Les membres effectifs et les membres source sont convoqués à l’assemblée générale ordinaire, qui aura lieu au moins une fois par an

libertinage

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

le-patin-helvete

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

fluxisch-else

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

Les membres effectifs et les membres source sont convoqués à l’assemblée générale ordinaire, qui aura lieu au moins une fois par an

cowboy-henk

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

Print parties, workshops, performances, exhibitions and lectures

cimatics

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

Did she feel the author of her alphabet?

certegeska

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

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

belogodor

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

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

ax-28-script

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

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

work-avec

Last update: 20th October 2017 - 16:33 Colm verbalized: move folder to UFR structure

Practices shape tools—tools shape practices.

ume

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

stories

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

metadin

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

limousine

Last update: 15th September 2013 - 00:07 Eric Schrijver whispered: 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 ironized: 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 stated: 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 whistled: 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 peached: tant qu'à faire on met les preview png dans l'iceberg non?

skeleton

Last update: 24th February 2011 - 19:43 Alexandre Leray interpreted: 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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