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

 

pierrehuttered

— Update README.html - removing /master in images path to try to repair it

 

Pierre Huyghebaertspoke

— molenbeek building

 

Pierre Huyghebaertsaid

— neon

 

Pierre Huyghebaerttweeted

— Explanation of the variations space flat

 

Pierre Huyghebaertlet on

— Explanation of the variations space

crickx

 

pierrehexpressed

— Update README.html - removing /master to try to repair images

 

svilayphioucomplained

— blobby montage par pierre

 

Pierre Huyghebaertbabbled out

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertsaid

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

 

Eric Schrijvercried

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

ax-28-script

 

Ludidiscovered

— OFL !

 

Ludisaid

— with a 9

 

Ludiinterpreted

— upside iceberg

 

Ludisaid

— back to the contour

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouemited

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

erbarre

 

Gelgondiscovered

— apostrophe typo

 

Gelgonwhistled

— g bonne chasse

 

Gelgonsaid

— NON-BREAKING HYPHEN

 

Gelgonverbalized

— Ç cap real scale -> Bold>

 

Pierre Huyghebaertconfessed

— Updated Regular fonts with a cleaned version

stories

 

Pierre Huyghebaertgave away

— Initiate a little iceberg with a cover

 

Luditalked

— Pushing a first set of OSP Foundry pictures.

metadin

 

Ludisong

— yeah a cover of P

 

Ludiwhistled

— worksession at Atelier Bek

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioublabed out

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioubring out

— Final touches by Gijs on my computer.

 

Ludibabbled out

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

belogodor

 

Ludiwhistled

— Belogodor iceberg !

 

Pierre Huyghebaertexpressed

— Second attemps to try to correct the tree

 

Pierre Huyghebaertpeached

— Initialisation, readme et fontes

osp-din

 

Ludisaid

— retour de la grille de construction

 

Pierre Huyghebaertclaimed

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijverexpressed

— 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

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverrendered

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

certegeska

 

Ludipublished

— some taste of Certegeska

 

Ludiironized

— 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

work-avec

 

Pierre Huyghebaertconfessed

— Initialisation, readme, sources et fontes

libertinage

 

colmsaid

— hm, the font files were not in this repo

 

Eric Schrijverconfessed

— 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)

 

Ludidisclosed

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijvergave away

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverexpressed

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

vj12

 

colmwhispered

— pushing the version Steph found on her HDD

 

Eric Schrijverbabbled

— 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

— Squash the skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverblabed out

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverlet loose

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

alfphabet

 

Pierre Huyghebaertunwraped

— Added a sample

 

Pierre Huyghebaertrevealed

— Added Alfphabet Condensed at the occasion of Medor release

 

Eric Schrijverblabed out

— 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 Schrijvertold

— 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 Huyghebaertconfessed

— 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)

 

Elisespoke

— never forget git add..

 

Elisewhispered

— fontlog is now babeluting

mill

 

Pierre Huyghebaertlet on

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijverdiscovered

— Generate a README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

Eric Schrijvercomplained

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

 

Eliseuttered

— fontlog updated

 

Elisegave away

— ready to release

w-droge

 

Pierre Huyghebaertpublished

— 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 Schrijversaid

— 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 Schrijversaid

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverargued

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

le-patin-helvete

 

Eric Schrijverpublished

— Added a flattened svg version of the banner

 

Eric Schrijvercried

— Generate README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

Eric Schrijversaid

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

In the git based implementation of the OSP Foundry design

 

Elisesaid

— ready to release

 

Elisebring out

— base pour le package

polsku

 

Eric Schrijverpublished

— 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)

 

Ludiverbalised

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijvercomplained

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverexpressed

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraybring out

— Created the skeleton of the repository

notcouriersans

 

Eric Schrijvertattled

— 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 Schrijverexpressed

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraysaid

— Initial commit

limousine

 

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 Schrijverpeached

— Squash the skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverstated

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverironized

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraywhispered

— Created the skeleton of the repository

sans-guilt

 

Eric Schrijversong

— 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 Schrijverpublished

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverironized

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Antoine BEGONspilled the beans

— new pictures of the letter to monotype

 

Antoine BEGONtalked

— final letter + pictures of printed letters + pdf

dlf

 

Eric Schrijvergave away

— 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

— Crush the empty skeleton

-Ludi

 

Eric Schrijvergave away

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverinterpreted

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Lerayexpressed

— Created the skeleton of the repository

logisoso

 

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)

 

Eric Schrijverbabbled out

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijverdiscovered

— 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 Lerayblabed out

— Created the skeleton of the repository

univers-else

 

Eric Schrijverdisclosed

— 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 Schrijverspilled the beans

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijvergave away

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

ab5tractironized

— following the directory structure more closely; specimens added

 

ab5tractexposed

— initial import into git

philibert

 

Eric Schrijverlet on

— Squash the skeleton

 

Ludivine Loiseaupeached

— Philibert en route aussi

cimatics

 

Eric Schrijverrendered

— 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 Schrijverpeached

— 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 Schrijvertold

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Lerayspoke

— Created the skeleton of the repository

reglo

 

Eric Schrijverbabbled

— 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)

 

Ludibring out

— Et voilà. Un espace où stretcher la Reglo

metafont

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioupeached

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioulet loose

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouwhispered

— readme: let's begin this DIN metafont

 

Eliselet out

— first files

cowboy-henk

 

Pierre Marchandcried

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertshouted

— 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 Huyghebaertbring out

— add names to the fontlog, sfd and ttf version

 

Pierre Marchandclaimed

— Added grided specimen

 

Pierre Marchandsong

— Initial commit with material elaborated at Crypte Tonique

skeleton

 

Alexandre Leraysong

— Touched empty files to force git to track the directories

 

Alexandre Leraysaid

— Created the basic structure