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

 

pierrehunwraped

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertlet the cat out of the bag

— molenbeek building

 

Pierre Huyghebaertexposed

— neon

 

Pierre Huyghebaerttalked

— Explanation of the variations space flat

 

Pierre Huyghebaertdisclosed

— Explanation of the variations space

crickx

 

pierrehinterpreted

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

 

svilayphiourevealed

— blobby montage par pierre

 

Pierre Huyghebaertpeached

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertgave away

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

 

Eric Schrijversaid

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

ax-28-script

 

Ludidiscovered

— OFL !

 

Ludibabbled out

— with a 9

 

Ludisaid

— upside iceberg

 

Ludiwhispered

— back to the contour

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioupeached

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

erbarre

 

Gelgonlet out

— apostrophe typo

 

Gelgonconfessed

— g bonne chasse

 

Gelgonsong

— NON-BREAKING HYPHEN

 

Gelgonexposed

— Ç cap real scale -> Bold>

 

Pierre Huyghebaertbring out

— Updated Regular fonts with a cleaned version

stories

 

Pierre Huyghebaertpublished

— Initiate a little iceberg with a cover

 

Ludilet out

— Pushing a first set of OSP Foundry pictures.

metadin

 

Ludisaid

— yeah a cover of P

 

Ludiuttered

— worksession at Atelier Bek

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouargued

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiougave away

— Final touches by Gijs on my computer.

 

Ludispilled the beans

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

belogodor

 

Luditalked

— Belogodor iceberg !

 

Pierre Huyghebaertsaid

— Second attemps to try to correct the tree

 

Pierre Huyghebaertsong

— Initialisation, readme et fontes

osp-din

 

Ludilet out

— retour de la grille de construction

 

Pierre Huyghebaertwhispered

— Added a small description

 

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 Schrijvergave away

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverexposed

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

certegeska

 

Ludirendered

— some taste of Certegeska

 

Ludiexposed

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertbabbled

— Initialisation readme

work-avec

 

Pierre Huyghebaerttattled

— Initialisation, readme, sources et fontes

libertinage

 

colmsaid

— hm, the font files were not in this repo

 

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)

 

Ludiexpressed

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverrevealed

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverpublished

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

vj12

 

colmclaimed

— pushing the version Steph found on her HDD

 

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 Schrijvertweeted

— Squash the skeleton

 

Eric Schrijvertold

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverlet on

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

alfphabet

 

Pierre Huyghebaertpeached

— Added a sample

 

Pierre Huyghebaertuttered

— Added Alfphabet Condensed at the occasion of Medor release

 

Eric Schrijveremited

— 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

— 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 Huyghebaertwhistled

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijverpublished

— 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)

 

Eliseunwraped

— never forget git add..

 

Elisetattled

— fontlog is now babeluting

mill

 

Pierre Huyghebaertbring out

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijververbalized

— Generate a README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

Eric Schrijverspoke

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

 

Elisecomplained

— fontlog updated

 

Eliseexposed

— ready to release

w-droge

 

Pierre Huyghebaertlet on

— Added a precision regarding the drawing modes

 

Eric Schrijverpeached

— 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 Schrijvershouted

— 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 Schrijverrendered

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijvertattled

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

le-patin-helvete

 

Eric Schrijverdisclosed

— Added a flattened svg version of the banner

 

Eric Schrijverdiscovered

— Generate README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

Eric Schrijvertold

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

In the git based implementation of the OSP Foundry design

 

Elisecried

— ready to release

 

Eliseironized

— base pour le package

polsku

 

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)

 

Ludiexpressed

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverdiscovered

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijvercried

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Lerayargued

— Created the skeleton of the repository

notcouriersans

 

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

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Lerayemited

— 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 Schrijveruttered

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverunwraped

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraypeached

— Created the skeleton of the repository

sans-guilt

 

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 Schrijverpublished

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Antoine BEGONtold

— new pictures of the letter to monotype

 

Antoine BEGONexpressed

— final letter + pictures of printed letters + pdf

dlf

 

Eric Schrijverlet loose

— 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 Schrijvertalked

— Crush the empty skeleton

-Ludi

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverblabed out

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraysaid

— 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 Schrijvershouted

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijvergave away

— 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 Leraytold

— Created the skeleton of the repository

univers-else

 

Eric Schrijvertattled

— 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 Schrijversaid

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverconfessed

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

ab5tracttalked

— following the directory structure more closely; specimens added

 

ab5tractlet loose

— initial import into git

philibert

 

Eric Schrijveremited

— Squash the skeleton

 

Ludivine Loiseauspoke

— Philibert en route aussi

cimatics

 

Eric Schrijverargued

— 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

— 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 Schrijverrevealed

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Lerayshouted

— Created the skeleton of the repository

reglo

 

Eric Schrijverargued

— 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)

 

Ludicomplained

— Et voilà. Un espace où stretcher la Reglo

metafont

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouargued

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioutweeted

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouverbalized

— readme: let's begin this DIN metafont

 

Elisetweeted

— first files

cowboy-henk

 

Pierre Marchandstated

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertcried

— 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 Huyghebaerttweeted

— add names to the fontlog, sfd and ttf version

 

Pierre Marchandcried

— Added grided specimen

 

Pierre Marchanddivulged

— Initial commit with material elaborated at Crypte Tonique

skeleton

 

Alexandre Leraysaid

— Touched empty files to force git to track the directories

 

Alexandre Leraybabbled out

— Created the basic structure