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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertspoke

— added pela

 

Pierre Huyghebaertspilled the beans

— cutted

 

Pierre Huyghebaertlet on

— pieces

 

Pierre Huyghebaertdivulged

— update stickers

 

Pierre Huyghebaertlet the cat out of the bag

— remplacement du n'importe quoi

alfphabet

 

Eric Schrijverdisclosed

— 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

 

Eric Schrijverblabed

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

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertcried

— Added Alfphabet Condensed at the occasion of Medor release

 

Pierre Huyghebaerttweeted

— Added a sample

osp-din

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioulet out

— regenerate ufo after vietnamese update

 

Eric Schrijverlet out

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverbring 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)

 

Pierre Huyghebaerttold

— Added a small description

sans-guilt-wafer

 

Elisewhispered

— fontlog is now babeluting

 

Elisedisclosed

— never forget git add..

 

Eric Schrijverwhistled

— 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

— Generate a README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

Pierre Huyghebaertblabed

— Added a small description

mill

 

Elisecomplained

— ready to release

 

Eliseemited

— fontlog updated

 

Eric Schrijverwhispered

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

 

Eric Schrijverlet on

— Generate a README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

Pierre Huyghebaertgave away

— Added a small description

w-droge

 

Eric Schrijversong

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijverstated

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverwhistled

— 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 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)

 

Pierre Huyghebaertexpressed

— Added a precision regarding the drawing modes

crickx

 

pierrehpeached

— crickx sharkcut with font info completed and pictures in jpg

 

pierrehlet loose

— removed pictures in tif

 

Eric Schrijverlet loose

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertemited

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertlet loose

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

ax-28-script

 

Ludidivulged

— AX alive http://travellingfeministe.org/blog/

 

Ludirevealed

— redrawing with FontForge spiro - 123478

 

Ludiemited

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

 

Ludiexposed

— merging

 

Ludiwhispered

— overelastic spiro with FontForge 20:26 CET 15-Mar-2014

metadin

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioublabed

— debug + pencil files

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioulet on

— merge pencils

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiougave away

— Added one picture per font (Gijs o behalf of Setph)

 

Ludibabbled

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioublabed out

— Final touches by Gijs on my computer.

le-patin-helvete

 

Elisedisclosed

— base pour le package

 

Elisetattled

— ready to release

 

Eric Schrijvercried

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

In the git based implementation of the OSP Foundry design

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— Generate README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

Eric Schrijverstated

— Added a flattened svg version of the banner

stories

 

Ludiinterpreted

— Pushing a first set of OSP Foundry pictures.

libertinage

 

Alexandre Lerayshouted

— Created the skeleton of the repository

 

Eric Schrijvercomplained

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijvertalked

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Ludistated

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverwhistled

— 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)

polsku

 

Alexandre Leraylet loose

— Created the skeleton of the repository

 

Eric Schrijverwhistled

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijverpublished

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Ludiwhistled

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverbabbled 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)

vj12

 

Alexandre Leraydiscovered

— Created the skeleton of the repository

 

Eric Schrijverspoke

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijverexposed

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverdiscovered

— Squash the skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverunwraped

— 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)

notcouriersans

 

Alexandre Leraypublished

— Initial commit

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijverexposed

— 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)

limousine

 

Alexandre Lerayspoke

— Created the skeleton of the repository

 

Eric Schrijveremited

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijverspilled the beans

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— Squash the skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverwhispered

— 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

 

Antoine BEGONunwraped

— final letter + pictures of printed letters + pdf

 

Antoine BEGONcomplained

— new pictures of the letter to monotype

 

Eric Schrijverdiscovered

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijveruttered

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverrevealed

— 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

 

Alexandre Lerayexpressed

— Created the skeleton of the repository

 

Eric Schrijverwhispered

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijveruttered

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverdiscovered

— Crush the empty skeleton

-Ludi

 

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)

logisoso

 

Alexandre Leraydisclosed

— Created the skeleton of the repository

 

Eric Schrijverspoke

— 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).

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

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)

univers-else

 

ab5tractclaimed

— initial import into git

 

ab5tractpublished

— following the directory structure more closely; specimens added

 

Eric Schrijverexpressed

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverconfessed

— Squash the skeleton & change the name of the banner image

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

philibert

 

Ludivine Loiseautattled

— Philibert en route aussi

 

Eric Schrijverinterpreted

— Squash the skeleton

cimatics

 

Alexandre Lerayblabed out

— Created the skeleton of the repository

 

Eric Schrijvertold

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— 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 Schrijverpublished

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

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

reglo

 

Ludiargued

— Et voilà. Un espace où stretcher la Reglo

 

Eric Schrijvertold

— 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

 

Elisepeached

— first files

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouverbalized

— readme: let's begin this DIN metafont

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouclaimed

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioubabbled out

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

cowboy-henk

 

Pierre Marchandcried

— Initial commit with material elaborated at Crypte Tonique

 

Pierre Marchandwhispered

— Added grided specimen

 

Pierre Huyghebaertblabed out

— add names to the fontlog, sfd and ttf version

 

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 Marchandlet the cat out of the bag

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

skeleton

 

Alexandre Leraydiscovered

— Created the basic structure

 

Alexandre Leraygave away

— Touched empty files to force git to track the directories