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

 

gabspilled the beans

— Added one layer for final margin and comment of the file

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiousaid

— update normographe

 

gablet out

— Rajout du lien vers la fonte

 

gabtold

— Normographe Belgika pour le MAD
3 versions possibles
il manques certains glyphs(?)
rajouter les 'primitifs'

 

pierrehbring out

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

univers-else

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioucried

— Scan of the specimen «The Univers else is yours»

 

Eric Schrijverpeached

— 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 Schrijversong

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijversong

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

ab5tractpeached

— following the directory structure more closely; specimens added

crickx

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouwhistled

— Crickx Blobby fonsified as a digital font.

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioudisclosed

— Merge branch 'master' of gitlab.constantvzw.org:osp/foundry.crickx

 

pierrehblabed

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

 

svilayphioudiscovered

— blobby montage par pierre

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouverbalized

— Slogans cut during workshop at Papier Carbone festival in BPS22, Charleroi, December 2016

le-patin-helvete

 

Ludishouted

— Corrections and implementation of a more complete history and credits.

 

Eric Schrijververbalized

— Added a flattened svg version of the banner

 

Eric Schrijverpeached

— Generate README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

Eric Schrijverpeached

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

In the git based implementation of the OSP Foundry design

 

Elisetattled

— ready to release

ax-28-script

 

Ludispilled the beans

— OFL !

 

Luditalked

— with a 9

 

Ludisaid

— upside iceberg

 

Luditalked

— back to the contour

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioustated

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

erbarre

 

Gelgoninterpreted

— apostrophe typo

 

Gelgonbring out

— g bonne chasse

 

Gelgontattled

— NON-BREAKING HYPHEN

 

Gelgondiscovered

— Ç cap real scale -> Bold>

 

Pierre Huyghebaertinterpreted

— Updated Regular fonts with a cleaned version

stories

 

Pierre Huyghebaertlet loose

— Initiate a little iceberg with a cover

 

Ludiironized

— Pushing a first set of OSP Foundry pictures.

metadin

 

Ludiuttered

— yeah a cover of P

 

Ludisaid

— worksession at Atelier Bek

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioudivulged

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioudisclosed

— Final touches by Gijs on my computer.

 

Ludiunwraped

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

belogodor

 

Ludilet out

— Belogodor iceberg !

 

Pierre Huyghebaertexposed

— Second attemps to try to correct the tree

 

Pierre Huyghebaertrendered

— Initialisation, readme et fontes

osp-din

 

Ludiblabed out

— retour de la grille de construction

 

Pierre Huyghebaertexposed

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijverlet on

— 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 Schrijvercried

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijvertalked

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

certegeska

 

Ludilet out

— some taste of Certegeska

 

Ludiunwraped

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaerttalked

— Initialisation readme

work-avec

 

Pierre Huyghebaertsaid

— Initialisation, readme, sources et fontes

libertinage

 

colmpeached

— hm, the font files were not in this repo

 

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)

 

Ludisaid

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverexposed

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverbabbled

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

vj12

 

colmexposed

— pushing the version Steph found on her HDD

 

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 Schrijverblabed out

— Squash the skeleton

 

Eric Schrijvertweeted

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijvertalked

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

alfphabet

 

Pierre Huyghebaertblabed

— Added a sample

 

Pierre Huyghebaertinterpreted

— Added Alfphabet Condensed at the occasion of Medor release

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— 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 Schrijvercried

— 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 Huyghebaertbring out

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— Generate a README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

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)

 

Elisecried

— never forget git add..

 

Eliseargued

— fontlog is now babeluting

mill

 

Pierre Huyghebaertironized

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— 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

 

Elisecried

— fontlog updated

 

Elisebabbled

— ready to release

w-droge

 

Pierre Huyghebaerttalked

— Added a precision regarding the drawing modes

 

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 Schrijverblabed

— 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 Schrijverinterpreted

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverbring out

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

polsku

 

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)

 

Ludilet out

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverironized

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraycried

— Created the skeleton of the repository

notcouriersans

 

Eric Schrijverstated

— 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 Schrijvercomplained

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraylet loose

— Initial commit

limousine

 

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)

 

Eric Schrijvertattled

— Squash the skeleton

 

Eric Schrijververbalized

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverunwraped

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraysaid

— Created the skeleton of the repository

sans-guilt

 

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 Schrijvertold

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijvertattled

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Antoine BEGONdiscovered

— new pictures of the letter to monotype

 

Antoine BEGONgave away

— final letter + pictures of printed letters + pdf

dlf

 

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)

 

Eric Schrijvertweeted

— Crush the empty skeleton

-Ludi

 

Eric Schrijverwhispered

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraydisclosed

— Created the skeleton of the repository

logisoso

 

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)

 

Eric Schrijvertalked

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

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).

 

Alexandre Leraysong

— Created the skeleton of the repository

philibert

 

Eric Schrijverbring out

— Squash the skeleton

 

Ludivine Loiseauconfessed

— Philibert en route aussi

cimatics

 

Eric Schrijverlet on

— 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

— 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 Schrijverbabbled

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraybabbled out

— Created the skeleton of the repository

reglo

 

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)

 

Ludidiscovered

— Et voilà. Un espace où stretcher la Reglo

metafont

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouunwraped

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioutattled

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouwhispered

— readme: let's begin this DIN metafont

 

Elisetalked

— first files

cowboy-henk

 

Pierre Marchandsaid

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertbabbled out

— 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 Huyghebaertsong

— add names to the fontlog, sfd and ttf version

 

Pierre Marchandsaid

— Added grided specimen

 

Pierre Marchandpublished

— Initial commit with material elaborated at Crypte Tonique

skeleton

 

Alexandre Leraytold

— Touched empty files to force git to track the directories

 

Alexandre Leraypublished

— Created the basic structure