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 Huyghebaertverbalised

— Added a picture of lettering in the iceberg

 

Pierre Huyghebaertdivulged

— Changed name to try to put another image as cover

 

Pierre Huyghebaertrevealed

— remplacement du n'importe quoi

 

Pierre Huyghebaertunwraped

— update stickers

 

Pierre Huyghebaertspilled the beans

— pieces

stories

 

Pierre Huyghebaertinterpreted

— Initiate a little iceberg with a cover

 

Ludispilled the beans

— Pushing a first set of OSP Foundry pictures.

metadin

 

Ludiexpressed

— yeah a cover of P

 

Ludigave away

— worksession at Atelier Bek

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioucomplained

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouspilled the beans

— Final touches by Gijs on my computer.

 

Ludisaid

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

belogodor

 

Ludiargued

— Belogodor iceberg !

 

Pierre Huyghebaertspilled the beans

— Second attemps to try to correct the tree

 

Pierre Huyghebaertexposed

— Initialisation, readme et fontes

osp-din

 

Ludiemited

— retour de la grille de construction

 

Pierre Huyghebaerttweeted

— Added a small description

 

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 Schrijvertalked

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverpublished

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

erbarre

 

Pierre Huyghebaerttattled

— Updated Regular fonts with a cleaned version

 

Pierre Huyghebaertrendered

— Added cleaned Regular source

 

Pierre Huyghebaertemited

— Updated the bold version with multiple cleaning in Fontforge

 

Pierre Huyghebaertstated

— Created a fonts directory and moved inside

 

Pierre Huyghebaertspilled the beans

— Added 2 fonts generated by Fons with early corrections made in late 2015 for Medor n°1

certegeska

 

Ludilet the cat out of the bag

— some taste of Certegeska

 

Ludibring out

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertblabed

— Initialisation readme

work-avec

 

Pierre Huyghebaertrevealed

— Initialisation, readme, sources et fontes

libertinage

 

colmlet the cat out of the bag

— hm, the font files were not in this repo

 

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)

 

Ludibabbled out

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverdisclosed

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverlet the cat out of the bag

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

vj12

 

colmuttered

— pushing the version Steph found on her HDD

 

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)

 

Eric Schrijverexpressed

— Squash the skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverinterpreted

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverpublished

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

alfphabet

 

Pierre Huyghebaertdisclosed

— Added a sample

 

Pierre Huyghebaertstated

— 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 Schrijverrevealed

— 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 Huyghebaertunwraped

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijverblabed out

— Generate a README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

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)

 

Elisecomplained

— never forget git add..

 

Elisestated

— fontlog is now babeluting

mill

 

Pierre Huyghebaertargued

— Added a small description

 

Eric Schrijverbring out

— 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

 

Elisesaid

— fontlog updated

 

Elisetweeted

— ready to release

w-droge

 

Pierre Huyghebaertexpressed

— Added a precision regarding the drawing modes

 

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 Schrijverbabbled

— 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 Schrijverlet loose

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijvertweeted

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

crickx

 

Pierre Huyghebaertpublished

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertsong

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

 

Eric Schrijverlet the cat out of the bag

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

 

pierrehsaid

— removed pictures in tif

 

pierrehcried

— crickx sharkcut with font info completed and pictures in jpg

ax-28-script

 

Ludisong

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

 

Luditalked

— merging

 

Ludiwhistled

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

 

Luditalked

— redrawing with FontForge spiro - 123478

 

Ludiironized

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

le-patin-helvete

 

Eric Schrijvertweeted

— Added a flattened svg version of the banner

 

Eric Schrijverconfessed

— Generate README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

Eric Schrijverconfessed

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

In the git based implementation of the OSP Foundry design

 

Elisebring out

— ready to release

 

Eliseshouted

— base pour le package

polsku

 

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)

 

Ludiargued

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijversong

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverwhispered

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraysaid

— Created the skeleton of the repository

notcouriersans

 

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 Schrijverlet out

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraylet out

— Initial commit

limousine

 

Eric Schrijvercomplained

— 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 Schrijverstated

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraytold

— Created the skeleton of the repository

sans-guilt

 

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)

 

Eric Schrijverlet out

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijvercomplained

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Antoine BEGONverbalised

— new pictures of the letter to monotype

 

Antoine BEGONdisclosed

— final letter + pictures of printed letters + pdf

dlf

 

Eric Schrijverrendered

— 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 Schrijveruttered

— Crush the empty skeleton

-Ludi

 

Eric Schrijverdiscovered

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijvertold

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Lerayuttered

— Created the skeleton of the repository

logisoso

 

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 Schrijverdisclosed

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijverconfessed

— 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 Lerayspilled the beans

— Created the skeleton of the repository

univers-else

 

Eric Schrijvershouted

— 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 Schrijverpublished

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverspilled the beans

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

ab5tractpublished

— following the directory structure more closely; specimens added

 

ab5tractpublished

— initial import into git

philibert

 

Eric Schrijvercomplained

— Squash the skeleton

 

Ludivine Loiseaugave away

— Philibert en route aussi

cimatics

 

Eric Schrijverdivulged

— 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 Schrijverwhistled

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Alexandre Leraypublished

— Created the skeleton of the repository

reglo

 

Eric Schrijveruttered

— 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)

 

Ludidivulged

— Et voilà. Un espace où stretcher la Reglo

metafont

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioubabbled

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouwhistled

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiousaid

— readme: let's begin this DIN metafont

 

Elisesaid

— first files

cowboy-henk

 

Pierre Marchandgave away

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertverbalized

— 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 Huyghebaertgave away

— add names to the fontlog, sfd and ttf version

 

Pierre Marchandblabed out

— Added grided specimen

 

Pierre Marchandlet loose

— Initial commit with material elaborated at Crypte Tonique

skeleton

 

Alexandre Lerayrendered

— Touched empty files to force git to track the directories

 

Alexandre Lerayshouted

— Created the basic structure