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.

erbarre

 

Pierre Huyghebaertbring out

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertwhistled

— Created a fonts directory and moved inside

 

Pierre Huyghebaertexposed

— Updated the bold version with multiple cleaning in Fontforge

 

Pierre Huyghebaerttold

— Added cleaned Regular source

 

Pierre Huyghebaertspilled the beans

— Updated Regular fonts with a cleaned version

certegeska

 

Pierre Huyghebaertbabbled out

— Initialisation readme

 

Ludiexpressed

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

 

Ludilet the cat out of the bag

— some taste of Certegeska

belogodor

 

Pierre Huyghebaertemited

— Initialisation, readme et fontes

 

Pierre Huyghebaertunwraped

— Second attemps to try to correct the tree

work-avec

 

Pierre Huyghebaertverbalised

— Initialisation, readme, sources et fontes

libertinage

 

Eric Schrijverblabed out

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijverargued

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Ludistated

— 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)

 

colmclaimed

— hm, the font files were not in this repo

vj12

 

Eric Schrijverlet loose

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijverwhistled

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverpublished

— Squash the 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)

 

colmbabbled out

— pushing the version Steph found on her HDD

belgica-belgika

 

Pierre Huyghebaerttold

— added pela

 

Pierre Huyghebaertsaid

— cutted

 

Pierre Huyghebaertdivulged

— pieces

 

Pierre Huyghebaertsaid

— update stickers

 

Pierre Huyghebaertshouted

— remplacement du n'importe quoi

alfphabet

 

Eric Schrijverlet on

— 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 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)

 

Pierre Huyghebaerttalked

— Added Alfphabet Condensed at the occasion of Medor release

 

Pierre Huyghebaertpublished

— Added a sample

osp-din

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouspoke

— regenerate ufo after vietnamese update

 

Eric Schrijvershouted

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijvershouted

— 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 Huyghebaertbabbled out

— Added a small description

sans-guilt-wafer

 

Eliseblabed out

— fontlog is now babeluting

 

Elisetold

— never forget git add..

 

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

— Generate a README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

Pierre Huyghebaertlet out

— Added a small description

mill

 

Elisespoke

— ready to release

 

Eliselet on

— fontlog updated

 

Eric Schrijverwhispered

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

 

Eric Schrijverironized

— Generate a README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

Pierre Huyghebaertverbalized

— Added a small description

w-droge

 

Eric Schrijverexposed

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijverpeached

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverspoke

— 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 Huyghebaertdisclosed

— Added a precision regarding the drawing modes

crickx

 

pierrehtweeted

— crickx sharkcut with font info completed and pictures in jpg

 

pierrehdisclosed

— removed pictures in tif

 

Eric Schrijvershouted

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertverbalized

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

 

Pierre Huyghebaertbring out

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

ax-28-script

 

Ludilet the cat out of the bag

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

 

Ludisaid

— redrawing with FontForge spiro - 123478

 

Ludiverbalised

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

 

Ludispoke

— merging

 

Ludidivulged

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

metadin

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiourendered

— debug + pencil files

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioubabbled out

— merge pencils

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouverbalised

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

 

Luditalked

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioulet loose

— Final touches by Gijs on my computer.

le-patin-helvete

 

Eliseblabed out

— base pour le package

 

Elisesong

— ready to release

 

Eric Schrijververbalized

— 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 Schrijvertalked

— Generate README.html from the OSP Foundry blog

 

Eric Schrijverblabed

— Added a flattened svg version of the banner

stories

 

Ludilet out

— Pushing a first set of OSP Foundry pictures.

polsku

 

Alexandre Leraysaid

— Created the skeleton of the repository

 

Eric Schrijvertalked

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijverargued

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Ludiironized

— Crush the empty skeleton

 

Eric Schrijverlet 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)

notcouriersans

 

Alexandre Lerayverbalised

— Initial commit

 

Eric Schrijversaid

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

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)

limousine

 

Alexandre Leraytattled

— Created the skeleton of the repository

 

Eric Schrijverexpressed

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijverbring out

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverbring out

— Squash the skeleton

 

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)

sans-guilt

 

Antoine BEGONblabed

— final letter + pictures of printed letters + pdf

 

Antoine BEGONtalked

— new pictures of the letter to monotype

 

Eric Schrijverconfessed

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijverpublished

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

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)

dlf

 

Alexandre Lerayverbalised

— Created the skeleton of the repository

 

Eric Schrijverspilled the beans

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijversong

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijverwhispered

— Crush the empty skeleton

-Ludi

 

Eric Schrijveremited

— 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 Leraysong

— Created the skeleton of the repository

 

Eric Schrijverexposed

— 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 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)

univers-else

 

ab5tractstated

— initial import into git

 

ab5tractcried

— following the directory structure more closely; specimens added

 

Eric Schrijveremited

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijvertattled

— "remove README because README.html exists"

 

Eric Schrijversong

— 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 Loiseaulet loose

— Philibert en route aussi

 

Eric Schrijverspoke

— Squash the skeleton

cimatics

 

Alexandre Lerayclaimed

— Created the skeleton of the repository

 

Eric Schrijveruttered

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

 

Eric Schrijverspilled the beans

— 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 Schrijververbalized

— 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

 

Ludiwhispered

— Et voilà. Un espace où stretcher la Reglo

 

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)

metafont

 

Eliseironized

— first files

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouexposed

— readme: let's begin this DIN metafont

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouwhistled

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

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiourevealed

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

cowboy-henk

 

Pierre Marchandsaid

— Initial commit with material elaborated at Crypte Tonique

 

Pierre Marchandconfessed

— Added grided specimen

 

Pierre Huyghebaertspilled the beans

— add names to the fontlog, sfd and ttf version

 

Pierre Huyghebaertpeached

— 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 Marchandtalked

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

skeleton

 

Alexandre Lerayexposed

— Created the basic structure

 

Alexandre Lerayshouted

— Touched empty files to force git to track the directories