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OSP-foundry :: W drogę

W drogę

We travelled to the Libre Graphics Meeting of Poland on a rented van. On the way, we photographed the Polish road signage.

In Wrocław, we set out to produce a typeface based on these photos with a group of 20 courageous collaborators. We used Inkscape, Gimp and FontForge, and we were helped by open font community activists Dave Crossland, Alexandre Prokoudine and Nicolas Spalinger.

This is the outcome of the adventure. Three tactics were compared : by autotracing, by drawing the contour, and by geometricaly drawing centerline. Only one is published, guess which.

We have named it W Drogę On Our Way / En Route.


Snapshots | iceberg

Inside this repository



Alexandre Lerayemited

— Created the skeleton of the repository

Thursday, 24th February 2011 - 19:48


Eric Schrijvertweeted

— "Blog contents added as README and iceberg"

Saturday, 14th April 2012 - 12:05


Eric Schrijveruttered

— "remove README because README.html exists"

Thursday, 12th September 2013 - 16:43


Eric Schrijverinterpreted

— Crush the skeleton, add the banner

- Remove all placeholder elements provided by the skeleton
- Add the banner image from the blog to the iceberg

Saturday, 14th September 2013 - 16:37


Eric Schrijverdivulged

— 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)

Saturday, 14th September 2013 - 19:43


Pierre Huyghebaertargued

— Added a precision regarding the drawing modes

Friday, 2nd January 2015 - 21:19



— De retour de Pologne avec ses alternate substitution lookup, zdrowie!

Wednesday, 10th October 2018 - 22:34


Stéphanie Vilayphiousang

— webfonts

Friday, 12th October 2018 - 09:31