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Constant Variable

Visual Identity for Free Libre Open Source Software Arts Lab

The 19th century town house at Rue Gallait 80 is now known as Constant Variable. For three years, it will house an arts lab for free, libre and open source software. Next to the Open Source Publishing studio, there is an open video workshop and an open hardware workshop. The top floor houses a residency.

OSP has created a modular visual identity for Constant Variable. Using stickers with the VARIABLE logo and seperate keyword stickers representing Free, Libre, Open Source, Software and arts.

The launch of Variable has coincided with the release of the Crickx font, used in the identity—based upon the letters from a Schaerbeek sign maker’s shop.

The signage has been created using actual Crickx stock from Publi Fluor, the stock upon which the digital font has been based.

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Inside this repository

Log

 

codingisacopingstrategytweeted

— Commit n+1

Monday, 5th September 2011 - 17:35

 

codingisacopingstrategybring out

— Pasting Glitterstickers

Wednesday, 7th September 2011 - 11:37

 

codingisacopingstrategyshouted

— Gimp GlitterSticker

Wednesday, 7th September 2011 - 11:43

 

codingisacopingstrategysaid

— AutoRaamStickers

http://www.hollandinhuis.nl/full7173059.jpg
No free license

Wednesday, 7th September 2011 - 11:55

 

codingisacopingstrategybring out

— Structu(u)r(e) (vo/f)or (d/th)e presentati(e/on)

Madame Crickx est Schaerbeekoise
Toonmomenten — precisering?
Stickervel
Verbindingen
Open Huis
Toonmomenten
Constellaties

Wednesday, 7th September 2011 - 13:10

 

codingisacopingstrategydivulged

— Better Pasting Stickers

Wednesday, 7th September 2011 - 13:12

 

Gijs de Heijtalked

— Added pictures of the house and it's compositions

Wednesday, 7th September 2011 - 15:44

 

codingisacopingstrategyclaimed

— Names (with Crickx in Scribus)

Wednesday, 7th September 2011 - 15:55

 

codingisacopingstrategygave away

— Begin to make presentation

Crickx image
with image on Page
Een pagina voor de vormen
Een pagina voor het huis
Add real life tape practices

Wednesday, 7th September 2011 - 16:05

 

Gijs de Heijclaimed

— Added pictures of abstracted compositions

Wednesday, 7th September 2011 - 16:01

 

codingisacopingstrategydiscovered

— Merge branch 'master' of git.constantvzw.org:osp.work.gallait

Wednesday, 7th September 2011 - 16:07

 

codingisacopingstrategytattled

— The bulk of the presentation

Rue Gallait -> Open Huis
Pictures of Constellations
Smart remarks
The Verhaal
Changing names
Foto edit etc.

Wednesday, 7th September 2011 - 18:11

 

codingisacopingstrategydisclosed

— Add examples of Stickering works

Wednesday, 7th September 2011 - 18:16

 

codingisacopingstrategytalked

— The Page of External Stickerers

Wednesday, 7th September 2011 - 18:21

 

Gijs de Heijshouted

— Moved picture of pink stickers

Wednesday, 7th September 2011 - 18:35

 

codingisacopingstrategyunwraped

— Sidebar

Wednesday, 7th September 2011 - 18:44

 

Gijs de Heijcried

— Flipped picture

Wednesday, 7th September 2011 - 18:56

 

codingisacopingstrategyverbalised

— Add dingbats from Dingbat Liberation Fest

import fontforge
f = fontforge.open('/home/e/.fonts/DingbatsLiberationFestRegular_04.ttf')
for glyph in f:
f[glyph].generate(f[glyph].glyphname + ".svg")

Tuesday, 13th September 2011 - 10:58

 

codingisacopingstrategyexpressed

— Flyer text version 12 sept.

Tuesday, 13th September 2011 - 11:04

 

Gijs de Heijshouted

— Added pictures of signage

Tuesday, 13th September 2011 - 11:31

 

codingisacopingstrategytalked

— All the Gallait words and a first Graphviz

Tuesday, 13th September 2011 - 12:22

 

codingisacopingstrategysaid

— Change typeface of the nodes

Tuesday, 13th September 2011 - 12:33

 

codingisacopingstrategydiscovered

— Nodes with no outlines around

Tuesday, 13th September 2011 - 23:13

 

codingisacopingstrategytattled

— A simple website

And a simple JavaScript to constantly popup
three random words from three languages in
a random order

Tuesday, 13th September 2011 - 23:14

 

codingisacopingstrategyironized

— The Names laid out

Wednesday, 14th September 2011 - 10:54

 

codingisacopingstrategyuttered

— A first version of the site

first developed @ http://jsfiddle.net/schr/8kTH6/13/

Thursday, 15th September 2011 - 18:18

 

codingisacopingstrategylet the cat out of the bag

— Change webfont to Crickx

(but will change it back at least partly)

Friday, 16th September 2011 - 11:36

 

codingisacopingstrategyblabed out

— Made F & L more regular in FLOSS

Friday, 16th September 2011 - 11:50

 

codingisacopingstrategyblabed

— Typefaces

- League Gothic Extended
- Prop Courier Sans from the Libre Graphics Magazine repository:
http://gitorious.org/libregraphicsmag/libregraphicsmag/trees/master/persistent/typeface

Friday, 16th September 2011 - 12:21

 

codingisacopingstrategywhispered

— info_stickers

Friday, 16th September 2011 - 15:04

 

codingisacopingstrategyshouted

— logo_stickers

Friday, 16th September 2011 - 16:23

 

codingisacopingstrategydivulged

— to path

to print:
info_stickers
logo_stickers

Friday, 16th September 2011 - 16:25

 

codingisacopingstrategyblabed out

— Site: Details of the opening

Saturday, 17th September 2011 - 19:13

 

codingisacopingstrategypublished

— Logos Flemish Authorities

Monday, 26th September 2011 - 16:26

 

codingisacopingstrategypublished

— Simple language function to implement into site

Monday, 26th September 2011 - 16:39

 

codingisacopingstrategylet the cat out of the bag

— Made room for the new version

Monday, 26th September 2011 - 17:36

 

Gijs de Heijsaid

— Added logo proposals

Also added resized and transparent institutional logos

Monday, 26th September 2011 - 18:49

 

Gijs de Heijexpressed

— Updated to last version of site

Tuesday, 27th September 2011 - 16:27

 

Gijs de Heijlet the cat out of the bag

— Added sheet with logos and added template sheet for stickers

Tuesday, 27th September 2011 - 18:23

 

codingisacopingstrategybabbled

— New version is now the index.html

Tuesday, 27th September 2011 - 17:52

 

Gijs de Heijdiscovered

— Merge branch 'master' of git.constantvzw.org:osp.work.gallait

Tuesday, 27th September 2011 - 18:34

 

codingisacopingstrategypeached

— For starting out the layout of the text

Tuesday, 27th September 2011 - 19:15

 

Gijs de Heijspilled the beans

— Added flyer & constellations

Tuesday, 27th September 2011 - 20:47

 

codingisacopingstrategywhispered

— Flyer with multilingual program

Tuesday, 27th September 2011 - 21:30

 

codingisacopingstrategysaid

— Info stickers v2

Tuesday, 27th September 2011 - 23:48

 

codingisacopingstrategytalked

— But the version of the variant with Crickx is actually old

Wednesday, 28th September 2011 - 00:03

 

codingisacopingstrategycomplained

— Logo in a raster format — and flyer proposed

Wednesday, 28th September 2011 - 02:05

 

codingisacopingstrategybabbled out

— By using $('body').width() we get the width sans scrollbar

( $(document).width() includes scrollbar )
Now we can make the canvas fit the window

Wednesday, 28th September 2011 - 17:11

 

codingisacopingstrategyspoke

— Try a slightly less wide layout

Wednesday, 28th September 2011 - 17:12

 

codingisacopingstrategytold

— 3-lingual (:

Wednesday, 28th September 2011 - 18:44

 

Gijs de Heijtalked

— Added python scripts to generate stickers & grids
Added also the generated results

Wednesday, 28th September 2011 - 10:11

 

Gijs de Heijblabed

— Added final version flyers

Wednesday, 28th September 2011 - 15:05

 

Gijs de Heijsong

— Added print flyer

Wednesday, 28th September 2011 - 16:03

 

codingisacopingstrategylet out

— Merge branch 'master' of git.constantvzw.org:osp.work.gallait

Wednesday, 28th September 2011 - 18:45

 

Gijs de Heijironized

— Added big stickers & updated index

Thursday, 29th September 2011 - 12:30

 

Gijs de Heijinterpreted

— Now commiting the HTML as well

Thursday, 29th September 2011 - 12:54

 

Gijs de Heijtattled

— Added dropshadow to circles and updated non-js support

Thursday, 29th September 2011 - 13:41

 

Gijs de Heijblabed out

— Made web flyer

Thursday, 29th September 2011 - 15:20

 

Gijs de Heijsaid

— Added web flyer and updated print flyer

Monday, 3rd October 2011 - 12:09

 

Eric Schrijverclaimed

— Gijs’s adjustments on the server

Thursday, 5th January 2012 - 14:39

 

Eric Schrijverexpressed

— First files for the portfolio view

Friday, 6th January 2012 - 19:45

 

codingisacopingstrategygave away

— More iceberg Variable

Tuesday, 10th January 2012 - 01:14

 

Eric Schrijvertold

— Iceberg index update

Tuesday, 10th January 2012 - 13:13