metahoguet
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About

A two days workshop + exhibition with the proposal to draw together a parametric font using metafont/metapost, a near-DIN or Belgicka shaped lettering based on the "Hoguet" one that can be found on the building. The workshop evolves to the drawing of a more baroque font, and a small parametric one!

All participants are working on the same etherpad in a browser, so no software install is needed. Everyone can begin to draw after a few minutes when knowing only the first of the large amount of mathematical commands provided by Metapost. After a few hours, each participant can copy parts of code from other, so the learning curve is quick, and emulating. Because some part of the code is shared, the feeling of a community drawing the same font, even with a large autonomy for each glyph, is palpable. And it provide a good way to avoid the nerdy ambiance of many workshops based on coding on a solitary way.

Technically, an etherpad server could run on a Raspberry Pi on the wifi network (no need for an internet connection), one script is producing previews of each glyph on a common beamed webpage, and another script allows to plot each drawing on a pen plotter machine when a participant want to keep a specific stage.

11 + 12 November 2016. In the frame of Saison des Culture Numériques and at Maison du Livre in Saint-Gilles (Brussels), with the warm organisation by Dragan Marković, and the exhibition "Books with an attitude" provided by Constant VZW. Participants : Camille Vinck, Amélie Fenain, Adèle Grégoire, Martin Campillo, Justine Pochon, Morgane Le Ferec, Quentin Jumelin, Jean Olgiati, Marie Frenois, Gaël Lombardo Cornet, Raphaëlle Lasausse, Nelson Henry, Benjamin Pruvost, Laurie Giraud, Laurent Müller, Lisa Gilot, Paol Darcel, Amélie Dumont, Dragan Marković, Ludi Loiseau, Alexandre Leray, Gijs De Heij, Antoine Gelgon and Pierre Huyghebaert.

Log

 

Pierre Huyghebaertlet loose

— Added a first picture of the starting lettering

Friday, 28th October 2016 - 11:38

 

pierrehcried

— Add new file

Friday, 28th October 2016 - 11:38

 

Pierre Huyghebaertemited

— Merge branch 'master' of gitlab.constantvzw.org:osp/workshop.metahoguet

Friday, 28th October 2016 - 11:39

 

Ludicried

— A script

Monday, 7th November 2016 - 16:07

 

gijswhistled

— Started on plotter implementation

Thursday, 10th November 2016 - 12:41

 

Alex Lerayexposed

— Snapshot code wip

Thursday, 10th November 2016 - 20:57

 

Gelgontweeted

— testing + export svg and eps

Thursday, 10th November 2016 - 20:56

 

Alex Lerayspilled the beans

— Merge branch 'master' of gitlab.constantvzw.org:osp/workshop.metahoguet

Thursday, 10th November 2016 - 20:57

 

gijssaid

— Plotting the chars

Friday, 11th November 2016 - 08:17

 

gijsuttered

— Renaming interface, implementing url.

Friday, 11th November 2016 - 08:26

 

gijsexpressed

— Some final edits

Friday, 11th November 2016 - 08:55

 

gijsbring out

— Added memory expansion

Friday, 11th November 2016 - 09:59

 

Gelgondiscovered

— remove table.js

Friday, 11th November 2016 - 09:32

 

Gelgontold

— Merge branch 'master' of gitlab.constantvzw.org:osp/workshop.metahoguet

Friday, 11th November 2016 - 09:32

 

gijsexpressed

— Merge branch 'master' of gitlab.constantvzw.org:osp/workshop.metahoguet

Friday, 11th November 2016 - 09:59

 

gijsblabed out

— Fix path

Friday, 11th November 2016 - 10:21

 

gijsironized

— Simplified commands, clean HPGL in python

Friday, 11th November 2016 - 10:39

 

Gelgonexpressed

— remove url hash

Friday, 11th November 2016 - 10:24

 

Gelgonrendered

— Merge branch 'master' of gitlab.constantvzw.org:osp/workshop.metahoguet

Friday, 11th November 2016 - 10:24

 

gijsdiscovered

— Merge branch 'master' of gitlab.constantvzw.org:osp/workshop.metahoguet

Friday, 11th November 2016 - 10:39

 

gijswhispered

— Changed reload approach in interface to not break api. Clear old svg's and eps when reloading from pad

Friday, 11th November 2016 - 11:03

 

gijsbabbled

— Path of plot eps doesn't need the timestamp

Friday, 11th November 2016 - 11:10

 

gijsbring out

— reinserted page change, also rotation

Friday, 11th November 2016 - 11:17

 

gijspeached

— typo

Friday, 11th November 2016 - 11:18

 

gijstweeted

— Scaling rotating...

Friday, 11th November 2016 - 11:42

 

gijsverbalized

— Scaling. Yet again

Friday, 11th November 2016 - 12:32

 

gijsironized

— Fontsize for legend

Friday, 11th November 2016 - 12:36

 

gijstold

— Even bigger type

Friday, 11th November 2016 - 12:40

 

gijsgave away

— type

Friday, 11th November 2016 - 12:43

 

gijsuttered

— Multipen?

Friday, 11th November 2016 - 13:05

 

gijsdisclosed

— More stable pen selection

Friday, 11th November 2016 - 15:34

 

gijsverbalized

— Better multicolor?

Friday, 11th November 2016 - 16:10

 

gijswhistled

— Make a copy of the SVG when plotting

Friday, 11th November 2016 - 16:42

 

gijssong

— Snapshotting refactor

Friday, 11th November 2016 - 16:50

 

gijsexpressed

— Updated run.md

Friday, 11th November 2016 - 17:29

 

Ludilet on

— adding pictures

Sunday, 13th November 2016 - 11:11

 

Luditalked

— svg posters for the der kritzler

Sunday, 13th November 2016 - 11:15

 

Gelgonbabbled out

— generate fonte

Saturday, 12th November 2016 - 16:51

 

Alex Lerayrevealed

— Update doc

Friday, 11th November 2016 - 19:02

 

Alex Lerayunwraped

— Test with different refreshing rates

Saturday, 12th November 2016 - 10:54

 

Gelgonbabbled out

— Merge branch 'master' of gitlab.constantvzw.org:osp/workshop.metahoguet

Saturday, 12th November 2016 - 16:51

 

Gelgonpeached

— generate font

Saturday, 12th November 2016 - 18:43

 

Gelgonunwraped

— plein de trucs

Saturday, 12th November 2016 - 18:58

 

Ludiuttered

— merging

Sunday, 13th November 2016 - 11:30

 

Ludilet loose

— sunday morning curl

Sunday, 13th November 2016 - 11:32

 

Ludipeached

— caps preview

Sunday, 13th November 2016 - 11:57

 

Ludiconfessed

— dragan pictures

Thursday, 17th November 2016 - 09:39

 

Pierre Huyghebaertrevealed

— Added an A4 cartel for the exhibition

Sunday, 13th November 2016 - 17:09

 

Pierre Huyghebaertrevealed

— Merge branch 'master' of gitlab.constantvzw.org:osp/workshop.metahoguet

Sunday, 13th November 2016 - 17:10

 

Pierre Huyghebaertspilled the beans

— added a few pictures including drawings

Sunday, 13th November 2016 - 17:16

 

Pierre Huyghebaertstated

— Created a fonts directory and moved the Metahoguet-original

Sunday, 13th November 2016 - 17:22

 

Pierre Huyghebaertbabbled out

— Created a tmp directory to clean a bit

Sunday, 13th November 2016 - 17:25

 

Alex Lerayargued

— no auto reload on the interface(for the exhibition)

Sunday, 13th November 2016 - 18:53

 

Alex Leraysaid

— Metahoguet parametric

Tuesday, 15th November 2016 - 21:16

 

Pierre Huyghebaertspilled the beans

— Sorted Metahoguet parametric subpath in his own directory

Wednesday, 16th November 2016 - 05:56

 

Pierre Huyghebaertspilled the beans

— Added licence and copyright in the font

Wednesday, 16th November 2016 - 06:08

 

pierrehbabbled out

— Update README.md

Wednesday, 16th November 2016 - 06:00

 

pierrehexpressed

— Update README.md

Wednesday, 16th November 2016 - 06:07

 

Pierre Huyghebaertgave away

— Merge branch 'master' of gitlab.constantvzw.org:osp/workshop.metahoguet

Wednesday, 16th November 2016 - 06:08

 

Alex Leraygave away

— Bump README.md (to test something)

Wednesday, 16th November 2016 - 10:07

 

Ludisaid

— Merge branch 'master' of gitlab.constantvzw.org:osp/workshop.metahoguet

Thursday, 17th November 2016 - 09:41

 

Pierre Huyghebaertspilled the beans

— Added a poster version of the original font

Thursday, 17th November 2016 - 10:53

 

pierrehbring out

— Update README.md to be a bit more explicit on the process

Monday, 20th February 2017 - 12:11

 

pierrehcried

— Update README.md, precisions

Monday, 20th February 2017 - 12:14

 

pierrehargued

— Update README.md, presentation

Monday, 20th February 2017 - 12:16