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Author: Harrisson

OSP in Designblast 2011

November 16th, 2011 · · Comments Off on OSP in Designblast 2011

OSP is invited to talk on friday at Designblast’11 — Toys, Tricks & Tools — 18.11.2011 “Is it better to restrict yourself or to allow everything?” Stand up talk by OSP Canal Historique. An open code to Love, Destiny, Fate, Passion, Rage, Pain, Fulfilment. With explicit pictures and language. On 17/11/11, we’ll do a day […]

Developmental Cell Cover

February 20th, 2011 · · 2 Comments

This is a uncommon job in uncommon conditions, as usual. Maybe you heard about, but I ‘m currently under a chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment for leukemia. I’ve been hospitalized for few month for marrow transplant. The treatment, though long, heavy and painful, is going well so far. One of the luckiest thing I had during […]

Kick out the jam

June 14th, 2010 · Tags: · · · · · Comments Off on Kick out the jam

7 OSP funky geeky sheeps players inTypogravieh lebt’s trailer. Vielen Dank Martin & the typovieh-team. Our Bauhaus typo symposium was more than leben.

Archipel is under construction

May 18th, 2010 · · Comments Off on Archipel is under construction

An organology of contemporary musics “Archipel is a navigation on emotions and their history through sensorial zones.” La Mediatheque asked OSP for a full scale project: a new section called Archipel. It is an honour for us to collaborate with this gigantic library of media institution. Archipel will be a serie of fictional islands where […]

The new Rosa B is out with some OSP action

May 10th, 2010 · · 2 Comments

Rosa B, the web magazine, released in its new Vintage: the of Edit! colloque, which occured in Bordeau, France, in march 2009. OSP was invited in this harvest and you can follow some Millesime traces of our passage there: The parallel publishing workshop The Michel Aphesbero, Francois Chastenet, Harrisson and Robin Kinross interview www.rosab.net/format-standard/

0.47 in 47 sec

September 16th, 2009 · Tags: · 1 Comment

Install Inkscape 0.47 pre release: http://webupd8.blogspot.com/2009/06/download-inkscape-047-pre-release.html Wow! This is mind blowing! To get quadrichromical images from Inkscape, our “rock in the shoe” way is to save vectorial drawing in SVG, and import it in Scribus. To get the right colors, we recompose svg-rgb colors in scribus-cymk. It’s a fastidious work, and limitative, but it works […]

Friting in Brussels 20 09 2009

September 14th, 2009 · · Comments Off on Friting in Brussels 20 09 2009

Organised by a little open source minded people crew driven by fixed gear bikes, this Alley Cat Race will occur next sunday in Brussels. Starts 20/09/09 — 14:00 (day without car) Rue de la Victoire 96 — 1060 Bxl map Distribution of spoke cards + checkpoint map Ends Place du Jeu de Balle — Aperitive, […]

Follow The Sound Festival

September 8th, 2009 · · Comments Off on Follow The Sound Festival

OSP was commissionned to design the Follow The Sound festival image. FTS is a Free Jazz festival occuring in Antwerpen for 36 years. We did a serie of 4 different posters and 2 flyers (one in Risograph, the other one in offset) Typography and layout was done by OSP, and we asked RBDX to do […]

Follow The Sound Fonts

September 8th, 2009 · · 1 Comment

Band font for Follow The Sound festival were designed in collaboration with Jean Baptiste Parre from LPDME. It’s remixes of the Avant Garde font, semi bold, in it’s GPL version: URW Gothic, part of the Ghostscript urw-fonts-1.0.7pre44 package. Valek Filippov version with cyrillics can be downloaded here. 2 fonts were designed: Whisky Jazz and Distilled […]

Mamma Roma – La Sonic Party

September 8th, 2009 · · Comments Off on Mamma Roma – La Sonic Party

If you want to dance on the 26/09, here is the place! Mamma Roma are 3 pizzerias in Brussels. Collerettecocofilllsd designed a logo, OSP adapted it for a flyer and poster. This caracter will be declined on the pizza delivery boxes. Done in Inkscape.

Pour la premiere fois dans ta ville

June 7th, 2009 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on Pour la premiere fois dans ta ville

Pierre Normal (pneu) and The Dreams en tournee. 16 June – Strasbourg, Le Troc Café, Rue du Faubourg de Saverne 17 June – Zürich, Kalki, Kalkbreitenstrasse (Palais Chalet) 18 June – Lausanne, Espace Autogéré 19 June – Stuttgart, Club für Flüssigkeiten & Schwingungen 20 June – Genève, L’Ecurie, (Palais Chalet) 21 June – Luzern, tbc […]

And the winner is…

June 4th, 2009 · · Comments Off on And the winner is…

Palais Chalet Maastricht

May 18th, 2009 · Tags: · Comments Off on Palais Chalet Maastricht

Our camarades are back. This time in The Netherlands.

Panik Party

May 16th, 2009 · Tags: · · Comments Off on Panik Party

Among the 100 people involved in the creation and realisation of this poster, OSP. 2 of them are hidden in the picture (free poster for the one who spot them) and 3 other helped the setup… This poster was done during the first year graphic design course at ERG, Brussels. This course has been commissionned […]

The ecstasy of influence

March 29th, 2009 · Tags: · · · · Comments Off on The ecstasy of influence

La Selec is a magazine edited by enthousiasts of La Mediatheque, a public service for renting records, movies, games and so on. Each issue La Selec invites a local artist to produce a poster inspired by their recommended selection of medias. This month it was Harrisson, so was consequently OSP. Here’s the poster we did […]


March 22nd, 2009 · Tags: · · 3 Comments

The association “Jazz in Antwerpen” asked us to do the visual of their concert agenda. We proposed this black and red Not-Courier logo. In good jazz magazines this month 🙂

OSP full scale in Beaubourg

March 18th, 2009 · Tags: · · · · · · · · 5 Comments

OSP full scale in Beaubourg

As a side effect of the BPI/cinéma du réel festival, OSP has been asked to “perform” the program map in full scale in the Centre Georges Pompidou main hall, where the festival occurs. The map is a derivative from the printed one, folded into the brochure. It networks the festival selected movies and the subjective […]

OSP + BPI = Cinéma du réel

March 18th, 2009 · Tags: · · · 1 Comment

OSP + BPI = Cinéma du réel

Carte du réel OSP has been sollicitated by documentary Cinéma du Réel festival to construct a map for an alternative reading of the movie selection.

Palais Chalet 3

March 11th, 2009 · · Comments Off on Palais Chalet 3

Palais Chalet 3

le 13 mars Palais Chalet – griffes de velours – avec en concert : Nora Düster de Zurich The Dreams de Strasbourg un live de : Maison Concett de Milano et aux platines : Athome, Atka, Caniche Noir, Diamant T. cocktails au Sailor’s Trap Bar début : 20h30 toujours aussi scherp ! Compilothèque, Quai des […]

GRRRR – objectivity of the unperfect,

February 24th, 2009 · Tags: · 2 Comments

GRRRR – objectivity of the unperfect,

During an internet wandering, and thanks to excellent K-SET website, I found the link to swiss drawing artist GRRRR website I was looking for a long time. Though I’m fan for a long time of his work, from Maika 2 (www.noraduester.net => music) record sleeve to Vitra 2006 catalogue, I hardly found traces of his […]

Rien a envier!

February 19th, 2009 · Tags: · · · · · · 1 Comment

Rien a envier!

Enfin! FLOSS+Art Book is Launched! Damn it looks good!

Linux Limousine

January 5th, 2009 · Tags: · · · · · 1 Comment

Linux Limousine

We’re currently working on a poster for the support comittees for the nine people accused of “criminal association for the purposes of terrorist activity”. They were arrested the 11th of november 2008, in France, and 2 of them are still in jail. They and others are the victims of a witch-hunt in which the word […]

Palais Châlet

January 2nd, 2009 · Tags: · 1 Comment

16 Janvier Liège, Belgium Palais Châlet spécial de soutien – Révérberations Touchantes – With Live Bruno Coeurvert Pierre Normal Dj’s JB from Paris, Athome, Atka, Le Caniche Noir, Le Diamant Tendre 20h, Rue chauve-souris 62, Liège, 2 euros. Feel welcome to spend this lovely, romantic and supporting night. Where OSP crew meet, where they party, […]

The Fernand Baudin Prize 2008

January 2nd, 2009 · Tags: · Comments Off on The Fernand Baudin Prize 2008

“The Fernand Baudin Prize” has been initiated by several graphic artists-teachers who work in the book world. The prize is supported by Brussels-Export. The principle aim of this initiative is to encourage the creation of the contemporary book in the Brussels-Capital region by honouring the most beautiful books. It is also intended to bring this […]

OSP wishes you a happy new year

January 2nd, 2009 · · 1 Comment

OSP in 75

December 10th, 2008 · Tags: · · Comments Off on OSP in 75

OSP is invited for a workshop day at 75 school, in Woluwe, Brussels. Wednesday 17 December. Music playlisting, video browsing, recipes printing, font remixing and pancake making.

The most useful book

November 6th, 2008 · Tags: · · · · · · · Comments Off on The most useful book

The most useful book

Nous sommes heureux de vous inviter à la présentation du livre collectif : – – – – – – – – – – – – – Vomit’ can ich i’neun dî’neun? en quoi puis-je vous etre utile? – – – – – – – – – – – – – qui accompagne l’exposition – – […]

FLOSS+Art book launch party

October 19th, 2008 · · 2 Comments

FLOSS+Art book launch party

The FLOSS+Art book (that we proudly were commissioned to design 🙂 ) will be out this thursday at Mute Magazine HQ! Book preview, panel discussion and software party! Don’t miss the opportunity to also check out the Libertinage font set we developed for this book: 26 variations of the Linux Libertine font! Which will be […]

Le Sale Boulot with NotCourier

October 14th, 2008 · · 12 Comments

Le Sale Boulot with NotCourier

Excellent Brussels based graphic design studio collerettecocofilllsd just released a book called “Le Sale Boulot”, from german Franco-Chilean artist Vladimir Cruells. Main font used is NotCourier we designed. We’re proud! http://collerettecocofilllsd.com/blogblog/

Le Palais Châlet

October 5th, 2008 · Tags: · · Comments Off on Le Palais Châlet

Le Palais Châlet

This flyer has been done by hand and by gimp with our beloved DJ Atka, to promote a new clubnight: Le Palais Chalet. Palais Chalet first event will be this 24th of October, and is called La Corneille d’Or. Pierre Normal, from pneu record label and Dolina will play live. Atka, DJ Athome and Le […]

New book cover approved

August 21st, 2008 · Tags: · · 5 Comments

New book cover approved

We’re currently finishing the layout of a new book: FLOSS+Art Here is a preview of the cover, designed with Inkscape using the “clone tile” function. Font is Not-Courier Sans… FLOSS+Art critically reflects on the growing relationship between Free Software ideology, open content and digital art. It provides a view onto the social, political and economic […]

Help with design

August 12th, 2008 · Tags: · 1 Comment

Bob Sutor, Vice President of Standards and Open Source at Industrial Business Machines, sees no alternative to Linux in the next 10 years. But there is a need of more graphic designers to help with design. Link

Sapins-sapins by hand

June 23rd, 2008 · Tags: · · · 2 Comments

Sapins-sapins by hand


March 31st, 2008 · Tags: · · · · 6 Comments

Pandora’s Standardised Box Kommando OSP Pierre and Harrisson spent a few days this February in Berlin to explore the DIN project further. http://ospublish.constantvzw.org/image/index.php?level=album&id=10

OSP on the Radio

March 27th, 2008 · Tags: · · · · Comments Off on OSP on the Radio

OSP va parler dans le poste ce mercredi 2 avril, 19:00 – 20:30, sur radio Panik (il y a du stream), 105.4 fm a Bruxelles. dans l’émission “le Libre en Questions” Bonne écoute!

OSP parle à l’ERG, round 2

March 18th, 2008 · Tags: · Comments Off on OSP parle à l’ERG, round 2

Thanks to ERG and Marc Wathieu, OSP will perform friday 11th of April, during Open Course event. http://www.multimedialab.be/blog/?p=1138 OSP Print Party 11/04 14:00 – 17:00 Erg (École de Recherche Graphique) 87, rue du page – 1050 Bruxelles. Supposed to be open to the public. In French, but multi-lingual pluggin installed.

Quadri in Krita

March 11th, 2008 · Tags: · · Comments Off on Quadri in Krita

“Why do you bother with complicated stuff to convert images in CYMK?” asked Loic Vanderstichelen the other night “Use Krita!” And it works! It even manages 16 bits tif! Now we know! 😉

OSP parle à l’ERG

March 5th, 2008 · Tags: · 3 Comments

Répondant à l’invitation du cours de Typographie de Mme M.C. Lambert, OSP présentera des outils open source s’inscrivant dans la chaine graphique. Cette petite conférence abordera les problématiques de la typographie ouverte, ainsi qu’une présentation de nos recherches en fontes publiques, comme le DIN Project. Cela se passera ce vendredi 7 mars 2008 à l’ERG, […]

Importing Inkscape in Fontforge

October 20th, 2007 · Tags: · · 11 Comments

Fontforge is an ideal font design program, as far we could test it out: Opening mac fonts (on ppc here) is more direct, and drawing tools are really ok to take on. Soft seems more fluid than previous version and… it can easely import inkscape svgs!

Surprise package

October 19th, 2007 · Tags: · Comments Off on Surprise package

While preparing Werkplaats Typografie workshop, I had the good surprise to discover fontforge-executables in mac in an install package. This means installation of newer and better fontforge is now pretty much easier that it used to be. I’ve installed and worked on the ppc version of it. You still need X11, but we’re used to […]

OSP for VJ10

October 17th, 2007 · Tags: · · · 3 Comments

OSP for VJ10

OSP are currently working and testing hard for Verbindingen – Jonction 10 festival, organised by meta collaborators Constant. Offset CYMK Printout (5000 ex.) expected for next wednesday, with all the blurs, transparencies, gradients and fonts… While trying to export the svg from inkscape to pdf, we encountered few problems with transparencies, and blur was completely […]

Multiplication of liberation

September 17th, 2007 · Tags: · · Comments Off on Multiplication of liberation

OSP is testing Liberation Mono in an invitation for an exhibition in Brussels: (Inkscape, Gimp and Scribus)


September 17th, 2007 · Tags: · 2 Comments

Thanks to Red Hat®, a 3 major new sets of fonts under GPL+exception license. Named “Liberation” serif, sans and mono, those types are designed to subset the hegemony of proprietary helvetica, times and monospace courier new because metric compatible. It means distance between letters are the same, lenght of documents won’t change if helvetica is […]

Odessa 12″ released!

September 17th, 2007 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on Odessa 12″ released!

Odessa 12″ released!

No it’s not a new software, it’s a record OSP contributed to, using inkscape and gimp… Proud to announce another printed matter on a great maxi.

DIN – Das Ist Norm – III

June 25th, 2007 · Tags: · · · 1 Comment

Schablonenschrift A – Din1451 – August 1949 Inkscape drawing.

Tea for Tiles

June 6th, 2007 · Tags: · · · 1 Comment

Good way to practice softwares is getting jobs done for friends. This week, Maluka, an excellent, enthusiasming and courageous organic shop (placed at the corner of our office street, which helps!), asked us to design them a logo and cards. Here is the proposal, using Vera Sans Serif and Inkscape, and specifically its magic “clone […]

Le grec, c’est du chinois

May 25th, 2007 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on Le grec, c’est du chinois

Conversation avec Pierre-Luc Auclair (Déjàvu) et Nicolas Spalinger (OFL) SIL_deja_vu.mp3 (27 mn – 25 Mb) Extrait d’une conversation avec Pierre Luc Auclair, graphiste et collaborateur dans le projet de police Déjà vu, et Nicolas Spalinger, bénévole de la SIL, équipe fontes libres Debian et Ubuntu, OFLB. En français dans le texte, avec quelques questions posées […]

Further Liberation.

May 15th, 2007 · Tags: · · 3 Comments

If we check the font infos of Liberation font, on Fontforge, for example, here is what we find:

Libre Graphics Meeting

May 9th, 2007 · Tags: · 6 Comments

Montreal, 4-6 May 2007 An intense meeting of demos and how-to’s – LGM takes place in three fairly intimate rooms in the Ecole Polytechnique of the University of Montreal, which means we have enough time and opportunity to ask our questions, set up interviews, discuss bread baking with developers, designers, typographers, researchers gathered. The university […]

Smooth curves drawing font revolution?

May 7th, 2007 · Tags: · · 2 Comments

Spiro is a toolkit for curve design, especially font design, created by Raph Levien. It is a smooth alternative to the wide known Bézier curves… It is VERY impressive using.

1 année de Graphisme, 100% libre

May 6th, 2007 · Tags: · · · · 2 Comments

La conférence d’Alexandre Robin a LGM Association internationnale en science politique. Design Graphique, administration reseau, dévelopement web, Alexandre à choisi de travailler en OS plus par goût que par économie. Une présentation enthousiasmante, menée dans un protocole tout “corporate” il apparait aussi que le sujet était: “comment j’ai caché à mes collègues que je faisais […]

Out of the veil

April 28th, 2007 · Tags: · · Comments Off on Out of the veil

250 cm2 of printed matters OSP visit card have been delivered. They look bright! The file delivered to the printer was a PDF from inkscape. It seems that the SVG suffered of a RGB to CYMK conversion which altered a bit the colors. All colors were based on 100% of magenta and/or cyan and/or yellow […]

Soundscape goes Inkscape

April 27th, 2007 · Tags: · · · · Comments Off on Soundscape goes Inkscape

The new maxi vynil from Odessa is about to be send to production. We worked on the label design yesterday and inkscape’s “clone generator” feature did the difference. It was the perfect tool to render an electronic disco ball – and type, evoking the minimal dance pop of the music and the complexity of the […]

From a small but growing movement

October 27th, 2006 · Tags: · 1 Comment

Due to my recent task of teaching typography, I was looking around for courses and experiences in that domain. This drove me to Ellen Lupton’s website, teacher at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA): www.designwritingresearch.org. There, in an impressive generosity, you can consult her current syllabi and exercices of hight quality courses. She’s is also […]

Design Tools for Designers & 19 Steps to do a Booklet

September 18th, 2006 · Tags: · · 2 Comments

Design Tools for Designers, Femke Snelting 19 steps to do a Booklet, OsBlog Text available on line: OSBlog PDF lay-out: berlin_pp.pdf PDF cover: cover_berlin.pdf License: Licence Art Libre Date of publishing: 13-09-2006 (Wizard of OS – Berlin)

Print Party Berlin

September 18th, 2006 · Tags: · · Comments Off on Print Party Berlin

A report from the whole day is here: http://www.stormy-weather.be/wiki/in…

Print Party! Join!

June 23rd, 2006 · Tags: · Comments Off on Print Party! Join!

Rendez-vous le 7 juillet a Quarantaine pour une bonne Print Party! Ce sera a 16:00, et ca durera jusque peut-etre 20:00. Ca sera en français avec accent, (et bequilles en anglais et en néerlandais), mené par la Constant Printing + Cooking Team. Ou l’on apprendra comment mettre en page, imposer et imprimer un booklet avec […]

decodeunicode.org project

March 22nd, 2006 · Tags: · Comments Off on decodeunicode.org project

http://decodeunicode.org Is an independent online-platform for digital type culture, initiated by the Department of Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, Germany. The project is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and has the objectives of creating a basis for fundamental typographic research and facilitating a textual approach to […]

Xara Xtreme Xbecomes Xopen Xsource.

March 22nd, 2006 · · Comments Off on Xara Xtreme Xbecomes Xopen Xsource.

Xara Xtreme is a vector based software. It runs under Windows and Linux environment. It is a “crossover” software, means it manages pixels and vectors at the same time. After 15 years of proprietary software status, Xara is operating a strategical migration to open source. The fact that Adobe purchased Macromedia put the developper in […]


March 20th, 2006 · Tags: · · Comments Off on Tigrrrrrrrrrrre!!!

Le Tigre, here, is not the translation of a Mac os in french, nor a No-Wave grrrrl band. It’s a brand new generalist weekly french magazine that released its first issue 3 days ago. The big thing here is that this mag is entirely set on Scribus, and proove by fact that this FLOSS can […]

LaTeX Project

March 17th, 2006 · Tags: · · Comments Off on LaTeX Project

From WORDS MADE FLESH Code, Culture, Imagination by Florian Cramer (p22) The idea that beauty materializes in numerical proportions according to mathematical laws continues to be popular in scientific and engineering cultures, too. Since the early 1970s, Donald Knuth, widely considered the founder of computer science as an independent academic discipline, published his textbooks under […]

A double spread in scribus

March 4th, 2006 · Tags: · Comments Off on A double spread in scribus

Thanks to Philip May and Perl5 software that generated text, it was possible to realise a double spread of a “Babels book”. Text is composed of the combinatory of the 26 letters of the alphabet, dot, comma and space, as described in Library of Babel, in Fictions Borges book. Those books are 410 page, 40 […]

Alpha font

February 27th, 2006 · Tags: · 1 Comment

Most amazing font so far, the Alphabetum font, for ancient languages. It is now possible to compose text with languages that disappeared 5000 years ago. I have to say all my respect for such a nice and usefull work! Thanks from university researchers that had to redraw all archeologic inscriptions found on sites. Now those […]

Linux Libertine font project

February 27th, 2006 · Tags: · Comments Off on Linux Libertine font project

The Libertine family font contains around 1500 “western” caracters among which cyrillic, greek, turkish and so on. The font looks classical, between Baskerville and Caslon style. The general impression is a contemporary looking 19th century font. Hints are good looking above 8 points, and is comfortable on screen. Good typography seems to be possible using […]

Broodthaers font

February 27th, 2006 · Tags: · 1 Comment

Open Source Font in True Type format. Broodthaers font will appear as Mallarme in the font list. Download here

Inkscape Poster

February 22nd, 2006 · Tags: · · 1 Comment

Inkscape Poster

Poster done with Inkscape, the context is the visit of Bob Stein at the Jan Van Eyck Academie Thursday 23 February, 15:00 The Jan Van Eyck Academie kindly invites you to: The Tomorrow Book Robert Stein presentation

Ok, it is time now.

January 20th, 2006 · · Comments Off on Ok, it is time now.

Is it possible to get a graphic design professionnal workflow with open source softwares?