Open Source Publishing – Graphic Design Caravan

Author: John

Buried alive! The new coffin layouts of LaTeX3

March 19th, 2012 · Tags: · · · · · No Comments

So on my way to the Visual Culture codebase today I happened upon a rabbit hole that was too inviting not to descend into: (Note that all names in this email are new to me as of today). In response to a new LaTeX users questions about ‘best practices’ for laying out a letterhead, Frank […]


June 21st, 2011 · · 1 Comment

“I think it is impossible to copyright empty space” (Pierre H quotes Pierre M) We received different responses to our open letter to Monotype that we posted here and on Typophile. Actually, we did get a reply from MonoType’s lawyer, acknowledging our letter, and asking us to identify ourselves as a legal body. We responded […]

LGM 2011 remix

May 18th, 2011 · Tags: · 2 Comments

It is difficult to believe that Libre Graphics Meeting 2011 is already over. We spent 9 intense days in Montreal to work, talk, meet, present, cook, interview, listen and cross the city by bike. The meeting provoked many discussions about the future of Libre Graphics so we decided to write this report in the form […]

Towards a Ransom Note for Libre Typography

May 2nd, 2011 · Tags: · · 1 Comment

Shortly before leaving for Open Design Weeks in Vietnam, I received my copy of Fonts in Context from Boekplan in the mail. It’s a start in the direction of generating a higher volume of documentation for Context, an issue which remains a sticking point for broader adoption of the software. Perusing it I came across […]