Open Source Publishing – Graphic Design Caravan

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HTML sauce cocktail, sauce à part

February 15th, 2017 · · No Comments

PREFACE Ce texte a été initialement écrit pour la revue Back Office. Pour des raisons de format, il n’y sera pas publié, mais nous sommes heureux de le partager ici avec vous dans sa version longue. HTML2PRINT SANS SAUCE Depuis sa création en 2006, Open Source Publishing dessine des mises en page et code avec des logiciels […]

OSP in 2014

July 13th, 2015 · · No Comments

Last February, OSP officially became an asbl/vzw: a Belgian association with no lucrative purposes. We are trying to get more structured and this goes through making precise activity reports. Here is the one for 2014 : OSP2014.pdf.

Seoul fonts karaoke

January 29th, 2014 · Tags: · · · · · · No Comments

This print party was wildly exciting. Thanks again to the collectif SIN and De La Charge gallery. Find the recipe and generic of the event on the README page of the workshop and download the 2 hits interpreted by our voice Ms. Funzie Korocr, ????? ??? Remix 1 and ????? ??? Remix 2

Public Meet Redirection

October 22nd, 2012 · · No Comments

OSP > BDM Tonight, OSP public meet will be redirected to Bar du matin at 18.30. 


June 21st, 2012 · · No Comments

       the aftermath of  ? You’re witnessing  the 21-22 June 2012 OSP live layouting session, we’re switching to the iceberg paradigm the post-by-commit way of showing our work. Most of osper’s are here for it. Yeah. Crosswheels on ice. And plenty of server jumps.

OSP Public Meet #3

April 17th, 2012 · · 2 Comments

The next Osp Public Meet will take place on Monday the 23rd. For this third edition, we will try to precise our exhibitionist experiment of talking internal affairs in public. Here below are the few code lines of the new version. Thank you Sarah Magnan who was with us the past two weeks! 18h00 ¬ […]

The LGRU house is warming up!

February 21st, 2012 · · Comments Off on The LGRU house is warming up!

How can we re-imagine lay-out from scratch? What tools do we need to support decentralized collaboration? How can we bring together canvas editing, dynamic lay-outs, web-to-print and Print On Demand in more interesting ways? These are the questions developed at the Libre Graphics Research unit Co-position meeting. The LGRU is a research project developed by […]

Colored beehive

February 11th, 2012 · · Comments Off on Colored beehive

Ana and Ricardo, our friends from Manufacturaindependente, have join us at Variable house for a February residency busy with the preparation of the LGRU Co-position research meeting. In the beehive, maybe a pre-workshop about Colorfonts?

OSP public meet

January 20th, 2012 · · Comments Off on OSP public meet

January 30th Finally a moment of meeting with you for 9000 km of drawings, tools, stories. Interested in the libre? Curious about our practice? OSP studio welcomes you for a first public session at Variable. 18h30 – Welcoming Presentation and discussions around recent and ongoing OSP studio works. 19h30 Exiled Cuisine (Ivan Monroy Lopez, Mexico […]


December 12th, 2011 · · Comments Off on Might

Our friends Nadine and Überknackig have opened a nice place, the Might shop, just a few hundred meters of our Variable house using the Crickx font at its full potential!


November 18th, 2011 · · Comments Off on Reglo

We used Reglo Bold for the new identity of Radio Panik and we are happy to release it today on the OSP foundry under open source license


November 12th, 2011 · · Comments Off on Relearn

Un essai en plusieurs parties, écrit pour ???, la nouvelle revue des éditions BAT. 5 ans après le début d’OSP, il est temps de faire un point sur les influences sociales des logiciels libres sur notre pratique du design. Lisible sur la plateforme f-u-t-u-r-e.org: f-u-t-u-r-e.org/r/02_OSP_Relearn_FR.md Aussi disponible comme fichier pdf: Relearn Le texte est écrit à […]

Building archives landscapes plotter

October 22nd, 2011 · · Comments Off on Building archives landscapes plotter

Invited at Interpunctie project van Bolwerk, we excavate into the 10+ years of archives by building the first bricks of tools to draw a landscape thanks to bash and python scripts + the legacy Fontforge scripting language.


August 24th, 2011 · Tags: · · · 2 Comments

We moved.

VoidCon 2011

July 8th, 2011 · Tags: · · · · Comments Off on VoidCon 2011

Saturday July 16: find OSP at VoidCon 2011, organised by the Antwerp hackerspace VoidWarranties.


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 […]

Tot Later

June 15th, 2011 · Tags: · · · · · Comments Off on Tot Later

Tot Later has arrived! Presentation this Friday 17 June 19:00-21:00 Constant / Rue du Fortstraat 5, 1060 Brussels ++++++++++++++++++++++ In 2008 An Mertens showed a beta-version of the distributed novel CIAO/Tot Later in the exhibition Place@Space/NowHere in Z33 Hasselt. Years passed by and now she’s ready to present her novel CIAO/Tot Later – the author’s […]

A challenging programme

June 5th, 2011 · Tags: · · Comments Off on A challenging programme

Our friends from the Master Media Design & Communication: Networked Media are accepting candidates for next academic year until July 1 2011. OSP enthusiastically recommends this exceptional design program, where F/LOSS is the norm: Master Media Design & Communication: Networked Media Institute for Postgraduate Studies and Research Willem de Kooning Academy / Rotterdam University Netherlands […]

Sans Guilt, it looks like the story continues

May 27th, 2011 · · 4 Comments

Do you remember that we sent a letter a few weeks ago. We are finally expecting an answer from our correspondent and we feel it is time to reveal the content of this letter. Feel free to react to this letter either on this blog, by mail or on any other type centric sites. ======================================== […]

Also the smell of durian is missing

May 23rd, 2011 · Tags: · · Comments Off on Also the smell of durian is missing

But some pictures from our two weeks in Vietnam.

First Contact

May 23rd, 2011 · Tags: · · · · Comments Off on First Contact

Tomorrow/morgen/demain: First Contact! [EN] Tuesday 24 May @ 19:00 the D.I.Y. bookscanner built by/in Hackerspace Brussels will be operated for the first time through a speculative software that Pierre Marchand developed with contributions from John Haltiwanger. The experiment traverses text, image and data and plays with the various textures in-between. The code is under development […]

Making a living

May 9th, 2011 · Tags: · · · · · Comments Off on Making a living

makingaliving.pdf OSP contribution for the LGM Tools-exhibit in StudioXX, Montreal.

a long day

May 7th, 2011 · Tags: · Comments Off on a long day

Third workshop @ pre-LGM

April 30th, 2011 · Tags: · · Comments Off on Third workshop @ pre-LGM

pre-LGM: famous people and digital patterns

April 22nd, 2011 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on pre-LGM: famous people and digital patterns

We are busy preparing pre-LGM activities (6-9 May) and happy to report that it looks like an exciting weekend already. As a way to warm up for the Libre Graphics Meeting, StudioXX will host a Digital Pattern Making workshop, a celebrity draw-off and an exhibition. ginger coons is gathering a ‘jury’ of designers, illustrators and […]

Asian Record, side B

April 21st, 2011 · Tags: · · · · Comments Off on Asian Record, side B

Monday Its akward, it’s unconfortable, but we want to put ourselves in a position of welcoming a happy accident, a trong ruì có may.

They will be back

April 18th, 2011 · Tags: · · Comments Off on They will be back

The Open Font Library promises to be back in time for the Libre Graphics Meeting 2011!

It Looks Like We Are Sending A Letter

April 15th, 2011 · Tags: · · · · · · Comments Off on It Looks Like We Are Sending A Letter

Brussels, April 15 @ 3:45 pm — stay tuned for full story in 2 weeks

Asian record, side A

April 10th, 2011 · · 3 Comments

Saturday Our Open Design Weeks in Vietnam kicked off at the Spotted Cow where we went for social drinks. There we met mainly people from IT with programming backgrounds. We also got to know our new friends from Cambodia. This was our first encounter with an on-going theme of translation issues. We found it difficult […]

OSP Mexican branch

April 9th, 2011 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on OSP Mexican branch

Next Tuesday our co-worker Ivan Monroy Lopez relocates to Mexico City to set up the first Latin American branch of OSP. Using 10 hours of time difference in our advantage, we now can serve Free, Libre and Open Source design (almost) around the clock! If you want to join the Mexican revolution, please write to […]

Deadline extended :-)

April 3rd, 2011 · Tags: · Comments Off on Deadline extended :-)

Good news: You can submit your talk for the Libre Graphics Meeting in Montreal until April 20. It means you have exactly left to tell us what developers and designers gathering at LGM need to know about. See you soon in Montreal!

BXL (meanwhile)

April 3rd, 2011 · Tags: · Comments Off on BXL (meanwhile)

Bon Voyage OSP!

April 1st, 2011 · Tags: · · · · · · Comments Off on Bon Voyage OSP!

Today 5 OSPs travel to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, to participate in Open Design Week. Alex, John, Pierre, Pierre and Stéphanie will be touring through the Mekong Delta to meet up with local F/LOSS fans through workshops, presentations and an exhibition. The second week is reserved for an intense work session with the […]

PA/PER VIEW: Assembly

March 28th, 2011 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on PA/PER VIEW: Assembly

Assembly: Friday April 1 (18:00 – 20:00) at PA/PER VIEW art book fair WIELS, Avenue van Volxemlaan 354, Brussels (Belgium) This Friday, OSP participates in a discussion initiated by Agency. Agency is the generic name of a Brussels-based agency that was established in 1992 by Kobe Matthys. Agency constitutes a growing “list of things” that […]

Only a few days left to propose your LGM-talk

March 28th, 2011 · Tags: · 3 Comments

* April 1 * April 20 is the final deadline for submitting your talk for the Libre Graphics Meeting in Montreal! Are you a developer, designer or a mix of both and involved in Free, Libre and Open Source Software for creative use? Please feel welcome to propose a talk here: http://create.freedesktop.org/wiki/Conference_2011/Submit_Talk1. We would like […]

Document Freedom Day

March 27th, 2011 · Tags: · · Comments Off on Document Freedom Day

Next Wednesday March 30th = Document Freedom Day (DFD), a global day for document liberation. Look here for events in your country: http://documentfreedom.org/2011/events/

Let’s talk about tools

March 24th, 2011 · Tags: · Comments Off on Let’s talk about tools

In the excellent new Libre Graphics Magazine, don’t miss the invitation to submit materials for an exhibition that will run parallel to the upcoming Libre Graphics Meeting in Montreal. More details and how to submit at: http://libregraphicsmag.com/tools Deadline: 22 April 2011! Let’s talk about tools for a moment. We, as humans, distinguish ourselves from other […]

Spring font OSP day

March 21st, 2011 · · Comments Off on Spring font OSP day

Spring cleaning with a long awaited operation : the release of our OSP DIN. Spring listing our current favorite fonts, in use for projects or planned to be used : Bentham Copse OSP Din Engshrift Droid Serif and Sans Sorts Mill Goudy Inconsolata Libertine Latin Modern Molengo NotCourierSans PT Serif Puritan Quicksand Ume Univers-Else Vollkorn […]

Support LGM 2011

March 21st, 2011 · Tags: · Comments Off on Support LGM 2011

Donate to help F/LOSS developers and designers work together at LGM! Use this code to display a banner on your own website: And this is how it was made: http://stdin.fr/Bazar/Pledgie

Libre Graphics Meeting 2011, May 10-13 in Montreal

March 19th, 2011 · Tags: · 3 Comments

The official announcement for LGM 2011! → Submit your talk here → Support LGM generously @ Pledgie → More info on the LGM website: http://www.libregraphicsmeeting.org ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Cutting edge creative tools meet free culture May 10-13, Ecole Polytechnique Engineering School Programmers and artists from around the world are headed to Montreal for the 6th annual Libre […]

Not Gill(ty)

March 11th, 2011 · · 8 Comments

For the second day of the Royal College of Art workshop we paid homage to Eric Gill’s typographic work. What better place than London to revisit his classic Gill Sans. We worked from several different sources and ended up creating three very unique versions of Gill Sans. The first version was generated by vectorizing a […]

Read The Fine Manual

March 9th, 2011 · · Comments Off on Read The Fine Manual

Today, 1st day out of 3 of workshop at Royal College of Art in London. We are doing collective remote publishing by sending commands to Scribus from an IRC channel. We are on irc.freenode.net, channel #rcaws if you want to have a glimpse at it, or do blind design! From 10am to 5pm, London time. […]

Today at OSP

February 25th, 2011 · Tags: · · Comments Off on Today at OSP

Today OSP worked on a brand new super git-repository lay-out, added new fonts to OSP-foundry, advanced the DIN-project, made a start with the cover for Tot Later (a novel by Ana Claese) and in between celebrated that our application for the Libre Graphics Research Unit has been approved. Champagne!

It’s possible?

February 16th, 2011 · Tags: · · · · 1 Comment

The following question was posted by Pascal Lapalme on the Scribus mailinglist: “I will animate a conf to explain how to use Scribus, Gimp and Inkscape in a classroom with studient to make a news paper (look here : Atelier 108 – Des outils libres pour la création d’un journal http://colloque.aquops.qc.ca/cgi-bin/WebObjects/colloque.woa/wo/ In my conf, I […]

+ 4

February 3rd, 2011 · Tags: · 1 Comment

Last night, we piped 4 Mac into Dual-Boot Mac OSX and Ubuntu. To follow the steps is now quite a routine which can be combined with cheap beers and pizza. 1 install rEfit; 2 create a new partition using Disk Utility; 3 reboot on a Ubuntu 10.10 dvd. – ? 3 Wins – 1 failure […]

Looking for students

February 1st, 2011 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on Looking for students

Mirko Tobias Schaeffer (from the excellent text Bastard Culture and a great talk at LGM 2010) wrote us about the one year master programme he is teaching with a.o. Marianne van den Boomen and Ann-Sophie Lehmann at Utrecht University: We combine academic analysis and theory with hands on experience in new media. We’re looking for […]

Dingbat Dictée

January 27th, 2011 · Tags: · · 7 Comments

Recipe for teaching Unicode poetry to students of all ages:1 Print out listings of the following Unicode blocks: Dingbats (2700–27BF), Miscellaneous Symbols (2600–26FF) and eventually Miscellaneous Symbols and Arrows (2B00–2BFF). It is important you include the descriptions in the language of your choice. Below are German, English and French sample files. Contextualize the Dictée by […]


January 16th, 2011 · Tags: · 1 Comment

Four-hundred posts to OSP-blog since January 20, 2006 when we wrote: OK, It is time now. Browse the archives: http://ospublish.constantvzw.org/archives

About Travels of Baron Munchausen

January 3rd, 2011 · Tags: · · Comments Off on About Travels of Baron Munchausen

[This is the about section of the the Travels of Baron Munchausen publication :-)] How should I disengage myself? I was not much pleased with my awkward situation — with a wolf face to face; our ogling was not of the most pleasant kind. If I withdrew my arm, then the animal would fly the […]

First 2011 work, Circular Facts website

January 3rd, 2011 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on First 2011 work, Circular Facts website

During our current Scribus renderframe experiments day, Ivan shows us a customised WordPress template with a gorgeous index page in Unicode for the Circular Facts website.

The first months of 2011

December 23rd, 2010 · Tags: · · · · · 3 Comments

What the first half of the new OSP-year looks like from here: January Start with a bang: Monday January 3 all OSPs gather for a Scribus experiment. You’ll hear more about once we get there! Antoine from l’École Estienne, Paris joins us for an internship of three months. We have new plans for some kind […]

Use Cases and Affordances

December 15th, 2010 · Tags: · · 4 Comments

Enjoying the first issue of Libre Graphics Magazine First Flight too? In the mean time, the editorial team started working on a brand new one! The theme for the upcoming magazine is Use Cases and Affordances: Our software tools, in their affordances and potential use cases, define for us, to a certain extent, what we […]

Scenario for vowels, consonants and a text-engine

November 23rd, 2010 · Tags: · · · 2 Comments

Imagine1 a paragraph in Scribus. The first word consists of three vowels and a consonant. The Scribus text-engine receives this cluster of characters as a first input. Now the shaper will start to work; it has to decide what features need to be applied to the cluster. Do characters need to be re-ordered? Do ligatures […]

Scribus Re-loaded

November 22nd, 2010 · Tags: · · Comments Off on Scribus Re-loaded

Fresh news from Paris: Since a few months the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie supports the Scribus team. The goal is to make the program ready for new developers and users from Asia and Africa and this is *very* good news for the rest of us too! The project goes under the code name “Scribus-OIF” […]

We are not here to be correct

November 16th, 2010 · Tags: · · · 1 Comment

Ana Carvalho and Ricardo Lafuente from Manufactura Independente have made PropCourier Sans, the display and identity font for Libre Graphics Magazine … a super derivative of our own NotCourierSans (“We are not here to be polite”)! Download hopefully available *soon* 🙂 Via: http://www.adaptstudio.ca/blog/2010/11/while-you-were-out-i-made-you-a-type-specimen.html

from cage to pipeline

November 14th, 2010 · Tags: · · · · · Comments Off on from cage to pipeline

H E Y ! Libre Graphics Magazine #1 is out ! Bravo Ana, ginger, Ricardo + the whole team and participants. Follow the details about the production process and order soon your copy from their blog.

Infiltrating culture in a positive way

November 6th, 2010 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on Infiltrating culture in a positive way

The opening talk therefore sounds like a manifest, asking to valorize Free Software, in order to “infiltrate culture in a positive way”. Pierre Marchand, member of the OSP collective, presenting a collaborative ornamental font, supports this proposal totally: “In our domain, the freedom of software is the single tool to completely share culture. It is […]

la bouche de la reine

November 5th, 2010 · Tags: · · · · · · · · · · · 1 Comment

Courtesy: Inkscape parallel-stroke hatching

Fund Libre Graphics Magazine 1.1!

November 1st, 2010 · Tags: · Comments Off on Fund Libre Graphics Magazine 1.1!

We’re very excited about the first issue of Libre Graphics Magazine coming up soon. A place for discussion on the use and development of Libre Graphics seems more relevant than ever. With ginger coons, Ana Carvalho and Ricardo Lafuente on the editorial team, support from the Mardigrafe printing house and Studio XX in Montreal, we […]

Open Sauces

October 25th, 2010 · Tags: · · · · Comments Off on Open Sauces

Just out: The fOam Open Sauces book + insert! The book contains essays, recipes and images documenting Open Sauces: “a sequence of experimental courses, matched with drinks, improvised music and esteemed guests. While savouring the foods, the guests will be engaged in table conversations, sharing experiences, recipes and ingredients needed to demystify cultural, environmental, technical […]


October 10th, 2010 · Tags: · · Comments Off on OSP-summit

Last Thursday and Friday OSP gathered in Heure-en-Famenne to discuss future plans and current projects. After almost 5 years of work we wanted to take a bit of time to look back and forward. We made several resolutions and decisions. Some will be already visible in the coming weeks now, others only in the years […]

This Fall

October 3rd, 2010 · Tags: · · · 1 Comment

This fall @ OSP: Prix Fernand Baudin Prijs Tournée française (Paris, Valence, Nancy, Besançon et Amiens 30/09/2010 → 30/01/2011) Teaching Images numériques – Open source – Chaîne (typo)-graphique ouverte at ERG Submitted proposal to the The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) to fund a Libre Graphics Research Unit Thinking about The Praise of […]

One nouveau flyer voor Constant vzw/asbl

September 17th, 2010 · · Comments Off on One nouveau flyer voor Constant vzw/asbl

New at OSP Works: flyer for Constant which OSP is a subdivision of. 4 different flyers. Play on languages, loops… Made with Scribus. more here

Call for proposals: Libre Graphics Magazine 1.1

September 11th, 2010 · Tags: · · · 3 Comments

Libre Graphics Magazine is seeking submissions for its first numbered issue, which loosely follows the theme First Encounters/Taking Flight. Submissions can range from the written, to the visual, to the interactive. If it can be flattened and printed, it could appear in our print edition. If it moves or requires user input to be seen […]

LGM 2011: date + place confirmed

September 9th, 2010 · Tags: · Comments Off on LGM 2011: date + place confirmed

View Larger Map The sixth edition of the Libre Graphics Meeting will take place from 10-13 May 2011 in Montreal, Canada. The local team builds on experience of having organised two earlier meetings in the same city, plus this years’ LGM will make a special effort to connect to the lively art- and design scene […]

The Library

August 3rd, 2010 · Tags: · Comments Off on The Library

On our (virtual) bookshelves: Download the list as .csv file: OSP-library_030810 The OSP-library is a modest pile of books that we think is relevant to our practice. Some we have read and others we should. We’ll keep adding titles; suggestions welcome! After testing several ways to catalogue the collection, we settled with LibraryThing for the […]

In the mail

August 3rd, 2010 · Tags: · Comments Off on In the mail

In the mail today: [portfolio_slideshow] From Taipei (Taiwan): Freesouls. Captured and released. Joi Ito, 2008 From Weimar (Germany): Lorem Ipsum: Zentralorgan der Freien Klassen Kommunikation. 2010 Thank you Christopher + Martin 🙂

Almost there!

June 23rd, 2010 · Tags: · 3 Comments

We’re busy closing the books on LGM 2010 and soon deciding where to go for LGM 2011 (Brasil? Montreal? Vietnam? Follow the discussion at: http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/create) so we almost did not notice that it’s only a very little stretch to our initial goal of raising 10.000$ on Pledgie 🙂

Libre Graphics Magazine #0

June 18th, 2010 · Tags: · · · 4 Comments

During LGM 2010, Ana, ginger and Ricardo (+ a.l.e and Femke) edited, designed and published Libre Graphics Magazine #0. You can download it here: http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2010/download/lgmag_00.pdf

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.

please computer | make me design

June 11th, 2010 · Tags: · · · · Comments Off on please computer | make me design

LG-school — the LGM appetizer — has been the occasion for us (Ivan, Ludi, Steph and Alex) to give a second workshop on fun command-line poster generation. This workshop was intended to introduce graphic designers to a completely different paradigm (the command-line) than the one they are usually used to (the graphical user interface, or even […]

Au revoir LGM2010

June 5th, 2010 · Tags: · Comments Off on Au revoir LGM2010

Constant pictures: http://gallery.constantvzw.org/main.php?g2_itemId=32177 Overview of pictures + posts: http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2010/index.php?p=en/review Video registrations: http://river-valley.tv/conferences/lgm-2010

on the track of the Bauhaus

June 5th, 2010 · Tags: · Comments Off on on the track of the Bauhaus

Yesterday, OSP was on a road trip to Weimar to give a talk at the Typogravieh Lebt symposium organized by the Bauhaus-university of Weimar. We are now at the venue, about to start… It’s going to be great!

ABCLGM Typographic Workshop

May 27th, 2010 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on ABCLGM Typographic Workshop

The people attending this workshop will learn about one way to dissect the shapes of the latin alphabet, and use this theorical model to make a typeface together in a fast paced design game. The game will involve drawing letters on paper, making use of a real life version control system, and uploading the results […]

LGM Day zero — LG-school

May 26th, 2010 · Tags: · · 2 Comments

Button Party

May 25th, 2010 · Tags: · Comments Off on Button Party

Preparing badges for LGM-participants More pictures: http://gallery.constantvzw.org/main.php?g2_itemId=31913

Warming up to LGM 2010

May 23rd, 2010 · Tags: · 1 Comment

This sunny Sunday afternoon, Ricardo, ginger, ale, Ana and Femke gather in the Constant office backyard to get ready for LGM arriving in town.

LG-school @ De Pianofabriek

May 18th, 2010 · Tags: · · 1 Comment

Wednesday 26 May *** A day with: ginger coons, LUST, Akkana Peck & OSP Introduction + discussion: De Pianofabriek Workshops: Various locations A day before the international Libre Graphics Meeting starts, art/design students and their teachers are welcome to join LG-school for an intense day. LG-school looks at what Free Software could mean for teaching, […]

SILEX-LEX: exchanging layers

April 30th, 2010 · Tags: · · · · · Comments Off on SILEX-LEX: exchanging layers

Here are snapshots of SILEX-LEX round 1. Artists, designers and illustrators experimented with Inkscape, a Rhizograph and each other’s layers. Round 2 follows next week in preparation of the vernissage on May 7.

Expanded Service Airway

April 29th, 2010 · Tags: · Comments Off on Expanded Service Airway

Was it volcanic dust? Or something else? Important documents that were mailed weeks ago from Brussels to Moscow unfortunately never arrived. Today we sent them again by courier to make sure this indispensable LGM-participant will be able to get a visa for Belgium in time. All we can do now is wait and hope they […]

Final call to submit talks for LGM 2010

April 21st, 2010 · Tags: · Comments Off on Final call to submit talks for LGM 2010

Deadline: Saturday May 1 Please submit your talk for LGM 2010 at: http://create.freedesktop.org/wiki/Conference_2010/Submit_Talk Here is the latest press-release: San Francisco and Brussels, Thursday 15 April 2010 – The Libre Graphics Meeting is an annual working conference for the free software graphics application community. Developers from the full spectrum of graphics applications — image editors, photography, […]

please computer | make me design

April 18th, 2010 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on please computer | make me design

[Full programme] OSP @ Journe?e Open-Course/Open-Source N’avez-vous jamais re?ve? que votre ordinateur fasse tout ce que vous voulez? C’est possible! Osez prendre les commandes de votre ordinateur en participant a? cet Open Course/Open Source axe? sur le design par le texte. De la monoculture a? la diversite? logicielle. Un panorama des logiciels libres pour la […]

Gender Art Net – presentation + workshop

April 17th, 2010 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on Gender Art Net – presentation + workshop

OSP defied volcanic dust and gathers in Berlin to present and discuss the first stage of the GenderArtNet project at project space uqbar. With: Bettina Knaup, Maria Ptqk, Bojana Pejic, Anne Quirynen, Femke Snelting, Ludivine Loiseau, Anne-Laure Buisson, Nicolas Malevé and others.


April 8th, 2010 · Tags: · · · · · 1 Comment

Exhibition: 8 May → June 4 2010 Opening: May 7 18:00-21:00 De Pianofabriek, Fortstraat 35, 1060 Brussels What if a team of talented artists, illustrators, graphic designers and graffiti writers starts working with Free, Libre and Open Source softwares for the first time? What if their trials and errors are printed on the Plus-tôt-Te-Laat Rhizograph […]

Font Secrets Revealed

March 31st, 2010 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on Font Secrets Revealed

You’re welcome for a series of talks by Dave Crossland

Open Clip Art Library

March 9th, 2010 · Tags: · · · · · · Comments Off on Open Clip Art Library

A brand new version of the Open Clip Art Library just came out! 26175 (and growing) scalable vector graphics, all available under a public domain license: they may be freely reproduced, distributed, transmitted, used, modified, built upon, or otherwise exploited by anyone for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, and in any way, including by methods […]

Launching OSP-works

March 8th, 2010 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on Launching OSP-works

5 years of Free, Libre and Open Source design experiments. Now available in chronological order: http://ospublish.constantvzw.org/works

Thank You for Voting!

March 5th, 2010 · Tags: · Comments Off on Thank You for Voting!

We asked your opinion: Should the logo we proposed for the Libre Graphics Meeting drip or not? 50 readers voted, and yes was selected in total 51 times and no 34 times (more than one answer possible). Apart from that, strong opinions were voiced on- and offline. Interestingly, these often were against the drip. So, […]

Biscoitos da Sorte

March 3rd, 2010 · Tags: · · 2 Comments

Ricardo Lafuente and Ana Carvalho imported/exported a Print Party to Porto. With live Fortune Cookies … how brave! (Recipe for cookies + messages)

Governmental support for LGM

March 2nd, 2010 · Tags: · Comments Off on Governmental support for LGM

Remember that we entered a subsidy dossier in October 2009? The Design and Architecture committee of the Flemish ministry for culture has decided to grant our application and support LGM 2010. Besides the fact that any financial support is more than welcome in hard times like these, it is above all an encouraging expression of […]


February 27th, 2010 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on mybadge.png

Alexandre Leray has written a nice tutorial on how to create your own pledgie-badge: http://rw.stdin.fr/CookBook/Pledgie Thank you ginger coons for your tasty habanero pepper and don’t forget to donate to http://pledgie.com/campaigns/8926!

A beautiful compliment

February 27th, 2010 · Tags: · · · · Comments Off on A beautiful compliment

“Livre de texte dense, a priori sans soucis de graphisme, et je découvre que c’est tout l’inverse.”1 More pictures: http://gallery.constantvzw.org/main.php?g2_itemId=30910 “Book of dense text, a priori without concern about graphic design, and I discover that it’s quite the opposite” Ariane Bosshard in: Prix Fernand Baudin: les plus beaux livres à Bruxelles et en Wallonie 2009 […]

Banners to match

February 24th, 2010 · Tags: · Comments Off on Banners to match

Anything else we can do to make you donate a few dollars to LGM2010 :-D? <a style=’border-style:none’ href=’http://pledgie.com/campaigns/8926′><img src=’http://stdin.fr/lgm/pledgie/pledgie_banner.png’></a> <a style=’border-style:none’ href=’http://pledgie.com/campaigns/8926′><img src=’http://stdin.fr/lgm/pledgie/pledgie_banner_red.png’></a> <a style=’border-style:none’ href=’http://pledgie.com/campaigns/8926′><img src=’http://stdin.fr/lgm/pledgie/pledgie_banner_navy.png’></a>

Support LGM2010!

February 22nd, 2010 · Tags: · 1 Comment

At the yearly Libre Graphics Meeting, developers and users of our favorite tools get together to work on better software. For some of them, a trip to Brussels is easy to fund, others cannot afford the journey without our help. Let’s pull our resources together and raise 10.000 $ (7350 €) so that they can […]

To drip or not to drip

February 21st, 2010 · Tags: · Comments Off on To drip or not to drip

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Exhibition Prix Fernand Baudin

February 8th, 2010 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on Exhibition Prix Fernand Baudin

26 February – 10 March 2010 Exhibition in Brussels presenting the bookawards and nominations of the Fernand Baudin Prize 2009, the prize of the Most Beautiful Books in Brussels and Wallonia. BIP Rue Royale, 2-4 1000 Brussels Opening, award ceremony of the honorary diploma’s + release of the catalogue: 25th of February 2010 at 6 […]

Cutting Edge

February 8th, 2010 · Tags: · 1 Comment

Libre Graphics Meeting 2010! Download flyers: cuttingedge.zip

Valentine scripting

January 29th, 2010 · Tags: · · · 3 Comments

Poster and flyer designed and produced in OpenOffice This week and next, colleague and friend An Mertens (a.k.a. Ana Foor) works out of the Elsene local library Sans Souci. She’ll be listening to your account of meeting a loved one for the first time, those habits that keep your relationship alive or which imaginary place […]

O S P double

January 14th, 2010 · Tags: · · Comments Off on O S P double

Pour le numéro de janvier consacré à la visualisation de données, le magazine français étapes: ouvre une double page à OSP pour notre carte Cinéma du réel 2009. > voir +

OSP wins Fernand Baudin Prize

December 17th, 2009 · Tags: · · · 1 Comment

Tracks in Electr(on)ic Fields, published by Constant and designed by OSP with ConTeXt and Scribus, has been awarded one of 9 prizes for The Most Beautiful Book of Brussels and Wallonia ✵ ✯ ✵ More about the prize: http://www.prixfernandbaudinprijs.be About the design and production process (also included in the publication): The Making Of Related posts: […]