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Up Pen Down — Huppe plume tonne

August 7th, 2015 · · No Comments

Announcing Up Pen Down — Huppe plume tonne a workshop and preformance during the Quinzaine Numérique 2015: specifics of the workshop are on their way, but for now, here is the introduction text: En 2012, OSP (Open Source Publishing) construit un workshop de plusieurs mois avec des étudiants de l’École Supérieure d’Art et Design de […]

Relearn Variable summerschool 2014

April 15th, 2014 · · No Comments

Good news! Considering how well last years OSP Relearn Summer School went, we’re reiterating and extending the school with all of the people and labs that make up Variable. We’re really exited to be able to make this happen again, especially considering all the extra people that will be joining in this year. Relearn starts on July 6th (Sunday) and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bauhaus meets F/LOSS

April 12th, 2011 · Tags: · · · 2 Comments

Taking it’s inspiration from the Bauhaus Vorkurs1, Xtine Burrough and Michael Mandiberg wrote Digital Foundations2, a textbook for teaching software to designers and artists. Their idea was to not just talk about which button to click, but to connect technical training to color theory and composition. After publisher New Riders had been convinced to apply […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chaîne typo-graphique ouverte

December 9th, 2010 · Tags: · · · · · Comments Off on Chaîne typo-graphique ouverte

Nous fêtons demain le premier cours Open Source de l’ERG. In September started a fisrt “arts numériques” open source course at the École de Recherche Graphique. Visit the course wiki. The students will be proud to present the first specimens of their pictures-fonts. And in exclusivity we will play with Pierre Marchand’s new friend Fonzie […]

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 […]

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.

please computer | make me design

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

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

Gestes Numériques

June 1st, 2009 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on Gestes Numériques

Our colleagues from Open Source Video published a video-registration of the discussion that took place at the yearly Journées du Libre. Enjoy Loic Vanderstichelen, Stéphane Noël, Michel Cleempoel and Marc Wathieu as they present with humour and enthusiasm why F/LOSS is relevant for art- and design education (in French). http://osvideo.constantvzw.org/journees-du-libre-09/

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 […]

Turning around practises

March 25th, 2009 · · 3 Comments

Doing a partition on my computer forced me to cynically erase all my data. Since Mac OSX Tiger did not provide any kind of Bootcamp assistant (it was exclusively held for Leopard) and executing partitions through the Terminal was not really pleased by my system, I was forced to reinstall my whole system… un bouleversement qui est inévitable.

parallel publishing II

March 6th, 2009 · Tags: · · · · Comments Off on parallel publishing II

the workshop’s first publication is ready. every participant has created a fictional petites annonces for it. some pictures of making, collating and distributing. we’re also on irc at #crying_room on irc.freenode.org 🙂 http://ospublish.constantvzw.org/image/?level=album&id=26

parallel publishing I

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

parallel publishing I

on the first day of our workshop at bordeaux, we decided to collectively re-enact an esther ferrer performance. this is a youtube that gives an idea of her movements. with this as starting point, we drew our own paths in the capc…

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 – – […]

A pièce of coin

October 31st, 2008 · Tags: · Comments Off on A pièce of coin

The hard and well documented work of a Dutch Belgian Python artist and designer – Stani – to produce a coin devoted to Dutch contemporary architecture, using only floss. The stroke font he design for it is simply beautiful (currently no info on availability). Via Dave‘s understanding blog.

Contributors portrait of the W Drogę typeface

May 12th, 2008 · Tags: · · Comments Off on Contributors portrait of the W Drogę typeface

Thanks to Andy Fitzsimon for the picture (in CC full open)!

Typeface in the making: W Drogę

May 7th, 2008 · Tags: · · 4 Comments

image/index.php?level=album&id=18 David Bargenda’s photos: http://flickr.com/photos/opt-art/tags/opensourcepublishing/ With a group of 20 courageous participants and the help of open type activists Dave Crossland, Alexandre Prokoudine and Nicolas Spalinger we are using Inkscape, Gimp and FontForge to produce a typeface in a day. We have named it W Drogę (On Our Way, En Route in Polish) and it […]

Local Universal

April 29th, 2008 · Tags: · · 3 Comments

Wednesday May 7 in Wrocław, Poland Running up to the Libre Graphics meeting 2008, OSP invites designers, programmers and typographers to work on a collaborative design project. Inspired by modular systems for road sign lettering, and a long interest in fonts designed by engineers, we would like to work with you on an impossible project: […]

OSP @ LGM 2008

April 22nd, 2008 · Tags: · · · 1 Comment

OSP is preparing for a hectic week in Wrocław, Poland (3 t/m 11 May). At this years Libre Graphics Meeting we give a one day workshop in Ośrodek Postaw Twórczych (Creative Arts centre), perform a Print Party and present our work. The LGM program is packed with talks and we’ll hopefully record a few more […]

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, […]

Free Operations / 1

November 23rd, 2007 · Tags: · · Comments Off on Free Operations / 1

2 day Free Operations workshop at Werkplaats Typografie

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 […]

If the design thinking is correct, the tools should be irrelevant

August 6th, 2006 · Tags: · 2 Comments

Interview with Pedro Amado (TypeForge) (Type) designer Pedro Amado is amongst many other things initiator of TypeForge, a website dedicated to the development of ‘collaborative type’ with open source tools. While working as design technician at FBAUP, he is about to finish a MA with a paper on collaborative methods for the creation of art […]