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OSP print party as bootstrap IV for the Balsa

February 26th, 2013 · · No Comments

↓ Hello, Sorry to disturb you. We are a group of designers working in Brussels, Belgium with free software and we’ve used for 18 months the Ume fonts for the graphical and typographic identity of a theatre. We are preparing a presentation/performance in which we would love to insert some details about the Ume fonts, […]

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?

interpunctie samples all.pdf

October 26th, 2011 · Tags: · · · · · · Comments Off on interpunctie samples all.pdf

From Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd November OSP went to contemplate the Bolwerk archives landscape from the window of Frans Masereel Centrum. As part of Bolwerk‘s residency, we were invited to propose a reading of Bolwerk’s material inbetween its punctuation. Linked to our actual and future projects, this journey also presented itself as a good […]

Year – Mousse

July 21st, 2011 · · Comments Off on Year – Mousse

A few weeks ago, a 365 pages magazine has been published by Komplot and David Evrard in Brussels. Even if it is not strictly an OSP job (it miss, by exemple, the necessery plural workers), it smells libre graphics around its square ears. Another magazine, Mousse, ask questions, multivoices amongst publishers and designers answer.

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. ======================================== […]

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.

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

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 […]

the Univers Else is yours

February 8th, 2011 · · 3 Comments

Fresh new display case for Univers Else font, with original Crickx vinyl lettering. Check out Speculoos and OSP’s dead drop and get Univers Else.

POLSKU UPDATE

February 7th, 2011 · · 1 Comment

Thanks to Paulo Silva aka nitrofurano, Polsku has now a Latin 1 diacritics and ligatures set. The new version is available for download on OSP Foundry.

Lower cases

February 2nd, 2011 · Tags: · · · · 1 Comment

Hello this is Antoine, new intern at OSP. Glad to meet you. OSP-DIN is now ready to go through meta pleins et délies experimentations.

As cool as it can be

January 14th, 2011 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on As cool as it can be

Fonzie benefits of the preparation for the next iteration of the (?)-annual Constant main event. With Tesseract (an OCR program and library), there’s a new friend around, the first meeting with Potrace was quite impressive, we can’t wait to see what will happen next. You can dowload the source code of Fonzie with Git on […]

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

Out of stock

March 16th, 2010 · Tags: · · · · · Comments Off on Out of stock

NotCourierSans posters have been sent to Anderlues, Berlin, Bordeaux, Bruxelles, Buvrinnes, Cambrai, Chicago, Garden Grove, Gent, Helsinki, Ixelles, JKL, Köln, Merley Wimborne Dorset, Montesson, Munich, Portland, Romrod, Roscoff, Rotterdam, Saint Etienne, Saint-Maurice, Santa Barbara, Sèvres, Singapore, Southampton, Venegazzù, V.N. Gaia, Winton Bournemouth Dorset, Zürich

Dingbats in a monkey

February 25th, 2010 · Tags: · · · · · Comments Off on Dingbats in a monkey

The Dingbats Liberation Fest adventure continues in Nancy from March 25 to May 6. Invited by the my.monkey gallery, OSP présentera quelques uns de ses travaux et ouvrira un nouvel atelier Dingbats Liberation Fest into the grid.

Cimatics landscapes

November 9th, 2009 · Tags: · · · · · Comments Off on Cimatics landscapes

Earlier this year, we were invited to work on the identity of the Brussels-based Cimatics A\V Platform. Cimatics is a framework for initiating and facilitating audiovisual productions, events, publications and workshops. To launch the new identity, we developed a new family of fonts! We hope you’re ready for the libre dingbats attack URW Gothic L […]

Adjustment of a bone under the skin

June 25th, 2009 · Tags: · · · · · · 1 Comment

Last LGM and its typographic excitements has brought the DIN – Das Ist Norm – Loch Ness project to the surface of the Saint Laurent river again in a discussion with Denis Jacquerye from Deja Vu. Back in Brussels, we meet Denis in the temporary OSP Studio at Rue de la Senne to begin to […]

Libre Fonts

June 7th, 2009 · Tags: · · · 3 Comments

The Open Font Library is preparing a brand new site (an idea of what’s in store: http://openfontlibrary.org/wiki) and this sparked off an interesting discussion about terminology. How to name fonts that are made available on the OFL site?

Update your NotCourier !

May 17th, 2009 · Tags: · · · 2 Comments

A new version of the impolite NotCourierSans is available on the Open Font Library : NotCourierSans 1.1

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 […]

New work on Fonts at W3C

May 13th, 2009 · Tags: · · · · Comments Off on New work on Fonts at W3C

Chris Lilley writes: “W3C is collecting ideas for work related to downloadable fonts on the Web. This email summarizes the current situation, and asks for feedback on a draft charter for a future W3C Font working group or interest group. Please send feedback on the charter to the publicly archived mailing list www-style@w3.org.” Read his […]

Take Away Archive

April 24th, 2009 · Tags: · · · · 1 Comment

25 April to 31 May, open every weekend from 14:00-18:00 Opening: Friday 24 April 18:00-24:00 Rue de la Senne 17, Brussels http://ospublish.constantvzw.org/image/index.php?level=album&id=28 For the opening of a temporary workspace at Zennestraat 17 Rue de la Senne, we have installed the Constant Take Away Archive, a retrospective of books, posters, CD’s and flyers, published by Constant […]

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 […]

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 […]

Libertinage

November 2nd, 2008 · Tags: · · · 2 Comments

Libertinage

The Libertinage font set we developed for FLOSS+Art book is available on the Open Font Library for several days. We built Libertinage by copying and pasting parts of Linux Libertine glyphs or simply by all-turning glyphs. There are 27 variations, one for each latin letter in the alphabet + the ‘Full’ version, containing all modifications. […]

NotCourier-sans nouvelle is arrived

September 7th, 2008 · Tags: · · · 9 Comments

A new release of the NotCourier-sans is now available here, with its bold. The OSP frog, the IJ, ij, numero and trademark ligatures are now encoded in the discretionary ligatures.

Free Poster!

July 17th, 2008 · Tags: · · · 2 Comments

← We printed this A1 poster to launch our first free font NotCourier-sans – it explains how it was made and why (and it is also our way of paying homage to FontForge). If you want to receive a copy, please send an e-mail to: ivan at textzi.net with ‘NotCourier-sans poster’ in the subject header […]