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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 […]

TeX, Fata Morgana et une promesse

February 15th, 2010 · Tags: · · · · Comments Off on TeX, Fata Morgana et une promesse

Les organisateurs du Prix Fernand Baudin nous ont demandé de répondre à trois questions concernant le livre, en vue d’intégrer les réponses dans le catalogue en préparation actuellement. Nos réponses sous forme d’extraits traduits en français du texte publié à la fin du livre. (Full version in English) — Brèves explications du concept/déroulé du livre: […]

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: […]

Tracks in electr(on)ic fields

November 15th, 2009 · Tags: · · · · · 1 Comment

Tuesday Mardi 24/11 Booklaunch: Tracks in electr(on)ic fields @ Verbindingen/Jonctions 12: By Data We Mean Zennestraat 17 Rue de la Senne, Brussels Bruxelles

Pelgrimage to Pragma

June 29th, 2009 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on Pelgrimage to Pragma

Designing with TeX: episode IV Today we drove up North to the headquarters of Pragma in Hasselt (NL), La Place from where ConTeXt, a document markup language and document preparation system based on TeX, is being developed. The goal of the journey was to resolve some of the issues we encounter while designing a multi […]


March 14th, 2009 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on \definetypeface

Designing with TeX: episode III Thanks to the super active ConTeXt mailinglist, we are finally able to load our own fonts! And of course, once we know how, we are almost disappointed that it is so easy to do. if you compile this file: \definetypeface[Libertinage][rm][Xserif][Libertinage] \setupbodyfont[Libertinage, 24pt] \starttext \input knuth \stoptext with this command: texexec […]

Lions and tulips

February 18th, 2009 · Tags: · · · · · 2 Comments

Designing with TeX: episode II “Users only need to learn a few easy-to-understand commands that specify the logical structure of a document“. If only we had sooner understood that user here is writer, not designer, we might have given up earlier. The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX2 goes on to explain: “They almost never […]