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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.

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.

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 […]

446 Nancy A5

November 4th, 2010 · Tags: · · · · · Comments Off on 446 Nancy A5

make art opening starts at 19 pm Hurry up ! Dingbats Liberation Fest Characters are crowding the walls. Get your D.L.F contributor certificate ✄

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 […]

Linux Limousine

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

Linux Limousine

We’re currently working on a poster for the support comittees for the nine people accused of “criminal association for the purposes of terrorist activity”. They were arrested the 11th of november 2008, in France, and 2 of them are still in jail. They and others are the victims of a witch-hunt in which the word […]


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


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. […]

Interview avec Denis

September 18th, 2008 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on Interview avec Denis

L’ATypI 08 est en route à St Petersburg. Denis Moyogo Jacquerye, co-leader du projet DejaVu y a présenté ce matin le projet sur lequel il travaille actuellement. C’est l’occasion pour nous de publier une interview OSP de Denis, rencontré en mai dernier aux Libre Graphics Meeting 2008 de Wrocław.

Importing Inkscape in Fontforge

October 20th, 2007 · Tags: · · 11 Comments

Fontforge is an ideal font design program, as far we could test it out: Opening mac fonts (on ppc here) is more direct, and drawing tools are really ok to take on. Soft seems more fluid than previous version and… it can easely import inkscape svgs!

Surprise package

October 19th, 2007 · Tags: · Comments Off on Surprise package

While preparing Werkplaats Typografie workshop, I had the good surprise to discover fontforge-executables in mac in an install package. This means installation of newer and better fontforge is now pretty much easier that it used to be. I’ve installed and worked on the ppc version of it. You still need X11, but we’re used to […]


July 24th, 2007 · Tags: · · · 2 Comments

One of our Rotterdam reporters made us notice Inconsolata, a monospaced font designed by Ghostscript maintainer Raph Levien. Levien offers an OTF version, plus ‘raw’ fontforge files on his webpage. First and foremost, Inconsolata is a humanist sans design. I strove for the clarity and clean lines of Adrian Frutiger’s Avenir (the lowercase “a”, in […]

I think the ideas behind it are beautiful in my mind

July 8th, 2007 · Tags: · · 7 Comments

Interview with George Williams, Fontforge developer (…) I think the ideas behind it are beautiful in my mind — and in some sense I find the user interface beautiful. I’m not sure that anyone else in the world does, because it’s what I want, but I think it’s beautiful. (George Williams, May 2007) For those […]

Interview with George Williams (FontForge)

May 7th, 2007 · Tags: · · 4 Comments

Interview (unedited files) with George Williams, developer of FontForge, the open source font editing tool. Conversation about Shakespeare, Unicode, the pleasure of making beautiful things and pottery. Enjoy! Listen to the recording : GW_dl1.mp3 [8.1 mb] and GW_dl2.mp3 [16.6 mb] … or read the transcription: “I think the ideas behind it are beautiful in my […]

Two Times Collaborative Type

June 6th, 2006 · Tags: · Comments Off on Two Times Collaborative Type

Two projects to submit fonts to, or find others to work with: Typeforge http://www.typeforge.net The Typeforge project was initiated by Portuguese type designer Pedro Amado, to create a platform for “open source collaborative type design”. You are encouraged to share sketches, notes and ideas and work on collective projects. Good Fontforge tips + tricks too! […]