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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 […]

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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 […]


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!


August 25th, 2008 · Tags: · · · 1 Comment

During the Polish Print Party, a scene performed silently behind the bar counter… they are about : === FIGlet ============================== Go to Synaptic to install the Figlet package Find the pre-installed fonts: /usr/share/figlet To add more fonts: /usr/share/figlet (That is for all users. Otherwise, you have to put the new fonts in a directory of […]

Page tiling with poster

November 6th, 2007 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on Page tiling with poster

Virginie and Laurence checking the V/J10 program in real size. Poster is an excellent tool to print .eps or .ps documents in tiles. You can adjust the final size of the file, the amount of overlap, size of the media you print on, work from a percentage (‘enlarge 500%’) etc. Install poster through Synaptic package […]

Tea for Tiles

June 6th, 2007 · Tags: · · · 1 Comment

Good way to practice softwares is getting jobs done for friends. This week, Maluka, an excellent, enthusiasming and courageous organic shop (placed at the corner of our office street, which helps!), asked us to design them a logo and cards. Here is the proposal, using Vera Sans Serif and Inkscape, and specifically its magic “clone […]

Managing Fonts

April 28th, 2007 · Tags: · Comments Off on Managing Fonts

DEbian Font MAnager a.k.a. dfontmgr (available through the Synaptic Package Manager) is helpful when you want to register and unregister fonts on a Debian / Ubuntu system. After installation you can start the manager, which is a GUI for the Defoma package, from the command line. Type sudo dfontmgr (you need to be root to […]

Convert tiff to transparent PNG

November 26th, 2006 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on Convert tiff to transparent PNG

Since long, we wished to write about scripting for image creation and manipulation. There are many reason why you would spend some time to do it. To resize a lot of images by hand can be a tedious task, or your software misses a component to achieve a particular result. Or you want to turn […]

Design Tools for Designers & 19 Steps to do a Booklet

September 18th, 2006 · Tags: · · 2 Comments

Design Tools for Designers, Femke Snelting 19 steps to do a Booklet, OsBlog Text available on line: OSBlog PDF lay-out: berlin_pp.pdf PDF cover: cover_berlin.pdf License: Licence Art Libre Date of publishing: 13-09-2006 (Wizard of OS – Berlin)