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Tag: LGM 2008

Retrouvailles and Alexandre

May 6th, 2009 · Tags: · · · · · 1 Comment

Now that we cross Alexandre-Prokoudine-magic-glue-between-developers again in the corridors of LGM 2009, we’ve been able to physically get pictures taken by him in his sans-fatigue hunt for images at LGM last year! I don’t know if he gimped the files but on the protraits we’re looking like out of a shiny Rock&Folk magazine… (but it’s […]

Even when you are done, you are not done

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

A conversation with Chris Lilley Almost a year ago at the Libre Graphics Meeting 2008, OSP sat down with Chris Lilley on a small patch of grass in front of the Technical University in Wroclaw, Poland. Warmed up by the early May sun, we talked about the way standards are made, how ‘specs’ influence the […]

Data analysis as a discourse

October 8th, 2008 · Tags: · · · · · 2 Comments

An interview with Michael Terry (ingimp) At the Libre Graphics Meeting 2008 in Wroclaw, just before Michael Terry presents ingimp to an audience of curious Gimp developers and users, we meet up to talk more about ‘instrumenting The Gimp’ and about the way Terry thinks data analysis could be done as a form of discourse. […]

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 WrocÅ‚aw.

Radio Luz mixtape

September 12th, 2008 · Tags: · · · · Comments Off on Radio Luz mixtape

This was the playlist when OSP went on a radio station in WrocÅ‚aw. A few months after, it’s hard to reconstruct the exact sequence of events that led us there. It was something like this: there was a gig at an alternative space, David met us there, he had helped us set up the pre-LGM […]

one day, ‘sausages – incorrect – ugly’

May 30th, 2008 · Tags: · · 1 Comment

one day, ‘sausages – incorrect – ugly justice’

Audio + screencast of our intervention at LGM 2008

May 13th, 2008 · Tags: · · 1 Comment

Kaveh Bazargan has patiently recorded the sound and the screen of every interventions at LGM. Here is ours: http://media.river-valley.tv/conferences/lgm2008/quicktime/0103-Harrisson.html. (At the end of the conference, we discovered that Kaveh is a TeX guy for 20 years, so we’ve asked him a few questions. Transcript will come.)

Contributors portrait of the W DrogÄ™ typeface

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

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

A postcard from LGM 2008

May 10th, 2008 · Tags: · Comments Off on A postcard from LGM 2008

The end of our participation in the Libre Graphics Meeting 2008 is in sight… Over the last few days we have seen many intriguing, surprising and interesting talks; we discovered new tools, rediscovered ‘old’ ones and made connections with developers, users and standards-officials — LGM has been again an inspiring adventure. We interviewed Dave Crossland […]

Waiting for SK1

May 10th, 2008 · Tags: · · 1 Comment

After the presentation of Igor Novikov about the new version of sk1, the OSP team can’t wait. It is promised to be published for June, in the meantime we installed the current version and are testing our svgs with it. To install the current version on ubuntu: grab the three .deb files from the products […]

Asynchronous live blogging

May 10th, 2008 · Tags: · Comments Off on Asynchronous live blogging

These past few days I’ve been navigating a sea of acronyms, neologisms and tiny iconic metaphors here at LGM. The thing that I can’t get out of my head is the tool that pippin of GIMP used for his talk. At first it looked like a PowerPoint clone, but then he started correcting it on-the-fly […]

Typeface in the making: W DrogÄ™

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 DrogÄ™ (On Our Way, En Route in Polish) and it […]


May 6th, 2008 · Tags: · · 8 Comments

NotCourier-sans is now available for download: Download NotCourier-sans.ttf here This is it’s license copyright notice under construction: This font is released under an Open Font License. You are invited to use, distribute and modify it. NotCourier-sans was designed by OSP (Ludivine Loiseau) in Wroclaw at the occasion of LGM 2008 and is based on Nimbus […]

Print party: OSP Cover Band

May 5th, 2008 · Tags: · · · 1 Comment

We are preparing our print party for tomorrow… Introducing Not Courier Sans (a re-take font), serving Original Covers (a playlist specially prepared for you) plus homemade jiaozi, ravioli and/or pierogi. Join us at 19:00 in Café Mleczarnia, Wroclaw (Poland)!

Road to South-Wrocław

May 5th, 2008 · Tags: · · · · 1 Comment

This Wednesday, join us for our type workshop in the OPT cultural center in WrocÅ‚aw from 11am to ongeveer 6pm. For those who arrive directly from the airport, you can begin with this path then please print this map, because it seem that it is not easy to find for taxi driver (our journey was […]

Looking for F, Q, X and H

May 5th, 2008 · Tags: · Comments Off on Looking for F, Q, X and H

On our way from Berlin to Wroclaw, OSP managed to photograph almost every letter in the Polish roadsignage alphabet. We are preparing for the Local Universal workshop and still looking for F, Q, X and H (capital + lower case). If you happen to come across one, please send us a picture?

En route

May 4th, 2008 · Tags: · Comments Off on En route

OSP on it’s way!

Local Universal

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

Wednesday May 7 in WrocÅ‚aw, 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 WrocÅ‚aw, Poland (3 t/m 11 May). At this years Libre Graphics Meeting we give a one day workshop in OÅ›rodek 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 on the Radio

March 27th, 2008 · Tags: · · · · Comments Off on OSP on the Radio

OSP va parler dans le poste ce mercredi 2 avril, 19:00 – 20:30, sur radio Panik (il y a du stream), 105.4 fm a Bruxelles. dans l’émission “le Libre en Questions” Bonne écoute!