Open Source Publishing – Graphic Design Caravan

Tag: Scripting

It’s possible?

February 16th, 2011 · Tags: · · · · 1 Comment

The following question was posted by Pascal Lapalme on the Scribus mailinglist: “I will animate a conf to explain how to use Scribus, Gimp and Inkscape in a classroom with studient to make a news paper (look here : Atelier 108 – Des outils libres pour la création d’un journal http://colloque.aquops.qc.ca/cgi-bin/WebObjects/colloque.woa/wo/ In my conf, I […]

please computer | make me design

June 11th, 2010 · Tags: · · · · Comments Off on please computer | make me design

LG-school — the LGM appetizer — has been the occasion for us (Ivan, Ludi, Steph and Alex) to give a second workshop on fun command-line poster generation. This workshop was intended to introduce graphic designers to a completely different paradigm (the command-line) than the one they are usually used to (the graphical user interface, or even […]

Valentine scripting

January 29th, 2010 · Tags: · · · 3 Comments

Poster and flyer designed and produced in OpenOffice This week and next, colleague and friend An Mertens (a.k.a. Ana Foor) works out of the Elsene local library Sans Souci. She’ll be listening to your account of meeting a loved one for the first time, those habits that keep your relationship alive or which imaginary place […]

SHMN (Inkboard)

October 26th, 2008 · Tags: · · · · 1 Comment

Inkboard is an Inkscape extension that allows remote collaboration over the network. In inkscape-devel, there’s a thread where people get all excited over it, and manage to bring down a server as a result 🙂 It’s hard not to get overexcited over tools that have collaboration built into them. They give rise to book covers […]

500 (printed!)

July 5th, 2008 · Tags: · · 3 Comments

500 (printed!)

500 unique books installed in Worm, Rotterdam. Giant pixel image by Gordo Savicic and Danja Vassiliev. More images: http://ospublish.constantvzw.org/image/?level=album&id=23

Kanttekeningen / Sidemarks

June 9th, 2008 · Tags: · · 5 Comments

Kanttekeningen / Sidemarks

Kanttekeningen bij een databank documents our investigation into the inner workings of the database of BAM, the Flemish institute for visual, audiovisual and media art. To visualise the data stored, we wrote a plugin in Inkscape, manually generated graphs and scripted .svg – you can read everything about what we found and how we worked […]

Inkscape plugins in Python

February 17th, 2008 · Tags: · · · 7 Comments

Inkscape allows python scripts to be used as effects plugins. In a nutshell: you use the DOM to create / manipulate the structure of the SVG document and use CSS properties to style — so there’s quite some overlap with “regular” CGI & web programming. This example (circles) is based on the example given on […]

Inkscape + xslt = dynamic workflow

September 8th, 2007 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on Inkscape + xslt = dynamic workflow

Use Inkscape and XSLT to Create Cross-Platform Reports and Forms, an article by Chad Files on the Linux Journal website that details a workflow to produce dynamic forms and reports for both print and web using Inkscape and Xslt. Description of the problem and requirements: Health-care claims are very intricate (Figure 1). Many boxes and […]

Canadian Printing Breakfast – Impressions canadiennes au petit-déjeuner

June 10th, 2007 · Tags: · · · · · Comments Off on Canadian Printing Breakfast – Impressions canadiennes au petit-déjeuner

Samedi 16 Juin Nepomuk Bar – City Mine(d) – Rue Saint-Jean Nepomucen, 17, Bruxel Click here for English Open Source Publishing est fier de vous inviter à son petit-déjeuner canadien, où vous seront servies leurs dernières aventures dans le monde des Logiciels Libres. Au menu: mise en page animée d’un conte de fée, programmeur chercheur […]

Kissing Frogs

April 25th, 2007 · Tags: · · 1 Comment

Sneak preview of what New OSP might look like:

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 […]