Open Source Publishing – Graphic Design Caravan

In the pipeline

Works · April 16th, 2008 ·

With * new * OSP Yi Jiang we are currently working on typography and lay-out for CROSS-over: Kunst, Media en Design in Vlaanderen, a publication edited by Liesbeth Huybrechts and published by BAM / Lannoo.

The book is layed-out in Scribus and contains various database visualisations generated in Inkscape (in collaboration with Michael Murtaugh). It will go to print by the end of this month.

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  • 1. Joan M. Mas

    Apr 18, 2008 at 9:13 am

    I have been using Inkscape for some time and I am really curious about what you mention about data visualization. Inkscape is excellent for generating shapes, for example using a combination of autotracing, tiling clones and filtering colours, but what about this project? Are you using some custom script? Can you give some more details? thanks!

  • 2. Femke

    Apr 19, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Yes we are using multiple custom scripts and it works very well.
    We have created a php template which takes data from a database and produces a svg document with it. Than we use Inkscape’s connector network lay-out (align and distribute) and do final design and typography. We’re finishing the project right now and will try to publish the scripts here as soon as we find a bit of time. Curious what you will make of it!

  • 3. Femke

    Jun 10, 2008 at 8:06 am

    Hello Joan, here are all our scripts and try-outs: