Open Source Publishing – Graphic Design Caravan

Dingbat Liberation Fest II

Live · December 4th, 2009 ·

Friday December 11

Location: CASCO, Office for Art, Design and Theory Utrecht (NL)

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Marzipan production at the Dingbat Liberation Fest I

Marzipan production at the Dingbat Liberation Fest I

Next week, OSP is happy to re-play Dingbat kitchen with students from the Arnhem Academy of Art and Design.

Dingbats have sneaked into most computers nowadays. They’re as much a part of the Unicode Standard as the Roman Alphabet is. Dingbats are up for grabs; it’s just a matter of locating them on your harddisk. The font projects OSP develops and the dingbats they sample, function in a something that could perhaps be called a Commons. But how can we really get our hands on them? Let’s find out and liberate (y)our dingbats!


- 800 grams ground almonds
- 800 grams powdered sugar
- a bit of water
- almond essence
- rolling pin
- 1 large bowl
- 1 large spoon
- grease proof paper
- multiple installs of Inkscape
- cookie cutters
- a beamer (preferably 2 that can project side by side)
- an internet connection
- natural food coloring (3 different colors)
- a complete overview of the Unicode standard
- a complete set of Unicode numbers 2700–27BF including their descriptions, printed on paper slips and folded inwards
- 200 sheets of black paper (A4)
- 200 sheets of white paper (A4)
- 15 cutters
- glue
- 2 serving trays or 3 large plates
- tape
- 3 digital cameras
- cardboard or cutting mats

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