Loraine Furter and Eric Schrijver work with MICA Baltimore’s students, relaying the richness of online public domain resources by cataloguing and interpreting them.
Embracing the malleability of digital type, Open Source fonts allow one to open up, modify and appropriate their forms. Loraine Furter and Eric Schrijver work with MICA Baltimore’s students, remixing and extending Seb Sanfillipo’s Open Source typefaces.
See the results: http://fonts.github.io/typographic-collaboration/
2012/2013 invited designers at the ESAD Valence Grenoble
Drawing instructions; embodying the TURTLE relational drawing language for large scale typography
After Metahaven (2008/2009), Åbäke (2009/2010), Paul Elliman (2010/2011) and LUST (2011/2012), OSP Open Source Publishing are the the fifth collective to join the ESAD’s program as invited designers, giving workshops throughout the first semester.
May 16-20, 2012
A week of type, open source and procedural thinking. Learning to work with the command line, drawing a collaborative typeface through drawing instructions and writing scripts to modify existing Libre typefaces.
May 3-4, 2012
Even if a digital font is much more easily modified and reinterpreted than its counterpart in lead, most digital fonts are distributed under licences that prohibit modification and redistribution.
Visual Identity for Free Libre Open Source Software Arts Lab
The 19th century town house at Rue Gallait 80 is now known as Constant Variable. For three years, it will house an arts lab for free, libre and open source software. Next to the Open Source Publishing studio, there is an open video workshop and an open hardware workshop. The top floor houses a residency.
OSP has created a modular visual identity for Constant Variable. Using stickers with the VARIABLE logo and seperate keyword stickers representing Free, Libre, Open Source, Software and arts.
OSP has designed the 2012 program for Brussels based alternative radio station, Radio Panik (105.4 FM). The program (‘the grille’) is constructed through what is considered a type crime— horizontally squashing the text to make it fit.
Next to the design of the program, we constructed a web interface that provides a means for the employees of Radio Panik to generate cd covers and posters in the same style.
We debuted our new typeface Reglo on this job.
October 25, 2011
To give programming a productive place in your arts and design practice, you need to get to know programming culture, and, ideally, take part in (re)shaping it. To feel comfortable with being a programmer, you might want to change what a programmer is. With queering up I am not referring to homosexuality, but rather to an approach that undermines existing masculine, heteronormative ideals. An historical example would be Glam rock’s appropriation of the traditional ‘earnest’ masculine rock musician into the polysexual identity mirror palace created by musicians as David Bowie and Freddy Mercury.
5 and 6 december 2011
As part of the Networked Media Sampler course, OSP give a two day workshop at the Piet Zwart Institute, getting up close and personal with the bézier curves at the basis of the graphics software since the 1980ies, and the procedural drawing languages describing these curves (PostScript and friends).