Open Source Publishing: Design tools for designers

Open Source Publishing is a graphic design caravan that uses only Free Software tools. Closely affiliated with the Brussels based digital culture foundation Constant, OSP was created in 2006 as an experimental project to test the possibilities and realities of doing graphic design using an expanding range of Free Software tools. Over time it has grown into a diverse collaborative practice. In 2013 OSP has become an association independent from Constant.

OSP is serious about testing the possibilities and limitations of Open Source software in a professional design environment, without expecting to find the same experience as the ones we are used to. In fact, OSP is interested in experimenting with everything that shows up in the cracks.


Related events

RELEARN: Libre Graphics Summer School

2013
The design caravan Open Source Publishing invites you for a design education experiment this summer — from 26 until 30 August 2013 By and large, graphic design students bring a laptop to school, (...)

OSP Public Meet

2012
OSP (Open Source Publishing) is a graphic design collective that uses only Free, Libre and Open Source Software. At the first OSP Public Meet you are invited to finally discover 9000 km of (...)

Libre Graphics Meeting 2011

2011
OSP will participate in the 6th Libre Graphics Meeting in Montreal with three talks and also co-organises a workshop weekend and an exhibition in StudioXX. LGM is an opportunity for give (...)

PA/PER VIEW: Assembly

2011
For the annual art book fair PA/PER VIEW, Agency (Kobe Matthijs) speculates on the question: How to include book making in art practices? How are typeface designers, book binders, lay-outers, (...)

Territorial Practice

2010
A two day workshop on F/LOSS cartographic tactics Even if cartography is generally produced from a bird’s eye perspective, details cannot be drawn from a remote location; they must be (...)

OSP @ Open Design Week

2011
5 members of the design-collective OSP travel to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to participate in Open Design Week. From 3-10 April they tour through the Mekong Delta to meet local F/LOSS fans (...)

Territorial Practice

2010
A two day workshop on F/LOSS cartographic tactics at the Israeli Center for Digital Art in the framework of the International Conference ’Open Sources versus Military Culture?’ organised by Tsila (...)

OSP/Nancy@Make Art

2010
The theme of the 2010 edition of the Make Art festival is in-between design: rediscovering collaboration in digital art. OSP will give a presentation and will be part of the exhibition with the (...)

Fernand Baudin Prize on tour

2010
The Constant book Tracks in elect(ron)ic fields won a Fernand Baudin Prize in 2009. This month, the accompanying exhibition travels to Paris for the avant-première of a tour throughout (...)

OSP-foundry

2010
July 1st marks the long awaited launch of OSP-foundry, a small but growing collection of Libre Fonts designed by OSP with other type collaborators. Complete typefaces, typographic thoughts, works (...)