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

LGM 2010: The Review

From May 27-30, more than 200 developers, designers and artists gathered in De Pianofabriek (Brussels) to discuss Free, Libre and Open Source Software for creative tools. Traveling from over 45 (...)

Publishing in convergence

As invited guest to the Empyre mailinglist, Andrew Murphie, Mat Wall" Smith and OSP will discuss design in relation to this months’ topic Publishing In Convergence. From the introduction by (...)


One day before the Libre Graphics meeting starts, Constant organises LG-school, aimed at teachers and students from art- and design schools in Belgium and abroad. LG-school is an intense day (...)

Dingbats Liberation Fest III: Nancy

The Dingbats Liberation Fest adventure continues in Nancy. Invited by the my.monkey gallery, OSP presents some of its works and will open a new workshop Dingbats Liberation Fest: into the grid. (...)


What happens when a talented team of illustrators, graphic designers and graffiti artists starts working with Open Source softwares like Gimp, Inkscape and FontForge? What if the experimental (...)

Libre Graphics Meeting 2010

From 27-30 May, Constant and De Pianofabriek host the international Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM), a yearly event where developers and users of graphics tools such as Gimp, Inkscape, Scribus and (...)

Fernand Baudin Prize 2009

The Constant book Tracks in elect(ron)ic fields won a Fernand Baudin Prize 2009. This exhibition in Brussels presents the bookawards and other nominations. Opening, award ceremony of the (...)

Puerto Cookbook

Puerto is a hospitable place in the centre of Brussels where homeless people can find help if they want to live independently. Every Monday they are welcome to come and eat a three course meal, (...)


As a contribution to the Nova festival ’Imaginary Property’ (more info soon at:, OSP presents a selection of animated scripts, instructional videos, (...)

Re-Print party: Quatre Quarts II

In the context of Open course / Open source, OSP performs a re-enactment of a print party that happened almost a year ago at the same location. OSP will change roles to serve another assorted (...)