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* Polish road signage W drogę is drawn collectively based on photos collected on the way to Libre Graphics Meeting in Wrocław in 2009\. Three tactics are compared : by autotracing, by drawing the contour, and by geometrically drawing centerline.
http://ospublish.constantvzw.org/foundry/w-droge/
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* After some research on the DIN schriften at the Institute itself in 2008, some versions are redrawn from 1932 plates as fonts with a modularity by blocks, grid based. The centerline version is still to investigate.
http://ospublish.constantvzw.org/foundry/osp-din/
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* Starting around 2010, some refurbished Roland plotter are used to draw strokes using various pens. Ideally, text could be drawn with single lines letters. But regular fonts produces typically double strokes. Scribus page layout software could print manipulated Truetype fonts with open contours, and a hack prevent the automatic closing operation. Another more broad approach use the public domain Hershey typefaces as python script to simulate pseudo-fonts functions.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hershey_font
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* The Metafont format designed for TeX tend to describes characters by mathematical relationships. In 2013, OSP begins with Metadin to test out the modularity "by relationships" to design a revamped DIN family.
http://osp.kitchen/foundry/metadin/
![](http://osp.kitchen/api/osp.foundry.belgica-belgika/raw/documentation/metadin-tests.png)
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* Starting with 2013 Relearn summer school, various experiments are using autotracing by the centerline to generate stroke lettering.
http://relearn.be/2013/r/worksessions::gesturing-paths::notes.html
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![](http://osp.kitchen/api/osp.foundry.belgica-belgika/raw/documentation/din-stroke-showing.jpg)
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* Alfphabet font is a redraw in the nineties by the stroke from the plates of the old Belgian road signage. With no constrast and strict geometry. Published by steps in 2012 and 2014.
http://ospublish.constantvzw.org/foundry/alfphabet/
![](http://osp.kitchen/api/osp.foundry.belgica-belgika/raw/documentation/alfphabet-plate-sample.jpg)
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* Vernacular lettering by ingeneers with quite no contrast, like in the Belgika roof on a postcard from the beginning of the century in then-Elisabethville (Congo), share some characteristics with lettering by conceptual artists from the sixties. Enough to start discussions on how these shapes can fit with works of Vincent Meessen.
![](http://osp.kitchen/api/osp.foundry.belgica-belgika/raw/documentation/la-belgika-card.jpg)
![](http://osp.kitchen/api/osp.foundry.belgica-belgika/raw/master/documentation/la-belgika-card.jpg)
![](http://osp.kitchen/api/osp.foundry.belgica-belgika/raw/documentation/ferme-belgika.jpg)
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![](http://osp.kitchen/api/osp.foundry.belgica-belgika/raw/documentation/broodthaers-exclamation.jpg)
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* In 2012, Pinpin font is based by Harrisson on the Free Sans, a libre version able to replace the pseudo-neutral Helvetica, by hacking some endings to infect a copyrighted Belgian comic lettering spirit. That kind of neutrality or its post-version is not enough generic to generate a spiral design for the "shape makes practice makes shape makes" LGRU sticker. A basic set of geometric strokes are combined to produce two versions of each capital letter needed. The not-named-at-that-time Belgica is modular by strokes
![](http://osp.kitchen/api/osp.foundry.belgica-belgika/raw/documentation/pinpin-post-pinpin.png)
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Distortions in weight and at the tip of each stroke
![](http://osp.kitchen/api/osp.foundry.belgica-belgika/raw/documentation/shapes-variation.png)
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* Elected as most flexible generic font, Belgica is use as drawings for texts for Meessen posters, book in preparation, and its centerline no-weight specificity is more precisely used to design punchers to write three double letters in the copper OORRSS plate.
![](http://osp.kitchen/api/osp.foundry.belgica-belgika/raw/documentation/vincent-meessen-ocelles-poster.jpg)
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![](http://osp.kitchen/api/osp.foundry.belgica-belgika/raw/documentation/vincent-meessen-punchers.jpg)
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* Hershey Sans typeface is used to make a plotter write cartels for dozen of differents signature spelling produced in the begining of the twentiest century by Congolese artist Thela Tenduo, for its exhibition in duo with Vincent Meessen in Gent in 2014.
http://www.kioskgallery.be/media/kiosk/ENG_Exhibition-text_kopie.pdf
![](http://osp.kitchen/api/osp.foundry.belgica-belgika/raw/documentation/vincent-meessen-cartel.jpg)
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* In 2014, its relative simplicity is made at work with Ludi Loiseau and by Pierre Marchand for a program to generate monograms for the made.in social media project. An extended version is quickly derived. Another pseudo-font format is made of json shapes dynamically intertwined on web canvas.
![](http://osp.kitchen/api/osp.foundry.belgica-belgika/raw/documentation/made.in-3-monograms.png)
![](http://osp.kitchen/api/osp.foundry.belgica-belgika/raw/master/documentation/made.in-3-monograms.png)
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![](http://osp.kitchen/api/osp.foundry.belgica-belgika/raw/documentation/monogram-capture.png)
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* After the manual composition of Belgica shapes by graphic designer Delphine Platteuw for 'Personne et les autres' proposal by Vincent Meessen and Katerina Gregos for Venice Biennial 2015, the need for a font family to be used by Stefano Cernuschi at Mousse publisher with regular layout software become clear. Belgika, with its friezed contour Opentype fonts ghosts, is the first occurrence of it.
![](http://osp.kitchen/api/osp.foundry.belgica-belgika/raw/documentation/belgika-4-sample-fontforge.png)
![](http://osp.kitchen/api/osp.foundry.belgica-belgika/raw/master/documentation/belgika-4-sample-fontforge.png)
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