We got bit busy in May and had a couple lovely exchanges with Lím Collective & Kunsthal North, both based in Aalborg, Denmark. Here are a couple screenshots of the materials we developed for conversations and learning about Libre Graphics.
We hope to resume the activities sometimes in the future and till then please explore this website for documentation of all the work we’ve collectively done. Please note, archive is still in the making, so you may experience some glitches and hiccups – bear with us while we’re polishing all up.
Come join us and learn how to use community developed image editing software & make ace flyers, posters, stickers, booklets, zines & more.
For our July & August sessions we’re inviting all artists, community organisers and activist interested in Libre Graphics but not sure where to start. We’ll be focusing on three popular tools: Inkscape, Scribus and GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program). They are a great combo for making flyers, posters, web graphics, booklets and zines. We’ll explain the differences between them and show how to use them together.
All 3 are available for Windows, Mac and Linux. To get the most out of these sessions, please take a moment to download and install it in advance and look around the website for info on what we’ve been up to so far.
In our Summer solstice session we plan to do an open discussion of all the things we’ve covered so far about Gimp, Inkscape and Scribus. All 3 are available for Windows, Mac and Linux. To get the most out of the session, please take a moment to download and install it in advance and check our libregraphics.club archive for info on previous sessions.
In our first June instalment we’ll look at Scribus, a page layout program. This is aimed at all who are interested in Free software tools for desktop publishing. If you’d like to make a booklet, newspaper, zine or a multiple page pdf, this session is for you! We’ll explore Scribus by remixing very wonderful Libre Graphics Magazine.
Libre Graphics is a broad ecosystem of digital tools and creative practises in the areas of design, illustration, typography, layout, art, photography, publishing, cartography, animation and video.
Libre Graphics Club is an artist-led pilot project to develop and deliver a series of free workshops and open access online educational resource for experimentation with free/libre arts & technologies.
In collaboration with Furtherfield, Access Space, Common House and Antiuniversity, the project provides artist, community organisers and activists with exciting opportunities to explore Libre Graphics tools above and beyond those taught within the conventional art/design curriculums, so all can do more to enchant practice in these extraordinary times.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
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In this session Simone will be using Inkscape and the Trace Bitmap function to create a collage of images and explore colour. She will export an image to Gimp and explore the use of filters. The theme will be a kind of ‘Hidden Figures’ poster paying homage to Claudia Jones- founder of the Notting Hill Carnival. Time permitting, she will also demonstrate how to use the Inkscape Trace Bitmap function again to create a poster themed around housing activism. During this session, participants will share a poster, a flyer they have created or simply share a theme they have explored using a chosen free software or function.
There are a range of Libre Graphics programs available. We’ll be focusing on two popular tools for this session: Inkscape and GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program). They are a great pairing for making flyers, posters and web graphics. Inkscape and GIMP are both available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
To get the most out of the session, please take a moment to download and install them in advance: