Open Source Publishing
…makes graphic design using only free and open source software — pieces of software that invite their users to take part in their elaboration. Founded in 2006 in the context of Brussels art organisation Constant, OSP now comprises a group of individuals from different background and practices: typography, graphic design, cartography, programming, mathematics, writing, performance. It has won both the Most Beautiful Book of Flanders award and the Most Beautiful Book of Brussels/Wallonia award. True to their name, OSP publishes all the source files to its projects through its website.
LIbre Graphic Design Software
…is a burgeoning community of apps that not only allow you to not only avoid the expense of the Adobe catalogue, but to often contribute to the development of the app itself through Open Source licensing. Some of the most popular are Inkscape, which could be seen as something of an Illustrator alternative, digital painting tool Krita, 2D animation app Blender and online font design program Glyphr.