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February 12, 2013 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Austria, Design Austria, Schriften österreichischer DesignerInnen, Stefan Willerstorfer, Typefaces by Austrian Designers, Vienna

Typefaces by Austrian Designers – No. 22: Acorde

Design Austria is the only professional association and service organisation in Austria representing the interests of designers from all creative disciplines. Among many other activities Design Austria publishes a popular series of type specimens called “Schriften österreichischer DesignerInnen” (Typefaces by Austrian Designers).
    Issue No. 22 showcases the type family Acorde, presents all of its styles in various sizes (from small to large), its huge character set as well as the large number of supported OpenType features.

The cover of the 22nd issue of Design Austria’s popular series of type specimens. Various impressions of the publication showcasing the type family Acorde.
December 5, 2012 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Acorde in Use, Austria, Erich Monitzer, Exhibition, Germany, Most beautiful books of 2011, Schönste Bücher 2011, Switzerland, tga, The Netherlands, Typographic Society Austria, Typographische Gesellschaft Austria, Vienna

Acorde presents the most beautiful books of A/D/CH/NL

Like every year the Typographic Society Austria (tga – Typographische Gesellschaft Austria) shows the most beautiful books of Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands in cooperation with the Vienna Public Libraries and the Association of Austrian Book Trade.
    The most beautiful books of 2011 can be seen in the Central Library in Vienna from December 5, 2012 to February 4, 2013. Once again (since its introduction last year) the exhibition design is entirely set in the type family Acorde. Since Acorde is used for small text (labels, signs, flyers) as well as for large headlines, the exhibition design is a good example of Acorde’s suitability for all different sizes.

The flyer promoting the exhibition was designed by Austrian designer Erich Monitzer.
November 28, 2012 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Acorde in Use, Austria, Book, Josef Frank, Metroverlag, Peter Duniecki, Publishing house, Vienna

Josef Frank’s writings set in Acorde

The bilingual book “Josef Frank: Writings” is a complete collection of all published writings of Austrian architect Josef Frank, one of the main protagonists of Classical Modernism. It comes in two volumes and consists of nearly 900 pages in total. Since the whole publication is entirely set in Acorde, it is probably amongst the publications where Acorde’s workhorse qualities can be judged most easily.
    The two-volume book was designed by Austrian book designer Peter Duniecki who explains his choice of Acorde as follows. “Die verwendete Schrift spiegelt die Zeit der Wiener Moderne. Modern, klar, nicht so hart, runder, eben ‘wienerischer’ als die Internationale Moderne. Ihre hervorragende Lesbarkeit würde Josef Frank zu schätzen wissen.” (The chosen typeface reflects the era of Viennese Modernism. Modern, pure, not so hard, rounder, just ‘more Viennese’ than the International Modernism. Josef Frank would appreciate its outstanding legibility.)

Both covers of the two-volume book show the enlarged signature of Josef Frank. Various impressions of the publication on Josef Frank’s writings, designed by Peter Duniecki.
November 19, 2012 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Acorde in Use, Austria, Book, facultas.wuv, Martin Tiefenthaler, Publishing house, Vienna

Publishing house facultas.wuv features Acorde

The Viennese publishing house facultas.wuv uses two italic styles of Acorde as the main dynamic visual element on the cover of one of their newest publications, a reference book of political science. The publication, entitled “Theoriearbeit in der Politikwissenschaft” (Academic Writing in Political Science) addresses the demands of students in political science doing their master’s studies. The book cover was designed by Austrian designer Martin Tiefenthaler.

Cover of the book “Theoriearbeit in der Politikwissenschaft” (Academic Writing in Political Science). The italic styles of Acorde establish a dynamic contrast to the static photograph.
December 7, 2011 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Acorde in Use, Austria, Exhibition, Germany, Most beautiful books of 2010, Schönste Bücher 2010, Switzerland, tga, The Netherlands, Typographic Society Austria, Typographische Gesellschaft Austria, Vienna

Acorde presents the most beautiful books of A/D/CH/NL

Like every year the Typographic Society Austria (tga – Typographische Gesellschaft Austria) shows the most beautiful books of Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands in cooperation with the Vienna Public Libraries and the Association of Austrian Book Trade.
    The most beautiful books of 2010 can be seen in the Central Library in Vienna from December 7, 2011 to February 4, 2012. The exhibition design is entirely set in the type family Acorde. Since Acorde is used for small text (labels, signs, flyers) as well as for large headlines, the exhibition design is a good example of Acorde’s suitability for all different sizes.

Some impressions from the exhibition of the most beautiful books in Vienna.
June 8, 2011 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Austria, DA Mitteilungen, Design Austria, Magazine, Stefan Willerstorfer, The making of Acorde

DA Mitteilungen presents The making of Acorde

Since my article about the making of Acorde raised a lot of interest on the world’s most popular typography blog, I Love Typography (ILT), during autumn last year, I decided to translate the article to German and to make it specially available to Austrian designers with an interest in type and typography as well.
    The article was published by Design Austria, Austria’s professional association and service organisation representing the interests of designers from all creative disciplines, appearing in its quarterly published journal DA Mitteilungen (issue No. 2/2011).

The cover of the DA Mitteilungen issue No. 2/2011. Double page spread showing the article on Acorde.