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April 12, 2017 Stefan Willerstorfer Typographische Gesellschaft Austria, Helmut Buchberger Acorde, Andreas Pawlik, Anita Kern, Austria, Designforum, Exhibition, Martin Tiefenthaler, Museumsquartier, Opening, Sindelar, tga, Type Design, Typographic Society Austria, Typographische Gesellschaft Austria, Vienna

Austrian design exhibition Subtext: Typedesign in Vienna

Yesterday the opening of the design exhibition Subtext: Typedesign took place at the Designforum in Vienna’s Museumsquartier. The opening was a great success and attracted more than 500 people. The exhibition subtitled zeitgenössisch–lokal: contemporary–austrian showcases Austrian type designs from the last fifteen years and impressively documents the liveliness of the Austrian type design scene.

The exhibition is organised by the Typographic Society Austria (tga – Typographische Gesellschaft Austria) and was curated by Andreas Pawlik and Martin Tiefenthaler.

Anita Kern speaking at the opening in front of a poster showcasing Acorde and Sindelar.


At the opening Anita Kern, an Austrian graphic designer, writer, and profound expert on Austrian design history, spoke about the history and the current state of Austrian type design.

Even the Designforum’s entrance was crowded with visitors at the opening. This informative chart explains the workflow during the development of a type family.


Here at Willerstorfer Font Foundry we are proud that our award winning type families Acorde and Sindelar are part of this beautiful exhibition.


If you happen to be in Vienna use the opportunity to get more insights on Austrian type design and visit the exhibition at the Designforum. The exhibition will be on show until the 26th of May 2017. More detailed information is available here.

A selection of magazines, newspapers, books, and other products that use Austrian type families. Visitors at the opening looking at and discussing about Austrian type design.
February 22, 2017 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Acorde in Use, Architecture, Austria, Book, Book Design, California, DoppelHouse Press, Peter Duniecki, Publishing house, Los Angeles, Vienna, United States

Paul T. Frankl’s autobiography entirely set in Acorde

Another great example of Acorde in use: Paul T. Frankl’s autobiography offers a unique insight into the rise of American modernism from an insider’s point of view. It sheds light on Paul T. Frankl and his contemporaries as well as on Austrian and American culture in the first half of the twentieth century.

The book was edited by Christopher Long and Aurora McClain and designed by Austrian book designer Peter Duniecki. It is entirely set in Acorde.

Cover of Paul T. Frankl’s autobiography, set in Acorde. Various impressions of Frankl’s autobiography, designed by Peter Duniecki.
July 14, 2016 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Austria, Christian Sulzenbacher, Magazine, News, Sindelar, Sindelar in Use, Verlagsgruppe News, Vienna

Magazine News switched to Sindelar as their text face

Now that’s great news: Austrian magazine News switched to Sindelar as their primary text face. Good choice!

News is one of Austria’s biggest weekly magazines and the major news magazine in the country. It has a circulation of about 160,000 copies and covers various topics such as politics, business, culture, and sports.

Convince yourself of Sindelar’s qualities by having a look at News’ double page spreads.
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, Architecture, Austria, Book, Book Design, 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.

Both covers of the two-volume book show the enlarged signature of Josef Frank.


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.)

Various impressions of the publication on Josef Frank’s writings, designed by Peter Duniecki.