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We were honoured by winning the prestigious Red Dot Award: Best of the Best.
We were honoured by winning the renowned
iF Design Award in Gold.

Willerstorfer Font Foundry is one of Austria’’s leading and most successful type foundries based in Vienna. Our first two releases, the type families Acorde and Sindelar, raised international interest and were critically acclaimed for their design and quality. Among the numerous trophies these type families have been awarded, are highly respected design prizes such as the prestigious Red Dot Award: Best of the Best, the renowned iF Design Award in Gold, the Communication Arts Award of Excellence, and the coveted German Design Award.

Addressing global and individual demands

Our type families are used around the globe for various purposes and in diverse circumstances. Their names are registered trademarks and the design of our type families are registered as design patents. For our customers, this means that they possess a product which is not only unique regarding its design but is also legally protected.

In order to stay in contact with our valued customers, we prefer that they purchase our font families directly at willerstorfer.com and we are happy to provide them with advice regarding different purchasing options. We are interested in hearing about our customers’’ requirements, needs, and wishes, be it extensions to existing font families in weight or character set, or new fonts addressing certain needs. Of course we also like to hear what our fonts are actually being used for. Feel free to send us samples or pictures of your font applications.

Accepting new challenges

Awards

iF Design Award in Gold (2016)
Red Dot Award: Best of the Best (2015/16)
German Design Award Winner (2016)
Communication Arts Award of Excellence (2016)
Best Work of Applied Typography 26 (2016)
    by Japan Typography Association, Tokyo
DDC Good Design Award 16: Excellent Arts (2015/16)
Communication Arts Award of Excellence (2011)
Grand Prize of Applied Typography 21 (2011)
    by Japan Typography Association, Tokyo
D&AD In Book Award (2011)
German Design Award Nominee (2012)
Tokyo TDC Award Nominee (2011)
Joseph Binder Award in Bronze (2010)
Ernest Hoch Award (2006)
Eulda – European Logo Design Award (2006)
Stefan Willerstorfer receives the Red Dot Award: Best of the Best from juror Gustavo Greco and Red Dot founder Prof. Dr. Peter Zec.
We were honoured by winning the coveted German Design Award.

We are proud of what we have achieved, feel happy about the work we are doing, and look forward to new challenges. There’’s always something interesting happening at Willerstorfer Font Foundry. If you want to be updated about new releases and the work currently being done at our foundry please stay in touch by following us on Facebook or subscribing to our newsletter.

About Stefan Willerstorfer

Stefan Willerstorfer was born in Vienna and studied design in Austria, in the Netherlands and in England. In The Hague (NL), at the Royal Academy of Art (Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten – KABK), he completed the Type Design course Type and Media with a Master of Design degree (MDes). At the University of Reading (UK) he completed the course in Information Design with a Master of Arts degree (MA).

In the middle of 2010 Stefan Willerstorfer founded the Willerstorfer Font Foundry with the aim of producing and distributing typefaces that meet the highest standards in terms of quality and endurance. As a typography expert, Stefan Willerstorfer has contributed to design projects for national and international clients in the media industry such as Axel Springer AG, Styria Medien AG (Večernji List), Oberösterreichische Nachrichten, Bertelsmann, and Hessische Allgemeine.

In addition to his design activities Stefan Willerstorfer has been teaching Design and Typography at the Höhere Graphische Bundeslehranstalt in Vienna since 2009. Furthermore he has given classes and lectures at the University of Reading, at the University of Applied Sciences Joanneum in Graz (Austria), and at the Advertising and Design Academy of WIFI Tyrol in Innsbruck (Austria).