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February 4, 2012 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Book, Quayside Publishing Group, Rockport Publishers, Stefan Willerstorfer, Typography Referenced, United States

Typography Referenced refers to Acorde

The book Typography Referenced is a comprehensive visual guide to the language, history and practice of typography. It is co-authored by Allan Haley, Richard Poulin, Jason Tselentis, Tony Seddon, Gerry Leonidas, Ina Saltz, Kathryn Henderson, and Tyler Alterman and published by Rockport Publishers, a member of the Quarto Group.

One chapter of the book presents the work of a selected group of influential type designers of the twenty-first century. It is an honour that my work is included in the book and that Acorde is shown in great detail.

The cover of the new and informative book Typography Referenced.
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 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.
November 1, 2011 Stefan Willerstorfer MyFonts Acorde, Florian Hardwig, Fontschau, Germany, MyFonts,, Review

Florian Hardwig reviews Acorde on, the German branch of, contains a gallery called Fontschau (Font Show), a place for exhibiting and reviewing outstanding typefaces. In his most recent review Florian Hardwig takes a close look at the type family Acorde.

Hardwig describes Acorde’s qualities, its range of applications and compares it with other sans serif typefaces. You can read Hardwig’s review in full length on Unfortunately the article is available in German only.

August 17, 2011 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Acorde in Use, Design Journal, Magazine, Review, Rolf Rehe, SND, Society for News Design, United States

Design Journal and Rolf Rehe recommend Acorde

The Design Journal is a bi-annual magazine covering the issues of news design and journalism. It is published by the Society for News Design (SND), an international organisation for news media professionals and visual communicators. SND was founded in 1979 and has about 1000 members worldwide.

In each issue the international newspaper designer Rolf Rehe recommends three typefaces which are appropriate for application in newspaper design. To give the Design Journal’s readers the possibility of judging the qualities of the typefaces themselves, the whole magazine is set in the recommended typefaces.

In the current issue (No. 112) Acorde is used as a secondary typeface for text as well as for headlines and gives proof of its wide applicability in various sizes. »It combines cool, geometric letter elements with the warmth of humanist sans forms. This results in a friendly yet assertive appearance«, states Rolf Rehe.

Cover of the summer issue of SND’s Design Journal entirely set in Acorde. Various impressions of SND’s Design Journal using Acorde.
July 29, 2011 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Acorde in Use, Calendar, Germany, Mainz, Typodarium, Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz

Typodarium 2012 features Acorde on January 26

The Typodarium 2012, a calendar edited by Lars Harmsen and Raban Ruddigkeit and published by Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz is now available and features 366 typefaces (one per day) designed by more than 250 designers from 32 countries.

In order to enhance the typographic quality of this year’s calendar, all entries were chosen by a renowned international jury consisting of Roger Black, Michel Chanaud, Yves Peters, Hubert Jocham, and Christian Schwartz. Acorde is one of the selected typefaces and performs the task of presenting Thursday January 26 with great pleasure.

The calendar comes with a box for collecting the torn off calendar sheets. The cover of the 2012 edition of the Typodarium calendar. The front side of January 26 shows three different styles of Acorde. The back side of January 26 contains a short description of Acorde.
June 10, 2011 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Award, Designpreis Deutschland, Deutscher Designpreis, German Design Award, German Design Council, Germany, Rat für Formgebung, Stefan Willerstorfer

Acorde is nominated for the German Design Award 2012

The German Design Award (Deutscher Designpreis) is the most prestigious German design competition covering the disciplines of communication design and product design. It is organised by the German Design Council (Rat für Formgebung). Outstanding projects are nominated by an internationally renowned jury to participate in the competition. Only projects which have already won a well-respected design award are eligible for nomination. That is why the German Design Award is subtitled the Champions League of Design.

It is a great honour that Acorde is nominated for the German Design Award 2012 and competing with well-selected international design projects for this prestigious design award.

Nomination for the German Design Award 2012.