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September 10, 2012 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Germany, Karlsruhe, Magazine, Magma Brand Design, Slanted, Super families

Slanted #19 – Acorde is one of the super families

The current issue of the quarterly magazine Slanted (Typografie & Grafik Design) deals with large type families, so-called super families. Due to their wide range of different styles (various weights, as well as widths or optical sizes) they are able to perform a great variety of different tasks and provide the typographer with a huge set of tools to choose from.

Acorde is one of the selected super families. It offers a large amount of different weights and was designed to be perfectly suited to all different sizes, from small continuous text to large headlines and big signage. Next to the presentation of the selected super families, the magazine also shows a large amount of family photographs taking the term super family literally. Pictures of families from various places as well as portraits of royal families.

Cover of the current issue of the magazine Slanted focusing on super families. Royal family meets super family: Queen Victoria holds Acorde in her hands.
August 23, 2012 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Acorde in Use, Calendar, Germany, Mainz, Typodarium, Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz

Typodarium 2013 features Acorde on November 28

Typodarium 2013 is the fifth edition of a series of annual calendars edited by the duo Lars Harmsen and Raban Ruddigkeit and published by Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz. It is now available and features 365 typefaces (one per day) designed by more than 212 designers from 33 countries.

The typefaces for the fifth edition were selected by a renowned international jury consisting of Donald Beekman, Indra Kupferschmid, Dan Reynolds, Carlos Segura, and Panos Vassiliou. Acorde is one of the typefaces on display and has been allocated a nice task: It gives Thanksgiving Day (US) on Thursday November 28 a suitable typographic appearance.

The front side of November 28 shows three different styles of Acorde. The back side of November 28 contains a short description of Acorde.
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 Quayside Publishing 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, MyFonts.de, Review

Florian Hardwig reviews Acorde on MyFonts.de

MyFonts.de, the German branch of MyFonts.com, 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 MyFonts.de. Unfortunately the article is available in German only.


August 17, 2011 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Acorde in Use, 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 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.