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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.
October 7, 2016 Stefan Willerstorfer Philippine Daily Inquirer Adonis Durado, García Media, Makati, Manila, Mario García, Newspaper, Newspaper Design, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippines, Sindelar, Sindelar in Use, Tampa, United States

The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s new text face: Sindelar

Great news from Asia: The Philippine Daily Inquirer started using Sindelar as their new text face yesterday. The introduction of Sindelar was part of a comprehensive redesign of the newspaper done by the world-renowned media consulting firm García Media.

The Philippine Daily Inquirer is the most widely read broadsheet newspaper in the Philippines with a daily circulation of 260,000 copies. Here at the studio we can’t wait to receive one of these copies and get a closer look at the great role Sindelar plays in the new design.

Front page of the first issue of the redesigned Philippine Daily Inquirer.
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.
July 8, 2016 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Applied Typography, Applied Typography 26, Award, Best Work, Japan, Japan Typography Association, Japan Typography Yearbook, Sindelar, Stefan Willerstorfer, Tokyo, Yearbook

Sindelar is the Best Work of Applied Typography 26

We have already announced it in December and now you can have a look for yourself: Sindelar is the Best Work in the typeface category of Applied Typography 26 and therefore featured in the Japan Typography Yearbook 2016. Enjoy!

Various impressions of the Japan Typography Yearbook 2016.
June 28, 2016 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Flyer, Free of charge, Poster, Sindelar, Specimen, Type Family Sindelar, Type specimen

Order your printed Sindelar specimen free of charge

Are you looking for a poster for your studio wall or your living room? Then the Sindelar specimen might be of interest to you. It serves as a flyer informing you about Sindelar’s outstanding qualities and as a poster showing Sindelar’s characters in large size. Get in touch and order your printed Sindelar specimen free of charge.

The specimen serves as a flyer and as a poster.