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February 22, 2019 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Acorde in Use, Advertisement, Austria, die Graphische, Graphische, Lydia Körner, Poster, Poster Design, Vienna

Puzzling poster for die Graphische features Acorde

As you might know, Acorde was designed to be perfectly suited to all different sizes, from small continuous text to large headlines and big signage. Therefore its large application on this poster is a great example of Acorde’s display qualities. The poster is an advertisement for the renowned graphic design school, die Graphische, in Vienna.

At first sight the poster appears puzzling and you can only read Kryptisch? (Cryptic?) and Dann komm auf die Graphische! (Walk to/join the Graphische!). When you walk a few steps further towards the school (located opposite the poster) and look at the advertisement through a red glass you can suddenly read: Wir haben den Durchblick in der Gestaltung! (We have a clear view on design./We know about design.) The poster was designed by Lydia Körner. Great idea, Lydia!

At first sight the poster appears puzzling. When you look at the advertisement through a red glass you can suddenly read more text. Acorde’s large application on this poster is a great example of its display qualities.
November 22, 2018 Stefan Willerstorfer Jana Madzigon, Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Austria, Design Austria, Designforum, Joseph Binder, Joseph Binder Symposium, Lecture, Sindelar, Sketch, Sketching, Speech, Symposium, Stefan Willerstorfer, Talk, Vienna

Speaking at this year’s Joseph Binder Symposium in Vienna

I was invited to speak at this year’s Joseph Binder Symposium which took place two weeks ago in Vienna’s Designforum. There were twelve talks by designers and illustrators in total. All of these talks focused on the value of the sketch during the development process.

The programme was diverse and very interesting and I personally enjoyed the pleasant atmosphere. My lecture was entitled Weiß, Schwarz. Grau! (White, Black. Grey!) and I emphasized the value sketches do play in the development of a typeface. It was a great experience to participate at the symposium as a speaker and also as a listener.

Stefan Willerstorfer emphasized the value of sketching in type design. This slide shows an early sketch of the letter a of the Sindelar family. This slide shows various sketches for the Italic styles of the Acorde family. The speakers of this year’s Joseph Binder Symposium in Vienna.
July 20, 2018 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Acorde in Use, Austria, Carinthia, Editorial Design, Helga Innerhofer, Journal, Magazine, Magazine Design, Market Town, Moosburg, Muntermacher, Sindelar, Sindelar in Use, Wojciech Czaja

Muntermacher is entirely set in our type families

Muntermacher, that’s what the quarterly journal of the market town of Moosburg in Carinthia (Austria) is called. A Muntermacher is a person or substance that wakes you up. And yes, it does. Great to see a journal from a small market town offering information to its inhabitants in such visual quality.

The magazine was conceived by Austrian architect and journalist Wojciech Czaja and by Austrian graphic designer Helga Innerhofer. As a foundry we are especially proud of this feature: The journal is entirely set in our type families Acorde and Sindelar which complement each other perfectly well.

Two covers of the quarterly journal Muntermacher. Various impressions of Muntermacher which perfectly show Acorde’s and Sindelar’s excellence.
May 15, 2018 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Andreas Pawlik, Austria, Book, Catalogue, Exhibition, Martin Tiefenthaler, Niggli, Salenstein, Sindelar, Subtext: Typedesign, Switzerland, tga, Type Design, Typographic Society Austria, Typographische Gesellschaft Austria, Vienna

Exhibition book Subtext: Typedesign is now available

You want to know more about the thriving Austrian type design scene? In case you missed the popular type design exhibition, Subtext: Typedesign, which took place in Vienna in April and May 2017: The book accompanying the exhibition is now available for purchase at the renowned Swiss publishing house Niggli. It introduces and documents the designs of more than 50 designers and foundries working locally and worldwide and presents more than 450 pages of recent Austrian type designs.

Cover of the exhibition book Subtext: Typedesign. Double page spread showing a focused Stefan Willerstorfer at work.


As one of Austria’s leading foundries our work is showcased in the book in great detail. The typefaces in the book are not only shown as specimens but also in real use. In addition, the book contains a comprehensive text section in which well-known authors from various cultures and academic disciplines explore their relationships to type design. Definitely worth a read!

Double page spread presenting all 14 styles of Acorde. Double page spread showcasing Acorde in use. Double page spread presenting all 18 styles of Sindelar. Double page spread showcasing Sindelar in use.
November 21, 2017 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Austria, Editorial Design, Culture, Gernot Winter, History, Magazine, Magazine Design, Sindelar, Sindelar in Use, Verlag Wirl, Vienna

Kulturgeschichten Wien relies on Sindelar

As Viennese as it gets: Kulturgeschichten Wien is a quarterly magazine about Vienna with a specific thematic focus in every issue. The magazine’s first issue is dedicated to former Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I. whose death was commemorated for the 100th time in 2016.

The magazine is written, designed, typeset, and printed in Vienna. Even the main typeface is Viennese: The whole body text is typeset in Sindelar.

Cover of the first issue of Kulturgeschichten Wien. Various impressions of Kulturgeschichten Wien, designed by Gernot Winter.
October 24, 2017 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Agriculture, Andrea Neuwirth, Austria, Austrian Federal Ministry, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Editorial Design, Journal, Sindelar, Sindelar in Use, Vienna

Netzwerk Zukunftsraum Land is typeset in Sindelar

Another great example of Sindelar in use: Netzwerk Zukunftsraum Land is a journal for rural development published quarterly by the association of the same name. The association was installed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management and acts on behalf of the Ministry.

Sindelar is used throughout the journal for body text as well as for headlines and subheadings in combination with a constructed sans serif typeface.

Cover of Netzwerk Zukunftsraum Land, set in Sindelar. Various impressions of Netzwerk Zukunftsraum Land, designed by Andrea Neuwirth.