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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, 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.
April 12, 2017 Stefan Willerstorfer Typographische Gesellschaft Austria, Helmut Buchberger Acorde, Andreas Pawlik, Anita Kern, Austria, Designforum, Exhibition, Martin Tiefenthaler, Museumsquartier, Opening, Sindelar, Subtext: Typedesign, 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.
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.