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November 28, 2012 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Acorde in Use, Architecture, Austria, Book, Book Design, Josef Frank, Metroverlag, Peter Duniecki, Publishing house, Vienna

Josef Frank’s writings set in Acorde

The bilingual book Josef Frank: Writings is a complete collection of all published writings of Austrian architect Josef Frank, one of the main protagonists of Classical Modernism. It comes in two volumes and consists of nearly 900 pages in total. Since the whole publication is entirely set in Acorde, it is probably amongst the publications where Acorde’s workhorse qualities can be judged most easily.

Both covers of the two-volume book show the enlarged signature of Josef Frank.


The two-volume book was designed by Austrian book designer Peter Duniecki who explains his choice of Acorde as follows. »Die verwendete Schrift spiegelt die Zeit der Wiener Moderne. Modern, klar, nicht so hart, runder, eben wienerischer als die Internationale Moderne. Ihre hervorragende Lesbarkeit würde Josef Frank zu schätzen wissen.« (The chosen typeface reflects the era of Viennese Modernism. Modern, pure, not so hard, rounder, just more Viennese than the International Modernism. Josef Frank would appreciate its outstanding legibility.)

Various impressions of the publication on Josef Frank’s writings, designed by Peter Duniecki.
November 19, 2012 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Acorde in Use, Austria, Book, facultas.wuv, Martin Tiefenthaler, Publishing house, Vienna

Publishing house facultas.wuv features Acorde

The Viennese publishing house facultas.wuv uses two italic styles of Acorde as the main dynamic visual element on the cover of one of their newest publications, a reference book of political science. The publication, entitled Theoriearbeit in der Politikwissenschaft (Academic Writing in Political Science) addresses the demands of students in political science doing their master’s studies. The book cover was designed by Austrian designer Martin Tiefenthaler.

Cover of the book Theoriearbeit in der Politikwissenschaft (Academic Writing in Political Science). The italic styles of Acorde establish a dynamic contrast to the static photograph.
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.
June 8, 2011 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Austria, DA Mitteilungen, Design Austria, Magazine, Making of, Stefan Willerstorfer, The making of Acorde

DA Mitteilungen presents The making of Acorde

Since my article about the making of Acorde raised a lot of interest on the world’s most popular typography blog, I Love Typography (ILT), during autumn last year, I decided to translate the article to German and to make it specially available to Austrian designers with an interest in type and typography as well.

The article was published by Design Austria, Austria’s professional association and service organisation representing the interests of designers from all creative disciplines, appearing in its quarterly published journal DA Mitteilungen (issue No. 2/2011).

The cover of DA Mitteilungen issue No. 2/2011. Double page spread showing the article on Acorde.
December 23, 2010 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Austria, Corporate publishing, Egger & Lerch, Magazine, Periodicum, Review, Stefan Willerstorfer

Austrian publishing magazine Periodicum presents Acorde

Vielgesichtiges Schriftbild (multifaceted type) is the title of Christian Gutschi’s article on the type family Acorde in the current issue of Periodicum (No. 2/2010), the bi-annual magazine by the corporate publishing company Egger & Lerch.

Gutschi emphasises Acorde’s workhorse qualities and its applicability for various applications, conditions and sizes as the article’s title already suggests. The article also gives information on the development process of the typeface and comments on various characteristics of Acorde.

Cover of the publishing magazine Periodicum issue No. 2/2010. Pages showing the article inside the magazine.
December 22, 2010 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Acorde in Use, Austria, Book, Edition a, Publishing house, Vienna

Publishing house edition a relies on Acorde

The Viennese publishing house, edition a, uses the type family Acorde as one of the main visual elements on two of their books’ covers and as the headline typeface inside these two books.

One of the books is called Donnerwetter, a non-fiction book on weather by Austrian TV weather presenter Marcus Wadsak, the other one Vorsicht Vertrauen, a non-fiction book on economics by Manfred Berger and Arne Johannsen.

The covers of the two non-fiction books are entirely set in Acorde.