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December 7, 2015 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Award, DDC, DDC Award, Deutscher Designer Club, Excellent Arts, Frankfurt, German Designer Club, Germany, Good Design 16, Gute Gestaltung 16, Industrie- und Handelskammer, Sindelar, Stefan Willerstorfer

Sindelar wins a DDC Award in Frankfurt

The success story continues: On the 4th of December at the Industrie- und Handelskammer (the former stock exchange building) in Frankfurt it became official that Sindelar is a winning entry in the renowned design competition Gute Gestaltung 16 (Good Design 16). The design competition is traditionally organised by the DDC (Deutscher Designer Club) and is divided in different categories.


Sindelar succeeded in the Excellent Arts category and expands our trophy collection by the renowned DDC Award. I personally enjoyed the award ceremony and the pre-Christmas atmosphere in Frankfurt a lot.


November 17, 2015 Stefan Willerstorfer and Red Dot GmbH Red Dot GmbH Award, Berlin, Best of the Best, Communication Design, Designers’ Night, E-Werk, Germany, Gustavo Greco, Konzerthaus Berlin, Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, Red Dot Award, Red Dot Gala, Red Dot: Best of the Best, Sindelar, Stefan Willerstorfer

Sindelar was celebrated at the Red Dot Gala in Berlin

What a night. The Red Dot Gala in Berlin was a great and unforgettable experience. On the 6th of November 2015, the international creative scene celebrated the best of the best in the communication design industry. On stage at the Konzerthaus Berlin, the proud laureates of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015 accepted their awards in the presence of 1,400 guests.

The Konzerthaus Berlin was the noble venue of the Red Dot Award Gala 2015.


It was a great honour to receive the prestigious Red Dot Award: Best of the Best for Sindelar, the highly legible text face for news and media design. The award is a strong acknowledgement and a great motivation for designing even more font families of that outstanding quality here at Willerstorfer Font Foundry.

The award ceremony was hosted by Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot, who guided the audience through the evening in his charismatic and confident manner with the support of the jury members and laudatory speakers. After the Red Dot Gala, the legendary Designers’ Night started in Berlin’s E-Werk. DJ Chrissi D! from the Ruhr region kept the guests on the dance floor well into the wee hours. During the official after-show party, the exhibition Design on Stage was also shown, which presented award-winning communication design at an unparalleled level.

Stefan Willerstorfer receives the Red Dot Award: Best of the Best from juror Gustavo Greco and Red Dot founder Prof. Dr. Peter Zec. The after-show party Designers’ Night was hosted at Berlin’s E-Werk.


For all those who were unable to attend, the 82 winning works by the laureates of Red Dot: Best of the Best and Red Dot: Grand Prix will be on show in the Museum für Kommunikation from the 8th of November 2015. The exhibition Best Communication Design – Red Dot Winners Selection 2015, which also presents all award-winning projects in this year’s Red Dot: Agency of the Year, will run until the 10th of January 2016.

Various impressions from the Red Dot exhibition Design on Stage.
August 24, 2015 Stefan Willerstorfer and Red Dot GmbH Stefan Willerstorfer Award, Berlin, Best of the Best, Communication Design, Essen, Germany, Red Dot Award, Red Dot: Best of the Best, Sindelar, Stefan Willerstorfer

Red Dot Award: Best of the Best for Sindelar

The Red Dot Award and especially its premium distinction Best of the Best is one of the most respected design awards in the area of Communication Design. Winning this prestigious award for Sindelar is a great honour and a strong acknowledgement for the high quality of type design work done at Willerstorfer Font Foundry.

The international Red Dot jury chose the best entries of the year from a total of 7,451 submissions from 53 countries. There were in total 17 categories in which designers, agencies and companies could submit their projects. This year, the wide range of categories, stretching from Corporate Design and Apps through to Social Responsibility, offered the participants numerous opportunities to demonstrate their talent. However, it is not easy to convince the international panel of experts. Thus, the Red Dot jury only awarded the sought-after Red Dot: Best of the Best - the recognition of the highest level of design quality - 81 times.

Sindelar is among this illustrious group of premium design projects. If you have not had a look at Sindelar so far, convince yourself about its qualities here.

Stefan Willerstorfer wins the prestigious Red Dot Award: Best of the Best for Sindelar.
June 10, 2011 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Award, Designpreis Deutschland, Deutscher Designpreis, German Design Award, German Design Council, Germany, Rat für Formgebung, Stefan Willerstorfer

Acorde is nominated for the German Design Award 2012

The German Design Award (Deutscher Designpreis) is the most prestigious German design competition covering the disciplines of communication design and product design. It is organised by the German Design Council (Rat für Formgebung). Outstanding projects are nominated by an internationally renowned jury to participate in the competition. Only projects which have already won a well-respected design award are eligible for nomination. That is why the German Design Award is subtitled the Champions League of Design.

It is a great honour that Acorde is nominated for the German Design Award 2012 and competing with well-selected international design projects for this prestigious design award.

Nomination for the German Design Award 2012.
April 18, 2011 Stefan Willerstorfer D&AD Acorde, Award, British Design & Art Direction, D&AD, England, London, Stefan Willerstorfer, United Kingdom

Acorde succeeds at D&AD

The London-based organisation D&AD (formerly known as British Design & Art Direction) has been celebrating outstanding work in design and advertising for almost 50 years. It was founded in 1962 by a group of designers and art directors including David Bailey, Terence Donovan and Alan Fletcher.

In D&AD’s annual competition work is judged in 25 different award categories by 25 different specialist juries. Year after year the very best work is showcased in the renowned D&AD annual book. This year’s typography section features Acorde among a handful of carefully chosen typefaces.

The judging of the D&AD Awards in London.
April 15, 2011 Stefan Willerstorfer Japan Typography Association Acorde, Applied Typography, Applied Typography 21, Award, Grand Prize, Japan, Japan Typography Association, Stefan Willerstorfer, Tokyo

Acorde wins the Grand Prize of Applied Typography 21

Applied Typography is an international design competition organised by Japan Typography Association, Tokyo. The design competition awards prizes in about a dozen different typographic design categories such as editorial design, visual identity and type design. While Best Work awards are given to several selected entries receiving high ratings in each category, the Grand Prize is awarded only to a single work or designer in the competition judged as particularly outstanding.

As you can imagine, I feel very honoured by receiving the Grand Prize for the type family Acorde. »Its intelligent and broad-brushed element is very beautiful and the readability and visibility are of high grade, which resulted in getting everyone’s favour without reservations«, explains judging committee chairman Tsuyokatsu Kudo, about the jury’s decision to award Acorde the Grand Prize of this year’s design competition.

Judging committee chairman Tsuyokatsu Kudo opens the ceremony of Applied Typography 21. The Grand Prize of Applied Typography 21 goes to the type family Acorde.


Jury member Yoshimaru Takahashi states that »although the inclination to break with foundation is going around the present world of typography, the message of reconsidering its foundation to produce a high quality functional beauty can be seen in this work.« His colleague Toshiyasu Nanbu adds that Acorde is a typeface »that literally walks the royal road of typography.« I guess he is as curious as I am about where this road will further lead Acorde.

Yuki Nishimura reads out my written comment on winning the Grand Prize for Acorde. Group photo of award winners and jury members of Applied Typography 21. Chatting, eating and drinking at the party succeeding the official part of the ceremony.