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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.
Typefaces by Austrian Designers – No. 22: Acorde
Design Austria is the only professional association and service organisation in Austria representing the interests of designers from all creative disciplines. Among many other activities Design Austria publishes a popular series of type specimens called Schriften österreichischer DesignerInnen (Typefaces by Austrian Designers).
Issue No. 22 showcases the type family Acorde, presents all of its styles in various sizes (from small to large), its huge character set as well as the large number of supported OpenType features.The cover of the 22nd issue of Design Austria’s popular series of type specimens. Various impressions of the publication showcasing the type family 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.
Acorde wins the Joseph Binder Award in Bronze
The Joseph Binder Award is a biennial international design competition organised by Design Austria, Austria’s only professional association and service organisation representing the interests of designers from all creative disciplines. The jury of this year’s competition was chaired by Dutch design icon Gert Dumbar, and consisted of renowned international experts such as Lo Breier and Olaf Hajek.
Although Design Austria has been awarding the Joseph Binder Award since 1996, this year’s competition was the first one to have the category type design as a design discipline on its own. Introducing awards for this discipline reflects the growing significance and recognition of type design in Austria. It is a great honour that Acorde was one of the first typefaces to receive the highly respected Joseph Binder Award in this new category.Double page spread of the Joseph Binder Award catalogue showing Acorde.