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February 20, 2020 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Article, Book, Essay, Germany, Karlsruhe, Sindelar, Sketching, Slanted, Slanted Publishers, Yearbook, Yearbook of Type, Yearbook of Type 4

The new Yearbook of Type features White, Black. Gray!

I am happy to see my article, White, Black. Gray! – Why Sketching Matters, published in the new Yearbook of Type (#4 2019/20). It is part of a comprehensive series of instructive articles focused on various aspects of type design. My article appears at the beginning of the book in order to reflect that sketching happens at the beginning of the design process and provides the basis for a typeface’s development.

Cover of the Yearbook of Type 2019/20, published by Slanted Publishers.


The Yearbook of Type is a practical guide that helps typeface users to stay up to date with the latest type design trends and innovations. It showcases detailed presentations of more than 150 type families from around the globe. Highly recommended!

Double page spread presenting the article White, Black. Gray! – Why Sketching Matters.
July 10, 2016 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Germany, Karlsruhe, Magma Brand Design, Niggli, Sindelar, Slanted, Sulgen, Switzerland, Yearbook, Yearbook of Type, Yearbook of Type 2

Yearbook of Type 2 presents Sindelar

Two years after the Yearbook of Type 1, which showcased our type family Acorde, its successor is now on the market: the Yearbook of Type 2. It’s great to contribute to this beautiful compendium again with one of our type families.

Cover of the Yearbook of Type 2, published by Niggli.


The Yearbook of Type 2 presents new type families from around the globe on more than 400 pages. The book also contains a section with various essays and provides manuals and background information on technical aspects. The book was published by the renowned Swiss publishing house Niggli.

Double page spread showcasing Sindelar in great detail.
July 8, 2013 Stefan Willerstorfer Slanted Acorde, Germany, Karlsruhe, Magma Brand Design, Niggli, Slanted, Sulgen, Switzerland, Yearbook, Yearbook of Type

Yearbook of Type 1 presents Acorde

The Yearbook of Type 1 is an independent compendium of high quality typefaces published by the renowned Swiss publishing house Niggli. It presents a selection of more than 180 of the best contemporary type families on more than 450 pages.

The selected typefaces come from all over the world and were released during the last three years. The type family Acorde is one of the selected typefaces. Due to its name (starting with an A) the double page spread presenting Acorde appears in the front part of the book.

The cover of the first issue of Slanted’s Yearbook of Type. Various impressions of the first Yearbook of Type.
September 10, 2012 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Germany, Karlsruhe, Magazine, Magma Brand Design, Slanted, Super families

Slanted #19 – Acorde is one of the super families

The current issue of the quarterly magazine Slanted – Typografie & Grafik Design deals with large type families, so-called super families. Due to their wide range of different styles (various weights, as well as widths or optical sizes) they are able to perform a great variety of different tasks and provide the typographer with a huge set of tools to choose from.

Acorde is one of the selected super families. It offers a large amount of different weights and was designed to be perfectly suited to all different sizes, from small continuous text to large headlines and big signage. Next to the presentation of the selected super families, the magazine also shows a large amount of family photographs taking the term super family literally. Pictures of families from various places as well as portraits of royal families.

Cover of the current issue of the magazine Slanted focusing on super families. Royal family meets super family: Queen Victoria holds Acorde in her hands.