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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.
Acorde webfonts are finally available for purchase
Long-awaited by users around the globe and by all people with a passion for humanist sans serifs: Acorde webfonts are finally available for purchase. Since quality always comes first at Willerstorfer Font Foundry, Acorde webfonts were carefully developed and tested. The careful hinting of the core character set was done by German hinting expert Tim Ahrens.
A purchase of Acorde webfonts will greatly contribute to a company’s professionalism and recognisability. New customers now have the possibility to purchase Acorde desktop fonts and Acorde webfonts at the same time, resulting in a generous 50% discount on the lower priced item. Acorde webfonts are exclusively available at willerstorfer.comAll 14 styles of Acorde are available for web use.
Interview in Chinese design magazine Design 360°
Asia remains a great terrain for us, our typefaces and our expertise. Next to having two major newspaper clients in India (Mid-Day, Mumbai) and in the Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer) who use Sindelar as their text face on a daily basis in their print editions, strong interest in our work has also emerged in China.
We were approached by the concept and design magazine Design 360° based in Guangzhou, China, to express our views on quality, legibility, and proper use of western type families. Design 360° is a bi-monthly design magazine published by Sandu Publishing Co. Ltd. dedicated to international design concepts and featuring outstanding worldwide designers. Issue no. 64 is focused on western typeface design in order to live up to the emergent relevance of western typefaces and western typography in China.The cover of issue no. 64 of Design 360° focusing on western type design. The interview is published bilingually in Chinese and English.
Various impressions of the interview in the concept and design magazine Design 360°.
It was a pleasure and a great honour for me to be one of only four western type designers who was asked to talk about their work and their opinions in order to contribute to the knowledge and understanding of western type design among Chinese graphic designers.
Sindelar is the Best Work of Applied Typography 26
We have already announced it in December and now you can have a look for yourself: Sindelar is the Best Work in the typeface category of Applied Typography 26 and therefore featured in the Japan Typography Yearbook 2016. Enjoy!Various impressions of the Japan Typography Yearbook 2016.
Interview in German design magazine Novum
Recently I was interviewed at length by German design magazine Novum. The interview is published in the current issue (07.16) and is available in German and in English. It covers varied issues such as design trends, bespoke typefaces, renowned design prizes, and the work currently being done at Willerstorfer Font Foundry. Recommended reading!The interview is published bilingually in German and English.
Sindelar wins Communication Arts Award of Excellence
In case you have not seen it yet: That’s what Sindelar looks like in the Communication Arts Typography Annual 6. Sindelar is presented as a winner of Communication Arts’ Typography Competition 2016. Not only on the double page spread but even on the annual’s cover representing T, Y, A, N, and L.Various impressions of the Communication Arts Typography Annual 6.