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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.
July 28, 2015 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, FreeTypography, Interview, Sindelar, Stefan Willerstorfer, Type Family Acorde, Type Family Sindelar, Typography Blog, Willerstorfer Font Foundry

Interview at FreeTypography’s Typography Blog

Recently I was interviewed at length by FreeTypography’s Typography Blog. If you are interested in learning more about my work and the motivation and values behind it, please head to FreeTypography.

Among other things you can read about the development of Acorde and Sindelar, their specific purposes and qualities, and the similarities these two type families have in common.

Read about Stefan Willerstorfer, his work, and his opinions at FreeTypography’s Typography Blog.
July 23, 2015 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Release, Sindelar, Sindelar webfonts, Stefan Willerstorfer, Type Family Sindelar, Webfonts

Sindelar webfonts are now available for purchase

I am pleased to announce the release of Sindelar webfonts. In order to retain Sindelar’s high legibility qualities, all webfonts were carefully developed and tested. Thus Sindelar is the ideal text face choice for newspapers and magazines, not only on paper but now on screen as well. Sindelar webfonts are exclusively available here at

All 18 styles of Sindelar are available for web use.
May 5, 2015 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, I Love Typography, ILT, John Boardley, Making of, Making Fonts: Sindelar, Stefan Willerstorfer, The making of Acorde, The making of Sindelar

I Love Typography presents the making of Sindelar

At there is a series of articles on the making of fonts. My contribution, Making Fonts: Sindelar, is the most recent article in this series. The article describes the requirements of newspaper typefaces in general and gives an insight into the specific decisions made during the development of Sindelar.

If you want to learn more about Sindelar and its qualities just take a look at the article at I Love Typography. A few years ago, shortly after the release of Acorde, an article on The making of Acorde was published at I Love Typography too.

One of the first sketches for Sindelar, dating from April 2009, Vienna.
January 30, 2015 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Acorde/Sindelar Bundle, Bundle, Release, Sindelar, Stefan Willerstorfer, Willerstorfer Font Foundry

Acorde/Sindelar Bundles are now available

Sindelar and Acorde complement each other perfectly. Thus many clients are interested in using both type families alongside one another. The Acorde/Sindelar Bundle reflects this demand and merges all 14 styles of Acorde and all 18 styles of Sindelar into an attractive bundle of 32 styles. All styles are fully equipped with a huge character set and numerous OpenType features.

In addition there is also a bundle of the small packages of Acorde and Sindelar available. It consists of four styles of Acorde and four styles of Sindelar. It is more easily affordable than the full bundle but also offers great design possibilities and still decreases the price per style.

December 8, 2014 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Release, Sindelar, Stefan Willerstorfer, Typeface, Type Family Sindelar, Type Family, Willerstorfer Font Foundry

Sindelar, a news and media text face, is now available

I am pleased to announce that after a long period of elaborate development, my second type family, Sindelar, is now available. It is the ideal text face choice for newspapers and magazines, comes in 18 styles and was designed between 2009 and 2014. Sindelar is published by Willerstorfer Font Foundry and is available for purchase here.

Sindelar, a news and media text face, is now available.

About Sindelar
Sindelar is a capable, contemporary text face addressing today’s news design requirements. Its large x-height, low contrast and robust serifs grant a high legibility in small sizes. The balanced, well chosen proportions make the typeface economic (i.e. space saving) without giving it a too narrow appearance. These characteristics make it the ideal choice for extensive text setting in newspapers and magazines – on paper and on screen (webfonts available soon).

Named after famous Austrian football (soccer) player Matthias Sindelar (1903–1939), one of the best players of his time, the typeface shares two major qualities with its namesake: their technical brilliance and their way of performing aesthetically to the last detail. The football player’s nickname Der Papierene (the Paper-man) elegantly refers to the media too.

Although optimised for small sizes, Sindelar’s low contrast and robust serifs give the typeface a strong impact and an unmistakable personality in larger sizes. Sindelar’s calligraphic influences can be noticed in the Italics best. The italic letters are inclined by slightly different angles, respecting the letters’ shapes and proportions and resulting in a balanced, yet vivid appearance. Sindelar comes in 18 styles – nine weights in Roman and Italic each. Each font is equipped with a huge character set of about 980 glyphs and various OpenType features.

Sindelar is the ideal text face choice for newspapers and magazines.

The comprehensive specimen PDF gives you an excellent overview of the type family Sindelar. It shows various samples of all styles, the full character set, and informs you of all supported OpenType features. Download the Sindelar Specimen PDF here.

Sindelar comes in 18 styles – nine weights in Roman and Italic each.