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August 3, 2019 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Acorde in Use, Architecture, Austria, Book, Book Design, Football, Park Books, Peter Duniecki, Publishing house, Sindelar, Sindelar in Use, Soccer, Switzerland, Vienna, Zurich

Gerhard Hanappi book set in Sindelar and Acorde

Now that’s a project we are really happy about. The book about famous Austrian football (soccer) player and architect Gerhard Hanappi is entirely set in Sindelar and Acorde. The book was designed by Austrian designer Peter Duniecki and published by the Swiss publishing house Park Books.

Cover of Fußballer Gerhard Hanappi Architekt, set in Acorde.


Why are we so happy about it? First, the book is really well designed, and second, we love football. As you may know, the type family Sindelar is named after famous Austrian football player Matthias Sindelar. Interestingly Sindelar and Hanappi played at the two rivalling Viennese Clubs Austria Wien and Rapid Wien (not at the same time though). The book achieves something that in real life is not very likely: One player of Austria Wien supports a project by a player of Rapid Wien. The result of this collaboration is really convincing. Just have a look yourself!

Various impressions of Fußballer Gerhard Hanappi Architekt, entirely set in Sindelar and Acorde.
May 15, 2018 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Andreas Pawlik, Austria, Book, Catalogue, Exhibition, Martin Tiefenthaler, Niggli, Salenstein, Sindelar, Subtext: Typedesign, Switzerland, tga, Type Design, Typographic Society Austria, Typographische Gesellschaft Austria, Vienna

Exhibition book Subtext: Typedesign is now available

You want to know more about the thriving Austrian type design scene? In case you missed the popular type design exhibition, Subtext: Typedesign, which took place in Vienna in April and May 2017: The book accompanying the exhibition is now available for purchase at the renowned Swiss publishing house Niggli. It introduces and documents the designs of more than 50 designers and foundries working locally and worldwide and presents more than 450 pages of recent Austrian type designs.

Cover of the exhibition book Subtext: Typedesign. Double page spread showing a focused Stefan Willerstorfer at work.


As one of Austria’s leading foundries our work is showcased in the book in great detail. The typefaces in the book are not only shown as specimens but also in real use. In addition, the book contains a comprehensive text section in which well-known authors from various cultures and academic disciplines explore their relationships to type design. Definitely worth a read!

Double page spread presenting all 14 styles of Acorde. Double page spread showcasing Acorde in use. Double page spread presenting all 18 styles of Sindelar. Double page spread showcasing Sindelar in use.
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.
December 5, 2012 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Acorde in Use, Austria, Erich Monitzer, Exhibition, Germany, Most beautiful books of 2011, Schönste Bücher 2011, Switzerland, tga, The Netherlands, Typographic Society Austria, Typographische Gesellschaft Austria, Vienna

Acorde presents the most beautiful books of A/D/CH/NL

Like every year the Typographic Society Austria (tga – Typographische Gesellschaft Austria) shows the most beautiful books of Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands in cooperation with the Vienna Public Libraries and the Association of Austrian Book Trade.

The most beautiful books of 2011 can be seen in the Central Library in Vienna from December 5, 2012 to February 4, 2013. Once again (since its introduction last year) the exhibition design is entirely set in the type family Acorde. Since Acorde is used for small text (labels, signs, flyers) as well as for large headlines, the exhibition design is a good example of Acorde’s suitability for all different sizes.

The flyer promoting the exhibition was designed by Austrian designer Erich Monitzer.
December 7, 2011 Stefan Willerstorfer Stefan Willerstorfer Acorde, Acorde in Use, Austria, Exhibition, Germany, Most beautiful books of 2010, Schönste Bücher 2010, Switzerland, tga, The Netherlands, Typographic Society Austria, Typographische Gesellschaft Austria, Vienna

Acorde presents the most beautiful books of A/D/CH/NL

Like every year the Typographic Society Austria (tga – Typographische Gesellschaft Austria) shows the most beautiful books of Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands in cooperation with the Vienna Public Libraries and the Association of Austrian Book Trade.

The most beautiful books of 2010 can be seen in the Central Library in Vienna from December 7, 2011 to February 4, 2012. The exhibition design is entirely set in Acorde. Since Acorde is used for small text (labels, signs, flyers) as well as for large headlines, the exhibition design is a good example of Acorde’s suitability for all different sizes.

Some impressions from the exhibition of the most beautiful books in Vienna.