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Puzzling poster for die Graphische features Acorde
As you might know, Acorde was designed to be perfectly suited to all different sizes, from small continuous text to large headlines and big signage. Therefore its large application on this poster is a great example of Acorde’s display qualities. The poster is an advertisement for the renowned graphic design school, die Graphische, in Vienna.
At first sight the poster appears puzzling and you can only read Kryptisch? (Cryptic?) and Dann komm auf die Graphische! (Walk to/join the Graphische!). When you walk a few steps further towards the school (located opposite the poster) and look at the advertisement through a red glass you can suddenly read: Wir haben den Durchblick in der Gestaltung! (We have a clear view on design./We know about design.) The poster was designed by Lydia Körner. Great idea, Lydia!At first sight the poster appears puzzling. When you look at the advertisement through a red glass you can suddenly read more text. Acorde’s large application on this poster is a great example of its display qualities.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Kulturgeschichten Wien relies on Sindelar
As Viennese as it gets: Kulturgeschichten Wien is a quarterly magazine about Vienna with a specific thematic focus in every issue. The magazine’s first issue is dedicated to former Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I. whose death was commemorated for the 100th time in 2016.
The magazine is written, designed, typeset, and printed in Vienna. Even the main typeface is Viennese: The whole body text is typeset in Sindelar.Cover of the first issue of Kulturgeschichten Wien. Various impressions of Kulturgeschichten Wien, designed by Gernot Winter.
Netzwerk Zukunftsraum Land is typeset in Sindelar
Another great example of Sindelar in use: Netzwerk Zukunftsraum Land is a journal for rural development published quarterly by the association of the same name. The association was installed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management and acts on behalf of the Ministry.
Sindelar is used throughout the journal for body text as well as for headlines and subheadings in combination with a constructed sans serif typeface.Cover of Netzwerk Zukunftsraum Land, set in Sindelar. Various impressions of Netzwerk Zukunftsraum Land, designed by Andrea Neuwirth.
Austrian design exhibition Subtext: Typedesign in Vienna
Yesterday the opening of the design exhibition Subtext: Typedesign took place at the Designforum in Vienna’s Museumsquartier. The opening was a great success and attracted more than 500 people. The exhibition subtitled zeitgenössisch–lokal: contemporary–austrian showcases Austrian type designs from the last fifteen years and impressively documents the liveliness of the Austrian type design scene.
The exhibition is organised by the Typographic Society Austria (tga – Typographische Gesellschaft Austria) and was curated by Andreas Pawlik and Martin Tiefenthaler.Anita Kern speaking at the opening in front of a poster showcasing Acorde and Sindelar.
Even the Designforum’s entrance was crowded with visitors at the opening.
This informative chart explains the workflow during the development of a type family.
At the opening Anita Kern, an Austrian graphic designer, writer, and profound expert on Austrian design history, spoke about the history and the current state of Austrian type design.
A selection of magazines, newspapers, books, and other products that use Austrian type families.
Visitors at the opening looking at and discussing about Austrian type design.
If you happen to be in Vienna use the opportunity to get more insights on Austrian type design and visit the exhibition at the Designforum. The exhibition will be on show until the 26th of May 2017. More detailed information is available here.