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Wolfgang Homola

Designer | Austria

Wolfgang Homola is an independent type designer and graphic designer in Vienna. He worked several years for Bohatsch Visual Communication in Vienna and for Harper Collins Publishers in London. He holds an MA in Typeface Design at the University of Reading, UK.

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A new typeface for a new signage system

Session 32 | Room MIDE
Wednesday 28 October | 15:20 – 15:40

Duration: 20 minutes

When the building of the AK in Vienna, an institution that represents workers and employees, was being renovated and expanded, a new signage and wayfinding system was needed. The design concept for the new signage system sought both to respect the architectural style of the building (1950s modernism) and meet the requirements of the different user groups. Walter Bohatsch describes those considerations that informed the design of this signage system, and Wolfgang Homola shows the typeface he designed especially for this project – in order to make sure that the typeface would go well with the original lettering in the building.

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