Exhibition 60 Years of Forte

Exhibition 60 Years of Forte


Author: Tessa Breuer

On September 28th, the opening of the exhibition 60 Years of Forte, which honors the typeface of the same name, took place in Vienna. Forte, this living typeface, has been used, abused, and often overused for over six decades, since it was published by The Monotype Corporation in 1962. Its designer, Karl Reißberger, has been little known until now. The exhibition 60 Jahre Forte—Die Schrift, die alle kennen (60 Years of Forte) traces the genesis of the “typeface everyone knows” through Reißberger’s early posters, original designs, and advertising materials.

“I am pleased that with this exhibition and publication we have been able to give Forte, probably Austria’s most widespread cultural export worldwide, the recognition it has long deserved. Toshi Omaragi’s revision of the typeface for Microsoft will ensure that it continues to find global use over the next 60 years.” — Tom Koch (Editor)

The exhibition can be visited at designforum Wien until October 26th.

Find the publication finding Forte here.

60 Years of Forte

September 28th–October 26th, 2022

designforum Vienna Q21/MQ
Museumsplatz 1/Hof 7
1070 Vienna

Picture ©: Stephan Doleschal

Exhibition 60 Years of Forte

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