Font Designer – Cornel Windlin

After graduating from Schule für Gestaltung Luzern, Cornel Windlin went to London in 1988 to work for Neville Brody and later became art editor for THE FACE magazine. In 1993 he went back to his native Switzerland and started his own design practice in Zurich. Cornel Windlin’s design work quickly received critical acclaim and has since been exhibited in museums and published in design books and all leading design publications. He has lectured in the US, England, Germany, Austria, Israel and Switzerland. He currently works as a designer and art director in both Zurich and London for several clients in both cultural and commercial fields. Cornel Windlin started desgining typefaces primarily for use in his own work while still at art school. Together with Stephan Müller, he founded the digital font foundry LINETO to distribute his fonts and those of an illustruous circle of friends. Lineto.com has evolved into a network of designers between Switzerland, New York, London, Tokyo, Stockholm, Vienna and Berlin, creating a platform for shared attitudes and common interests. Windlin has created corporate typefaces for clients as diverse as Mitsubishi cars or the Herzefeld Memorial Trust, or custom fonts for projects at Kunsthaus Zurich, Tate museums as well as various editorial projects.