After graduating from Schule für Gestaltung Luzern, Cornel Windlin moved to London to work with Neville Brody and in 1991 became art editor for THE FACE magazine. In 1993 he returned to his native Switzerland and started his own design practice in Zurich. He now works in Zürich and London.
Cornel Windlin's design work quickly won critical acclaim and has been widely published and exhibited. He works for large and small clients in both cultural and commercial fields. Together with Stephan Müller, he formed the digital font foundry Lineto to distribute his fonts. Lineto.com has since evolved into an international network of designers between Switzerland, New York, London, Tokyo, Stockholm, Vienna, and Berlin, establishing a platform for shared attitudes and common interests.
Among many other fonts, Windlin has created corporate typefaces for clients as diverse as Mitsubishi cars or the Herzefeld Memorial Trust, and a number of custom fonts for projects for Tate museums, Vitra, Kunsthaus Zürich, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, as well as various editorial projects.
[Cornel Windlin, April 2005]