The Wolpe Collection - Wolpe Fanfare

Set in Wolpe Fanfare™

The Story

Wolpe Fanfare is part of The Wolpe Collection of typefaces, and displays an unmistakable sense of energy with an all-caps, sans-serif character set that leans forward, urging the eye forward. The Wolpe Collection celebrates Berthold Wolpe’s outstanding body of work, and includes five iconic typefaces, digitized and updated by Toshi Omagari of the Monotype Studio. Initially designed for Fanfare Press, the Fanfare typeface packed more into a small space than most typefaces. It was a natural for book and movie titles, and more general branding. “Fanfare is such a fun typeface,” says Toshi. “It was my happiest discovery when I was digging through the Monotype archive. I came across it and had to check the designer’s name.” No wonder: the Fanfare typeface, brimming with energy and optimism, is not a style you’d immediately associate with Berthold Wolpe, who best known for Albertus. Albertus is serious, classical and monumental, while Fanfare is modern, light and playful. Eighty years on, the Fanfare typeface needed to be digitized and updated to serve a full range of modern applications. Toshi designed six weights - light, thin, regular, bold, black and inline - all of which preserve the character of the original letterforms. “I wanted to do more than digitize the original weight,” says Toshi. “It’s surprisingly modern, and its skeleton, its basic structure, is so beautiful.” To complete the Wolpe Fanfare font set, he added Greek and Cyrillic characters.

The Typeface

Wolpe Fanfare - Latin

Latin - Lowercase

  • a
  • b
  • c
  • d
  • e
  • f
  • g
  • h
  • i
  • j
  • k
  • l
  • m
  • n
  • o
  • p
  • q
  • r
  • s
  • t
  • u
  • v
  • w
  • x
  • y
  • z

Latin - Lowercase Ligatures

  • æ
  • œ

Latin - Uppercase

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • I
  • J
  • K
  • L
  • M
  • N
  • O
  • P
  • Q
  • R
  • S
  • T
  • U
  • V
  • W
  • X
  • Y
  • Z

Latin - Uppercase Ligatures

  • Æ
  • Œ

Latin - Ordinal Indicators

  • ª
  • º

Latin - Spacing Modifier Letters

  • ʼ
  • ˆ
  • ˇ
  • ˉ
  • ˘
  • ˙
  • ˚
  • ˛
  • ˜
  • ˝

Latin - Combining Marks

  • ̀
  • ́
  • ̂
  • ̃
  • ̄
  • ̆
  • ̇
  • ̈
  • ̊
  • ̋
  • ̌
  • ̓
  • ̦
  • ̧
  • ̨

Latin - Quotation Marks

  • «
  • »
  • "

Latin - Brackets

  • (
  • )
  • [
  • ]
  • {
  • }

Latin - Dashes

  • -

Latin - Connectors

  • _

Latin - Other

  • !
  • "
  • #
  • %
  • &
  • '
  • *
  • ,
  • .
  • /
  • :
  • ;
  • ?
  • \@
  • \
  • ¡
  • §
  • ·
  • ¿
  • ;
  • ·

Wolpe Fanfare - Extended Latin

Extended Latin - Lowercase

  • ß
  • à
  • á
  • â
  • ã
  • ä
  • å
  • æ
  • ç
  • è
  • é
  • ê
  • ë
  • ì
  • í
  • î
  • ï
  • ð
  • ñ
  • ò
  • ó
  • ô
  • õ
  • ö
  • ø
  • ù
  • ú
  • û
  • ü
  • ý
  • þ
  • ÿ
  • ā
  • ă
  • ą
  • ć
  • ĉ
  • ċ
  • č
  • ď
  • đ
  • ē
  • ĕ
  • ė
  • ę
  • ě
  • ĝ
  • ğ
  • ġ
  • ģ
  • ĥ
  • ħ
  • ĩ
  • ī
  • ĭ
  • į
  • ı
  • ij
  • ĵ
  • ķ
  • ĸ
  • ĺ
  • ļ
  • ľ
  • ŀ
  • ł
  • ń
  • ņ
  • ň
  • ʼn
  • ŋ
  • ō
  • ŏ
  • ő
  • œ
  • ŕ
  • ŗ
  • ř
  • ś
  • ŝ
  • ş
  • š
  • ţ
  • ť
  • ŧ
  • ũ
  • ū
  • ŭ
  • ů
  • ű
  • ų
  • ŵ
  • ŷ
  • ź
  • ż
  • ž
  • ſ
  • ƒ
  • ǻ
  • ǽ
  • ǿ
  • ș
  • ț
  • ȷ

Extended Latin - Uppercase

  • À
  • Á
  • Â
  • Ã
  • Ä
  • Å
  • Æ
  • Ç
  • È
  • É
  • Ê
  • Ë
  • Ì
  • Í
  • Î
  • Ï
  • Ð
  • Ñ
  • Ò
  • Ó
  • Ô
  • Õ
  • Ö
  • Ø
  • Ù
  • Ú
  • Û
  • Ü
  • Ý
  • Þ
  • Ā
  • Ă
  • Ą
  • Ć
  • Ĉ
  • Ċ
  • Č
  • Ď
  • Đ
  • Ē
  • Ĕ
  • Ė
  • Ę
  • Ě
  • Ĝ
  • Ğ
  • Ġ
  • Ģ
  • Ĥ
  • Ħ
  • Ĩ
  • Ī
  • Ĭ
  • Į
  • İ
  • IJ
  • Ĵ
  • Ķ
  • Ĺ
  • Ļ
  • Ľ
  • Ŀ
  • Ł
  • Ń
  • Ņ
  • Ň
  • Ŋ
  • Ō
  • Ŏ
  • Ő
  • Œ
  • Ŕ
  • Ŗ
  • Ř
  • Ś
  • Ŝ
  • Ş
  • Š
  • Ţ
  • Ť
  • Ŧ
  • Ũ
  • Ū
  • Ŭ
  • Ů
  • Ű
  • Ų
  • Ŵ
  • Ŷ
  • Ÿ
  • Ź
  • Ż
  • Ž
  • Ə
  • Ǻ
  • Ǽ
  • Ǿ
  • Ș
  • Ț

Wolpe Fanfare - Greek and Coptic

  • ʹ
  • ͵
  • ;
  • ΄
  • ΅
  • Ά
  • ·
  • Έ
  • Ή
  • Ί
  • Ό
  • Ύ
  • Ώ
  • ΐ
  • Α
  • Β
  • Γ
  • Δ
  • Ε
  • Ζ
  • Η
  • Θ
  • Ι
  • Κ
  • Λ
  • Μ
  • Ν
  • Ξ
  • Ο
  • Π
  • Ρ
  • Σ
  • Τ
  • Υ
  • Φ
  • Χ
  • Ψ
  • Ω
  • Ϊ
  • Ϋ
  • ά
  • έ
  • ή
  • ί
  • ΰ
  • α
  • β
  • γ
  • δ
  • ε
  • ζ
  • η
  • θ
  • ι
  • κ
  • λ
  • μ
  • ν
  • ξ
  • ο
  • π
  • ρ
  • ς
  • σ
  • τ
  • υ
  • φ
  • χ
  • ψ
  • ω
  • ϊ
  • ϋ
  • ό
  • ύ
  • ώ

Wolpe Fanfare - Cyrillic

  • Ѐ
  • Ё
  • Ђ
  • Ѓ
  • Є
  • Ѕ
  • І
  • Ї
  • Ј
  • Љ
  • Њ
  • Ћ
  • Ќ
  • Ѝ
  • Ў
  • Џ
  • А
  • Б
  • В
  • Г
  • Д
  • Е
  • Ж
  • З
  • И
  • Й
  • К
  • Л
  • М
  • Н
  • О
  • П
  • Р
  • С
  • Т
  • У
  • Ф
  • Х
  • Ц
  • Ч
  • Ш
  • Щ
  • Ъ
  • Ы
  • Ь
  • Э
  • Ю
  • Я
  • а
  • б
  • в
  • г
  • д
  • е
  • ж
  • з
  • и
  • й
  • к
  • л
  • м
  • н
  • о
  • п
  • р
  • с
  • т
  • у
  • ф
  • х
  • ц
  • ч
  • ш
  • щ
  • ъ
  • ы
  • ь
  • э
  • ю
  • я
  • ѐ
  • ё
  • ђ
  • ѓ
  • є
  • ѕ
  • і
  • ї
  • ј
  • љ
  • њ
  • ћ
  • ќ
  • ѝ
  • ў
  • џ
  • Ґ
  • ґ
  • Ғ
  • ғ
  • Җ
  • җ
  • Қ
  • қ
  • Ҝ
  • ҝ
  • Ң
  • ң
  • Ү
  • ү
  • Ҳ
  • ҳ
  • Ҹ
  • ҹ
  • Һ
  • һ
  • Ӏ
  • ӏ
  • Ә
  • ә
  • Ө
  • ө

Wolpe Fanfare - Math & Numbers, Symbols, and More

Math & Numbers, Symbols, and More - Numerals

  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • ¼
  • ½
  • ¾

Math & Numbers, Symbols, and More - Superscripts and Subscripts

  • ¹
  • ²
  • ³

Math & Numbers, Symbols, and More - Currency

  • $
  • ¢
  • £
  • ¤
  • ¥
  • ƒ

Math & Numbers, Symbols, and More - Mathematical

  • +
  • <
  • =
  • >
  • |
  • ~
  • ¬
  • ±
  • ×
  • ÷

Math & Numbers, Symbols, and More - Modifier

  • ^
  • `
  • ¨
  • ¯
  • ´
  • ¸
  • ˘
  • ˙
  • ˚
  • ˛
  • ˜
  • ˝
  • ͵
  • ΄
  • ΅

Math & Numbers, Symbols, and More - Other

  • ¦
  • ©
  • ®
  • °

The Designers

Berthold Wolpe

Berthold Wolpe

Berthold Wolpe helped shape graphic design in post-war Europe. His book jackets, with their intense colour and vivacious typography, were way ahead of their time, and his Albertus® typeface continues to be widely admired and used by designers today.

He escaped Nazi persecution in Germany in 1935, moving to London where he created the Albertus, SachsenwaldT™ and Pegasus™ typefaces for Monotype, and in 1941 joined Faber & Faber, where he designed more than 1,500 book covers over the course of three decades.

Wolpe went on to teach at Camberwell School of Art and the Royal College of Art, as well as designing a masthead for The Times in 1966. Warm, animated, scholarly and intensely curious, Wolpe was held in esteem and affection by colleagues and collaborators. He was made a Royal Designer for Industry in 1959, awarded the OBE in 1983 and died in 1989.

Toshi Omagari

Toshi Omagari

Toshi Omagari joined Monotype in 2012, after studying typography at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, and completing an MA in typeface design at the University of Reading. With a keen interest in font development, Omagari has worked on several major type projects for Monotype including resurrecting a ‘lost’ typeface to create Neue Haas Unica™ and updating the hand of WA Dwiggins to create Metro® Nova. He’s also designed a fashion-led branding typeface for H&M, and created a font for Sir Quentin Blake that borrowed on the illustrator’s own idiosyncratic handwriting.


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