The Wolpe Collection - Wolpe Pegasus

Set in Wolpe Pegasus™

The Story

Wolpe Pegasus is part of The Wolpe Collection of typefaces, and celebrates all the inconsistencies and oversized, non-matching serifs of the original Pegasus design in an expanded character set. 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. The Pegasus typeface, originally designed by Berthold Wolpe, is full of surprises. The E and F both have oversized serifs. The A and H have cross bars of very different thicknesses. The K and g look a little unhinged, and the g boasts a distinctive, spiky loop. On close inspection, Toshi found that no two serifs in the uppercase letters were of the same shape. “This is the typeface that taught me a lesson. You don’t have to be super-precise in the design of every character, and it can still work.” Toshi has updated Pegasus for modern applications, keeping every convention-defying detail of the original, adding only a set of small capitals and an extra set of numerals. He also developed regular and bold weights, and an italics version for each.

The Typeface

Wolpe Pegasus - 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 Pegasus - 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 Pegasus - Greek and Coptic

  • Δ
  • Ω
  • μ
  • π

Wolpe Pegasus - 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, Sachsenwald™ 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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