The Wolpe Collection - Wolpe Tempest

Set in Wolpe Tempest™

The Story

Wolpe Tempest is part of The Wolpe Collection of typefaces, and like it’s original design, sets itself apart from formal and static sans-serif italic type designs. 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. Berthold Wolpe saw book jackets as small posters, whose job was to make an immediate impact in a busy and competitive visual field. Tempest Titling, as it was known, was one of the typefaces that grew out of Wolpe’s hand-lettering for a Fanfare Press book cover. It shares some similar DNA with Wolpe’s best known typeface, Albertus, but it has a personality and energy all its own. Digitizing Tempest for the first time, Toshi made no changes to Wolpe’s basic alphabet, but created a small group of alternate letters with extravagant swashes – flourishes on entry and exit strokes – for adding extra dash to book titles, logotypes and headlines. He also developed regular, bold and black weights, taking care to preserve the original Tempest’s unmistakable profile and skeleton. “You can’t go too thin because the round endings disappear, and they are what give Tempest its character. The energy of the strokes diminishes with weight.”

The Typeface

Wolpe Tempest - Latin

Latin - Lowercase

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Latin - Lowercase Ligatures

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Latin - Uppercase

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Latin - Uppercase Ligatures

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Latin - Ordinal Indicators

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Latin - Spacing Modifier Letters

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Latin - Combining Marks

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Latin - Quotation Marks

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Latin - Brackets

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Latin - Dashes

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Latin - Connectors

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Latin - Other

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Wolpe Tempest - Extended Latin

Extended Latin - Lowercase

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  • ŀ
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  • ņ
  • ň
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Extended Latin - Uppercase

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  • Ï
  • Ð
  • Ñ
  • Ò
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  • Ô
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  • Ö
  • Ø
  • Ù
  • Ú
  • Û
  • Ü
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Wolpe Tempest - Greek and Coptic

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  • Ϊ
  • Ϋ
  • ά
  • έ
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  • ΰ
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  • γ
  • δ
  • ε
  • ζ
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  • ι
  • κ
  • λ
  • μ
  • ν
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  • ς
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  • τ
  • υ
  • φ
  • χ
  • ψ
  • ω
  • ϊ
  • ϋ
  • ό
  • ύ
  • ώ

Wolpe Tempest - Cyrillic

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  • И
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Wolpe Tempest - Math & Numbers, Symbols, and More

Math & Numbers, Symbols, and More - Numerals

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  • ¼
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Math & Numbers, Symbols, and More - Superscripts and Subscripts

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Math & Numbers, Symbols, and More - Currency

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Math & Numbers, Symbols, and More - Mathematical

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Math & Numbers, Symbols, and More - Modifier

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Math & Numbers, Symbols, and More - Other

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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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