Wolpe Pegasus

Wolpe Pegasus™

La collection Wolpe.

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.

Designers

  • Berthold Wolpe
  • Toshi Omagari

Foundry

  • Monotype Studio

About Wolpe Pegasus

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.

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.

Toshi Omagari

Toshi Omagari

With a focus on multilingual typography, Senior Type Designer Toshi Omagari has created fonts for several major brands and worked on some of Monotype’s most recent major type releases. He is a regular speaker at events like ATypI, sharing his experience and insights on multilingual type design.

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