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Berthold Wolpe

(1905—1989) graphic artist and typographer


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Born in Offenbach, he studied with Koch, collaborated on projects with him, and designed his own typeface, Hyperion (1932), for the Bauersche Giesserei. He moved to England in 1932, working at first for the Fanfare Press, and designed the much-used Albertus (1935–40) and Pegasus (1937) for Monotype. Wolpe joined Faber & Faber in 1941, staying there until 1975; he made their jackets and bindings instantly recognizable with his bold lettering and typography.

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