Name: Wolpe Tempest
Type: Retail typeface
Release year: 2017
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Wolpe Tempest is a revival typeface that was released as a part of Berthold Wolpe Collection in 2017. It’s an all-cap slanted sans typeface for display use that was originally designed by Berthold Wolpe in 1936. After developing typefaces like Albertus, Wolpe started working at Fanfare Press. He made two display typefaces produced at Monotype, Tempest being the first among them.
The Albertus-like skeleton, which is most notable in B J M 3 5, is decorated by the fin-like stroke terminals. This is a common feature seen in Wolpe’s lettering jobs such as in the British comic book Eagle. I like its speedy and strong yet airy texture that is perfectly reflected in the name.
In the revival, I have added two lighter weights where there was one rather dark weight. It comes with Greek, Cyrillic, and a wealth of OpenType alternates. There were a few swash letters in the original which have been extended a lot.