Berthold Wolpe

Berthold Wolpe

Berthold Ludwig Wolpe (29 October 29, 1905 - 5 July 5, 1989) was a German calligrapher, typographer, type designer, book designer and illustrator. He was born in Offenbach near Frankfurt, emigrated to England in 1935 and became a naturalized British citizen in 1947. He was made a Royal Designer for Industry in 1959, awarded an honorary doctorate by the Royal College of Art in 1968 and appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1983.

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... Wolpe began his career as an apprentice in a firm of metalworkers, followed by four years as a student of Rudolf Koch at the Offenbach Kunstgewerbeschule ... he visited London and met Stanley Morison, who invited Wolpe to design a printing type of capital letters for the Monotype Corporation ... When World War II was declared Wolpe, along with other German nationals living in England, was sent to an internment camp in Australia ...