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coconinoco ADMIN November 11, 2009
Please excuse the lack of activity! I do, however, have a backlog of examples to upload sooner or later.

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Group Description

This group is for collecting examples of the typeface Albertus in use.

Albertus was designed during the 1930s for Monotype by Berthold Wolpe (1905–1989), an émigré from Germany. During his time in London, Wolpe worked for Faber & Faber publishers and produced hundreds of book jackets, many of which included hand-drawn lettering which echoed Albertus. These days, the typeface is a familiar sight on street signs in Lambeth and the City of London, and is by far the most well-known and extensively used of Wolpe's typefaces, being seen recently, for instance, on publicity for Arsenal football club and the band Coldplay. During the 1960s an adapted version of Albertus was used for titles in the TV series The Prisoner.

Adding to this group

Please add any and all examples of the typeface Albertus, even if it is not the main feature of the image. For instance, a street sign in the City of London may be in the background of a photo, but it's still Albertus; or, as in the case of many Faber paper editions, Albertus may not be the title type but nevertheless features in the branding.

Faber book jackets include examples of Albertus-like hand lettering, and these are welcome in this group, as are other letterforms which clearly exhibit characteristics inspired by Albertus.

Please geo-tag images where appropriate.

Please add "Albertus" to the image tags.

Thanks and enjoy!

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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