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Peter de Walpergen

German type designer (1646-1703) who practised in Oxford.

He designed Roman and Italic cuts for Fell (the "Fell" types) in 1693. The Gaelic typeface Saxon (ca. 1667) is tentatively credited by Michael Everson to him. Peter de Walpergen also made musical type, used, e.g., by Leonard Litchfield in Oxford for printing the Musica Oxoniensis in 1698. See here. Digital typefaces influenced by de Walpergen include these:

  • Jonathan Hoefler made a Fell type family based on this at the Hoefler Type Foundry.
  • A fresh 5-weight Fell type family called Prudential was made in 2002 by Apostrophe for Prudential Insurance.
  • In 2004, Igino Marini made a large number of revivals of the Fell types (revised in 2007):
    • English Roman, Italic&Small Caps probably cut by Christoffel van Dijck. The Italic was probably cut by Robert Granjon. Acquisition in 1672.
    • Three line pica (for 41pt size) by Peter de Walpergen. Acquisition in 1686.
    • French canon (for 33pt size) by Peter de Walpergen. Acquisition in 1686.
    • Double pica (for 17pt size) by Peter de Walpergen. Acquisition in 1684.
    • Great primer (for 14pt size) by Peter de Walpergen. Acquisition in 1684 (Roman&Small Caps) and 1687 (Italic).
    • De Walpergen pica (for 10.5pt size) by Peter de Walpergen. Acquisition in 1692.
    • Fell flowers bought by Fell in 1672 from Holland. Cut by Robert Granjon and others. To be used at 25 or 17,5 points.
  • WT Fallen (2019) and WT Solaire (2021), both by Guillaume Jean-Mairet, are revivals and reinterpretations of the Fell types.
  • Saxon was digitized as Junius (1996), named after Franciscus Junius (1589-1677), a pioneer in the study of Gothic and Anglo-Saxon who is famous for The Junius Manuscript, a compilation of Anglo-Saxon poems.

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file name: Walpergen Music Notes 1695


file name: Guillaume Jean Mairet W T Fallen 2019 after Peter De Walpergen Fell Types 1693 290696


file name: Guillaume Jean Mairet W T Fallen 2019 after Peter De Walpergen Fell Types 1693 290697


file name: Wraith Types W T Fallen 2019 290700 002


file name: Wraith Types W T Fallen 2019 290701


file name: Wraith Types W T Fallen 2019


file name: Igino Marini The Fell Types 2004 Poster by Rose Acland


file name: Igino Marini I M Fell D W Pica Pro Italic 2007


file name: Igino Marini I M Fell D W Pica Pro Roman 2007


file name: Igino Marini I M Fell Double Pica Pro Italic 2007


file name: Igino Marini I M Fell Double Pica Pro Roman 2007


file name: Igino Marini I M Fell English Pro Italic 2007


file name: Igino Marini I M Fell English Roman Italic 2007


file name: Igino Marini I M Fell French Canon Pro Italic 2007


file name: Igino Marini I M Fell French Canon Pro Roman 2007


file name: Igino Marini I M Fell Great Primer 2007


file name: Igino Marini I M Fell Great Primer Pro Italic 2007


file name: Igino Marini I M Fell Great Primer Pro Roman 2007


file name: Igino Marini I M Fell Three Line Pica 2007


file name: Igino Marini I M Fell P W Pica Pro 2007


file name: Igino Marini I M Fell 2004







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