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Rudolf Wolf

German type designer (b. Hechingen, 1895, d. Frankfurt/Main, 1942). He undertook doctoral studies at the University of Frankfurt. From 1922 until 1942, he was responsible for type design at D. Stempel AG in Frankfurt am Main. Author of Fraktur und Antiqua (1934, Frankfurt am Main).

Codesigner with Chauncey H. Griffith in 1929-1930 of the well-known Egyptian typeface Memphis (Stempel). Digital versions of Memphis are everywhere, including at Linotype and Adobe, as well as on the SoftMaker MegaFont XXL CD, 2002, under the name Missouri.

Klingspor lists the fonts made by Wolf: Görres Fraktur (1939, Stempel), Memphis (1929-1943, D. Stempel; well, halbfett is from 1929, zart from 1930, mager from 1932 and fett from 1933), Paracelsus (1942, Linotype). Linotype link.

Metal versions of Memphis, at Stempel: Memphis halbfett 1929, Memphis zart 1930, Memphis mager 1932, Memphis licht 1932, Memphis schmalfett 1932, Memphis Buchschrift 1932, Memphis Buchschrift halbfett 1932, Memphis for Linotype 1931/32, Memphis fett 1933, Memphis Universal mager 1938, Memphis Universal halbfett 1938, Memphis Luna 1938, Memphis Universal fett 1943. Also, Welt-Antiqua (Ludwig&Mayer, 1931ff), Cairo (Intertype, 1933ff), Nil (Jan Idzkowski Giesserei in Warschau, 1934ff), Nofretete (Genzsch&Heyse, 1938ff).

Descendants include Memphis Magro and Memphis Meio Preto (1960s, Brazilian foundry Funtimod), Missouri (Softmaker, digital), Geometric Slabserif 703 (Bitstream, digital).

View Rudolf Wolf's typefaces. View a list of digital typefaces related to Memphis.

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file name: Rudolf Wolf Memphis Pro Bold 1929 1936 Linotype Version


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file name: Rudolf Wolf Memphis 1929 1936 Poster by Roya Rostampour 2017


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file name: Rudolf Wolf Memphis Pro Bold 1929 1936 Poster by Bryan Olivera 2015


file name: Rudolf Wolf Memphis Pro Bold 1929 1936 Poster by Blivion Xanouvong 2018


file name: Rudolf Wolf Memphis Pro Bold 1929 1936 Linotype Version Poster by Heather Rueppel 2015







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