Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future
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Also crucial in the development of Eagle was the eminent typographer Ruari McLean, who became a close friend and worked intensively with me on the design and layout. The title Eagle came in the end from Frank Hampson’s wife, and the lettering for it from Berthold Wolpe of Faber & Faber. The model for the Eagle symbol was the top of a large brass inkwell I bought at the White Elephant stall at the vicarage garden party.
Berthold Wolpe’s lettering has a few traits in common with his typeface Tempest, designed in 1935 for the exclusive use at Fanfare Press. Coincidentally, Tempest and Cartoon appear next to each other in a typeface sampler from 1937.