Frederic W. Goudy
Pen Name: None
Genres: Non-Fiction, Other;
Born: 1865 in Bloomington, Illinois
Deceased: 1947 in Marlborough-on-Hudson, New York
Born and raised in Illinois, Goudy lived in several different Illinois cities, including Chicago.
Biographical and Professional Information
Goudy was America's third most prolific type designer (behind Morris Fuller Benton and R. Hunter Middleton), with ninety faces actually cut and cast, and many more designs completed. His most famous were Copperplate Gothic and Goudy Old Style. In 1903 he founded the "Village Press", in Park Ridge, Illinois.
- Alphabet and Elements of Lettering , Marboro Books, 1989 (Original publication 1922)
- The capitals from the Trajan column at Rome , Oxford University Press, 1936
- Typologia: Studies in Type Design and Type Making, University of California Press, 1978 (Original Publication 1940)
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Alphabet and Elements of Lettering
Release Date: 1989-11
The capitals from the Trajan column at Rome
Release Date: 1936
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