Frederic W. Goudy

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General Information

Name: Frederic W. Goudy

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction, Other;

Born: 1865 in Bloomington, Illinois

Deceased: 1947 in Marlborough-on-Hudson, New York

Illinois Connection

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.

Published Works

  • 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

ISBN: 0880293306
Release Date: 1989-11

Find on World Cat

The capitals from the Trajan column at Rome

ASIN: B00085Q7W2
Release Date: 1936

Literary Awards

External Links

Frederic W. Goudy on WorldCat

Frederic W. Goudy on Amazon


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