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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Frederic W. Goudy  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1865 in Bloomington, Illinois

Died: 1947

-- Frederic W. Goudy on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Goudy was born and raised in Illinois. He lived in several different Illinois cities, including Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Frederic 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)

Selected Titles At Your Library

The alphabet and Elements of lettering /
ISBN: 0880293306. OCLC Number:

Dorset Press,. New York :. 1989.

Typologia :
ISBN: 0520032780. OCLC Number:

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