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Illinois Center for the Book

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.

Selected Titles At Your Library

The alphabet and elements of lettering
ISBN: 1851703276. OCLC Number: 66196408

Bracken Books,. .

The alphabet and Elements of lettering /
ISBN: 0880293306. OCLC Number: 21580388

Dorset Press,. .

Typologia :
ISBN: 0520032780. OCLC Number: 3840896

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