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Frederic W. Goudy

Born: 1865 in Bloomington, Illinois
Died: 1947

Pen Name: None

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

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Frederic W. Goudy on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

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

Bracken Books, London : 1989.

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

Dorset Press, New York : 1989.

Typologia :
ISBN: 0520032780 OCLC: 3840896