Individual Author Record
Name: Frederic W. GoudyPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Other Born: 1865 in Bloomington, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionBorn and raised in Illinois, Goudy lived in several different Illinois cities, including Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationGoudy 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 At Your Library
Alphabet and Elements of Lettering
ISBN: 0880293306 Marboro Books. 1989 Traces the developments of the alphabet and lettering from ancient times, and presents a variety of lettering styles which have evolved
The capitals from the Trajan column at Rome
ISBN: B00085Q7W2 Oxford University Press. 1936 First edition. Contains the first use of Village Italics. An expansion of Goudy's earlier work entitled THE ALPHABET in which he took the lettering from the Trajan Column in Rome and redrew the letters himself, completing the alphabet with his own H,J,K,U,W,Y and Z. Goudy tells the history of the alphabet in this book. xi, 23, 52 pages. cloth-backed boards, later paper dust jacket.. 8vo..
Typologia: Studies in Type Design and Type Making (Studies in Type Design & Type Making, with Comments on the I)
ISBN: 0520032780 University of California Press. 1978
Typologia presents more or less graphically Frederic Goudy's work in type design and describes his own methods of type production. His remarks on type legibility and fine printing, as presented in the body of the book, present the conclusions of a craftsman intensely interested in every phase of typography.
The book itself, which Goudy was asked by the University of California Press to write, plan, and supervise, has been set in a type designed by Goudy and and first employed for the exclusive use of the University–University of California Old Style.