Tell Us About Type, Mr. Goudy

Frederic W. Goudy  (March 8, 1865, Bloomington, Illinois—May 11, 1947, Marlboro, New York), was, as most of you know, a printer and typographer who designed more than 100 typefaces, many bearing his name. He was also a prolific author on matters typographic. For your after-dinner enjoyment, here is his essay on art and type, republished in the 1928 special issue devoted to Goudy of the Monotype Journal:

A portrait of Frederick W. Goudy

The first page of Goudy's essay on type design

The second page of Goudy's essay on type design

The third page of Goudy's essay on type design

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For more key figures in type design, see David Consuegra’s American Type Design and Designers, which chronicles the lives and work of 62 influential type designers.

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