Individual Author Record
Name: Frederic W. GoudyPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Born: 1865 in Bloomington, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionGoudy was born and raised in Illinois. He lived in several different Illinois cities, including Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationFrederic 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.
*''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)