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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Frederic W. Goudy  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1865 in Bloomington, Illinois


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.

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