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Frederic W. Goudy (1865-1947)

Frederic W. Goudy

Information about the typeface designer Frederic W. Goudy and his fonts.

Goudy is probably the best known of American typographers and exemplifies the Golden Age of American Printing. He is famous for his prodigious output; he designed over one-hundred typefaces, yet did not start design in earnest until he was 45.

Born in Bloomington, Illinois, he studied at the Chicago School of Lettering. He best and most popular types are Goudy Old Style and Goudy Text. He was also well-known as a spokesperson for the trade and spent a great deal of time speaking in clubs, associations etc. He was not a 'modern'; he loved the 15th century and found much of his inspiration there.

"It is hardly possible to create a good typeface that will differ radically from the established forms of the past; nevertheless, it is still possible to secure new expressions of life and vigour."

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Fonts designed by Frederic W. Goudy (A-F):

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ITC Berkeley Old Style
ITC Berkeley Oldstyle (EF)
Bertham Pro
Bertham Pro Bold
Bertham Pro Open
LTC Californian Display
LTC Californian Display Swash
Californian FB
Californian FB Display
Californian FB Text
LTC Californian Text
LTC Californian Text Swash
LTC Camelot Display
LTC Camelot Text
Cloister Initials
EF Copperplate
Copperplate (URW)
Copperplate Bold (URW)
Copperplate Bold Condensed (URW)
Copperplate Condensed (URW)
Copperplate Gothic (BT)
Copperplate Gothic 29 AB
Copperplate Gothic 29 BC
Copperplate Gothic 30 AB
Copperplate Gothic 30 BC
Copperplate Gothic 31 AB
Copperplate Gothic 31 BC
Copperplate Gothic 32 AB
Copperplate Gothic 32 BC
Copperplate Gothic 33 BC
Copperplate Gothic Bold (BT)
Copperplate Gothic Heavy (BT)
Copperplate Light (URW)
Copperplate Light Condensed (URW)
LTC Deepdene
LTC Deepdene Bold
LTC Deepdene OSF
CG DeVinne
LTC Forum Title
Friar Pro

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