Frederic W. Goudy (1856–1947)
The Goudy Type Family.
American Type Founders Company
Frederic W. Goudy was one of the most successful and prolific American type designers of all time. The most essentially “Goudy” of all of Goudy’s numerous typefaces may be Goudy Oldstyle, made for American Type Founders in 1915. The design of this typeface is quite original and beautifully rendered. Goudy Oldstyle enjoyed enormous popularity, mainly as an advertising (display) type. Building on the success of the original roman and italic styles, ATF issued numerous variations on the theme, including a bold, cursive (the italic with swash alternates) and a “handtooled” (inline), variant.
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