GOUDY'S TYPE DESIGNS, HIS STORY AND SPECIMENS. Frederic W. Goudy.

GOUDY'S TYPE DESIGNS, HIS STORY AND SPECIMENS.

(Goudy, Frederic W.).
  • New Rochelle: The Myriade Press, 1978.
  • small 8vo.
  • cloth, dust jacket.
  • 285+(1) pages.
  • ISBN: 0918142059

Price: $10.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 47019

This book is not only Goudy's autobiography, but it is the most complete record to date of his typographic contribution, which has had a major worldwide effect. First published in 1946 as one of the Typophile Chapbooks XIII and XIV, entitled A HALF-CENTURY OF TYPE DESIGN AND TYPOGRAPHY, this second edition is available as the student and professional typographer's working tool, as well as a work of insight into Goudy's designs.
Goudy begins his work with how he entered the world of type design, chronicling his introduction to lettering as a boy, and then moving on to his early years. He then follows by describing each of his typefaces, over 100 of them are included, along with a story behind their design. Many of the stories are accompanied by type specimens, mostly in full or in part. Slight changes from the Typophiles edition are listed in a separate section. An index of the types and a bibliography of Goudy's writings are also included.