and purchased it on Ebay for $15.00. I hope it was worth it. Has anyone seen this before?
so, i guess then that this was a dumb question. /me shoots himself in the head.
I don’t think it was dumb — I just personally am not a huge fan of Goudy. But that might be an interestingly obscure book, since it doesn’t ring a [strong] bell. hhp
thanks hrant. i was beginning to think i was just a dork or something. > I just personally am not a huge fan of Goudy. I am personally a fan of anyone who has the talent, patience, skill and knowledge to create one original letterform, not to mention several complete families of entire alphabets … including all of you! you are all inspiration for an aspiring type-nerd. ;)
The Alphabet and Elements of Lettering isn’t too bad, but it’s not really about type design. I only paid $3 for it new (Dover edition) about twenty years ago. Of his books, Typologia is better. It gives some insight on his methods of designing and producing a font in metal. It’s interesting reading even if you don’t care for his designs.