So I found this book

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Kevin L. Jones's picture
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So I found this book
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goudy book
and purchased it on Ebay for $15.00. I hope it was worth it. Has anyone seen this before?

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goudy book

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so, i guess then that this was a dumb question. /me shoots himself in the head.

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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

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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. ;)

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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.