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After reading some about Frederic Goudy, I was struck by how prolific he was, how he had a tough breaks with fires destroying his workplaces, how he seemed to have a 21st century kind of knack for promotion, and how he was really disliked for this last. So I began to take a closer look at his types and decided I really like Goudy Old Style. I mentioned it on my blog. I was surprised by one particular response I got from someone I respect who really came down on Goudy Old Style. Is it really such an awful, dated face?
I was actually thinking of filing it away and looking for a project I could use it on, but now I’m wondering now how far off the mark I am when I look at it and like it.
Stephen Tiano, Book Designer, Page Compositor & Layout Artist