Happy Birthday, Frederick W. Goudy!

Frederick W. Goudy was born March 8, 1865 in Bloomington, Illinois and died May 11, 1947 in Marlboro, NY.

Frederic W. Goudy was a prolific American type designer whose typefaces include Copperplate Gothic, Kennerley, and Goudy Old Style.

He also designed, in 1938, University of California Oldstyle, for the sole proprietary use of the University of California Press. The Lanston Monotype Company released a version of this typeface as “Californian” for wider distribution in 1956, while ITC created a digital version, called ITC Berkeley, in 1983.

He was one of the world’s most prolific typeface designers with 122 designs to his credit when he died May 11, 1946 in Marlboro, NY.

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