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FREDERIC GOUDY
Half-Century of Type Design
and Typography

THIS YEAR (1927) was a prolific one for me. I find that I was working on six different designs. For one of them I began drawings of a type based on a Dutch type which had just been introduced into this country; but as with some of my previous designs, I soon got away from my exemplar to follow a line of my own. I showed my drawings to the Monotype Company (Lanston Monotype Machine Company, Philadelphia) but they said they were not then interested in a new book face.

By September, 1927, I had engraved the matrices for the 24-point capitals, and the 18-,16-, and 14-point capitals and lower-case; and with the help of Peter Beilenson, produced a broadside on the hand press showing these sizes, which the Continental Typefounders Association offered for sale. It announced that the 12-, 30-, 36, and lower-case for the 24-point sizes were in preparation, also that an italic in all sizes was planned. Beilenson also set in the 16-point size, and printed in my shop, Two Singers, a book of poems by Charls Hanson Towne, to be published by William Edwin Rudge; for the title I designed and engraved the types for the word "Singers" shown here.

One day shortly after my showing of the face Rudge telephoned me asking me to have luncheon with him at the Transportation Club, in New York City. He said he liked "Deepdene" (the name I had given the design naming it after my modest estate at Marlboro), and would like to get it for his own use if I would consider parting with it. He said he would want, of course, and italic to accompany it. We talked the matter over and I set a price which was satisfactory to him. He said he would give me a definite answer in the course of a week or so; in about two weeks we met again at the same club and he said he was ready to go ahead with the transaction, but he would want also a bold face to go with it, and how much more would that add to the price agreed on? As he wanted drawings only for the bold I named a nominal sum. He then said he would want the Mergenthaler Linotype Company to make matrices for him.

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DEEPDENE FONT
Goudy, Deepdene
STUDIO MILL AT DEEPDENE
GOUDY DEEPDENE
IN THE KAATSKILL MOUNTAINS

GOUDY'S STUDIO in the Kaatskill Mountains in New York burned, taking with it, all of Goudy's personal works. Fire had followed Goudy around, this was his second devastation.


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