THIS FONT NOW AVAILABLE
THROUGH P22/LANSTON TYPE
¶ GOUDY THIRTY was released in 1953 after F. W. Goudy's death. 'Thirty' is a newspaper "trade term" which means 'end of story'.
The concept of releasing Goudy Thirty, (Goudy 30) after his death was proposed to Goudy by Mr. Best, President of the American, Lanston Monotype Machine Company. Goudy Thirty was designed in 1942, Goudy died in 1947 and the face was released in 1953.
This face is based on a fifteenth-century round gothic.
The Goudy Thirty font is shown in use on the right column. It is a page from a book page I designed in Finland. Although I do not understand a word of the text I have been assured that both the design and the choice of type are more than appropriate. Some have indicated this face is at home in Finland.
Possibly because fraktur letterforms were in common usage until recently.
GOUDY'S POSTHUMOUS FONT
Postscript is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Macintosh and TrueType are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Goudy Thirty, Goudy 30, and Lanston are trademarks of the Lanston Type Company / Gerald Giampa and his interests. See legals.