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Hadriano Stone Cut, Goudy
SOL HESS :: F. W. GOUDY

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HADRIANO STONE-CUT came under the inspiration and art direction of Sol Hess. Goudy did not participate but was unusually approving. This type face is attributed to both Sol Hess and Frederic Goudy. Unmistakably this is derivative of Goudy's Hadriano.

The typeface is considered a hybrid although Goudy was so taken with the results of this face often listing it as his own. Hadriano Stone-cut was welcomed with brisk sales by the type buying public.

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DESIGNED BY F. W. GOUDY :: SOL HESS

HADRIANO STONE-CUT: A derivative of Goudy's Hadriano. This type face was drawn by Sol Hess in the drawing office of the Lanston Monotype Machine Company in the United States. Goudy gave surprising approved of this modification although he did not have a hand in it.

I recall, in one of his books, he included Hadriano Stone as his own. For the most part, it is. Goudy had a habit of reluctance to give Sol Hess credit on many matters.

Bruce Rogers oversaw a few miniscule character modifications to a Goudy face, then called it Goudy Bible. Generously Goudy credited Rogers as the type designer? Most confusing because it had Goudy's name on the face. I have not recently checked to see whether Goudy was consistent with this credit in his listings.

Sol Hess, on the other hand, claimed Hadriano Stone Cut as his own. I have an original typed list written and signed by Sol Hess. It included interesting information also on Goudy's work which contradicts many assumptions by the public.

From what I can surmise, the relationship between these two men had become permanently strained by Goudy's difficulty with 38E.

If two great type designers were willing to claim the same face as their own, I say, 'buy it'.

I did.


SOL HESS DESERVES CREDIT FOR THIS VARIATION OF HADRIANO

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