Goudy Sans

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Credits

Designer(s)
Frederic W. Goudy
Foundry(ies)
Lanston Monotype , ITC
Release Year
1930, 1986
Country of Origin
United States
Classification
Sans Serif, Humanist Sans
Original Format
Metal (Machine Composition)
Distributor(s)
MyFonts
Tags
1930s, 1980s, clean, handcrafted, quirky, semiserif

Background

This was one of the first sanserifs to break from the Realist model by opening the aperture and implying a written more than a constructed form. Goudy Sans is the spiritual father of several recent sanserifs, including Erik Spiekermann’s Meta and Officina – and like them it is not quite as sans as the name suggests. There are residual serifs in many of the forms. The digital version, issued in 1986 by ITC, is in some respects an improvement on the original.

Background Source

  • Robert Bringhurst’s The Elements of Typographic Style, p. 242

Listing Info

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Last edited by pauldhunt on September 10, 2009, 07:23pm EST

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