Kennerley Oldstyle

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Credits

Designer(s)
Frederic W. Goudy
Foundry(ies)
Lanston Type Company
Release Year
1911
Country of Origin
United States
Classification
Serif
Original Format
Metal (Machine Composition)
Distributor(s)
MyFonts, P22
Tags
1910s, handcrafted, serif, swash

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From MyFonts:

Kennerley Old Style was designed by Goudy for publisher Mitchell Kennerley in 1911. Goudy described it as a “book letter with strong serifs, firm hairlines, and makes a solid, compact page.”

One of Goudy’s best text faces, Kennerley is considered an original American classic as it is not based on historical type designs.

From Gerald Giampa:

There are few modern book type faces worthy of been called original. Kennerley by contrast is the epitome of original in every sense of the word. This type face is an American classic, a strong participant in everything that is good in American culture.

It exudes character, charm and warmth reminiscent of nothing except for itself. It finds itself standing timelessly comfortable amongst the engines of advertising promotions or quiet dignities in book publishing.

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