Re: Digital Typefaces / Goudy Aries
- This isn't a direct response to the original inquiry but just to note
that there are two books, Indie Fonts 1 and Indie Fonts 2, displays of
types from independent foundries. (http://www.p22.com/indiefonts/)
Storm Type has some displays in the second volume.
As a side note, I see that P22 has issued a digital version of Fred
Goudy's "Aries" face, which he cut as a proprietary type for the
private press printer Spencer Kellogg and his "Aries" Press. (It was
later revised for the Grabhorn Brothers and recut as "Franciscan.")
I'm intrigued that the set is issued with two decorative fonts: "one
font of 52 decorative Ornaments & one font that contains 52
I think Rich Kegler, proprietor of P22, is a member of this list.
Rich: are these based on the ampersands that Goudy drew for _Diggings
from Many Ampersandhogs_ (NY: Typophiles, 1936)?
> Rich: are these based on the ampersands that Goudy drew for _DiggingsI was unaware of this book (but what an amazing title). The P22 Goudy
> from Many Ampersandhogs_ (NY: Typophiles, 1936)?
Ampersands were based on drawings from a few different sources but primarily
the 1944 Typophiles Type Design & Typography Vol.2
Thanks for the response. The ampersands are nice, but... Goudy drew an
interesting series of ampersands for "Diggings" that showed the
historical development of the ampersand. The same volume I think has a
serious essay by Lehmann-Haupt and one or two other things. Most of
the contributions were mock-serious or comic. The early Typophiles
books in the 1930s, all rather rare, are assemblages from different
printers, on different stock. I think there were 120 copies of
"Diggings." I'm certain there's a copy at Rochester Institute of
Technology's Cary Collection. (Heck, the Cary Collection may even have
Goudy's engravings for the ampersands.) The early Typophile books are
quite often a lot of fun. The Typophiles bibliography is online (not
complete) here: http://www.typophiles.org/fsbibliography.html
Their most important book is probably Janet Ing, _Johann Gutenberg and
his Bible_ (1988, still in print). My favorite is the 2-vol Knopf book
of writings from the 1950s (o.p.). Oak Knoll distributes for them.
Sorry to fall into "Reference Librarian" mode.