Goudy used several of his design drawings in his publications, and allowed others to be printed elsewhere. This is of course good. But due to the details of copyright law, few of these have lapsed into the public domain and therefore become availale for use in writing about matrix making.
Some of the earliest published work is that which appeared in "On Designing a Type-Face" ( The Dolphin, No. 1, 1933) . These include "rough sketches" (that is, design drawings) for Goudy Medieval (as well as finished drawings, master patterns, and working patterns for the same.
Perhaps the best published work is the pair of "preliminary sketches" for Goudy "Thirty" (face no. 111) published in Lewis' Behind the Type . These are lovely, and contain some suggestions of lining and fit, but they do not do so consistently enough to be finished drawings.
Goudy discussed his design techniques in various places, including a fine treatment in Typologia ; these matters of design are outside of the scope of this present book.
Lewis' Behind the Type is in the public domain, as is the reproduction of the drawing from it here.
The Goudy drawing LC-USZ62-61177 owned by the Library of Congress is in the public domain, as are its reproduction in The Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress and the digitization of that reproduction reprinted here.
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