Making Matrices: Frontispiece

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Goudy was one of the very few type designers after the 19th century to have the gumption to learn how to make type, and the artisanal method he developed has been of great importance in the 21st century revival of type-making.

From Goudy, Frederic W. "Type Design: A Homily" In Ars Typographica Vol. 1, No. 4 (Autumn, 1934): 3-27. This is in three parts, "I. The Force of Tradition." "II. Type, What It Is." "III. The Technique of Type Engraving." The illustration reprinted here appears on p. 15.


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