Art: Type Couple

Thirty years ago an itinerant bookkeeper from Shelbyville, Ill. settled down with his wife, the former Bertha M. Sprinks, and a font of type of his own designing to open a printing shop in Park Ridge, Ill. Last week printers, publishers, museum curators, editors, book collectors and art critics went to the New York Museum of Science & Industry in the Daily News Building to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of that event, to honor the onetime bookkeeper as the greatest type designer in the U. S.

Frederic William Goudy's interest in the shape and...

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