This scarce 1921 technical and decorative broadside by typeface designer Frederic Goudy in collaboration with Bertha M. Goudy his wife illustrates Goudy's new font and typeface design as well as ten years of his type design from 1911-1921 uniquely, as Goudy writes "the work of one man". Goudy's work received immediate professional review in the trade. The work illustrated in this first broadside by Goudy added to his reputation as one of America's foremost typeface designers.
The paper chosen by Goudy for the broadside is Crane & Co. paper identified by the watermark: "Crane & Co. Dalton, Mass. 1921 Bond No. 29".
Cited in The American Printer for November 5, 1921, the broadside takes its place:
"Anything that Frederic W. Goudy does is always interesting. A broadside showing of types just issued is no exception. It is the first arrangement in this form of the type-faces designed by Mr. Goudy and sold by the Village Letter Foundery. It includes the old favorites, Kennerley and Forum, and those equally splendid faces, Goudy Modern, Goudy Open and Hadriano. There is also Goudy Antique and the very latest, Goudy Newstyle. I know that Mr. Goudy, if addressed at Forest Hills Gardens, New York, will be pleased to send copies of this broadside to interested readers of The American Printer...."
This scarce Goudy broadside is found in institutional collections. The Library of Congress holds the Frederic W. Goudy Collection in its Special Collections