Friday, July 24, 2009

Calling All Fonts

Ascender is hoping to make this site the place to find the 'best' versions of Goudy fonts. Subjective? Yes! But criteria would include character set completeness, design quality (curve shape, spacing, kerning, detailing). It may be possible or even necessary for us to include more than one version. We are happily taking your suggestions and submissions which will bring the best of the Goudy legacy to the web.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Goudy Fleurons font released

Today we completed work on our newest Goudy font - a picture font called Goudy Fleurons. You can check it out at

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Goudy's Friar font now available for download

Goudy's 105th font, Friar, has recently been introduced by Ascender as part of their new collection of digital revivals. Friar Pro is a tribute to Frederic W. Goudy and his joy of typographic exploration. Friar Pro was developed by Steve Matteson, and features a range of OpenType typographic features. An interactive font sample and a PDF Type Specimen is available for viewing on the website.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Goudy Forum™ Pro revival from Tom Rickner

Forum Title was originally designed by Frederic W. Goudy in 1911. Recently Ascender's Tom Rickner finished off a lengthy project to revive this classic typeface. Goudy Forum™ Pro is an extensive reworking and enhancement of the original design in the OpenType format. Goudy Forum Pro at

Goudy Borders

Creating elegant borders using symbol fonts can be fun, but also challenging in many design and layout programs. With the Goudy Borders font there is a nice PDF that explains how the border characters are arranged on the keyboard, and examples of how these wonderful art elements can be used.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


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