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Goudy Blackletter Font

Goudy Bookletter by Barry Schwartz

Goudy Bookletter 1922 is another open source font from The League of Movable Type, one of my favourite font web sites. It is available for download below. This font is based on Frederic Goudy’s Kennerley Oldstyle.

A few words from the designer : Why I think Kennerley Oldstyle is beautiful: In making this font, I discovered that Kennerley fits together tightly and evenly with almost no kerning. Thus the following words from Monotype specimen books are just: “[W]hen composed into words the characters appear to lock into one another with a closeness common in early types, but not so often seen in later-day creations.” These are letters that take command of the space around them; notice, for instance, the bowed shapes of the v and w.




Download Goudy Bookletter direct from The League of Movable Type.

Download More Free Fonts via IJC

Over the last few months I have been amassing a neat collection of quality free and open source fonts for download. Some are even exclusive to ImJustCreative. So head on over to Free Fonts for a looksie.

Sorts Mill Goudy Typeface

Sorts Mill Goudy by Barry Schwart

A ‘revival’ of Goudy Oldstyle and Italic font, with features among which are small capitals (in the roman only), oldstyle and lining figures, superscripts and subscripts, fractions, ligatures, class-based kerning, case-sensitive forms, capital spacing. There is support for many languages that use latin script.

Currently there is no bold, but artificial emboldening by a web browser isn’t especially offensive with these fonts.



Download Sorts Mill Goudy direct from The League of Movable Type.

Designed by Mr. Barry Schwartz