Goudy was a very prolific type designer whose designs include Copperplate
Gothic, Kennerly and Goudy Oldstyle. He was a freelance designer
in Chicago at the turn of the century and taught at the Frank Holme
School of Illustration. Among his students was W. A. Dwiggins. He
relocated to New York in 1906 and in 1920 was appointed consultant
to Lanston Monotype Corporation. In 1923 he established the Village
Letter Foundry at Marlboro on the Hudson River. His books include
The Alphabet, Elements of Lettering and Typologia.
In 1921 he served as President of the AIGA. He was awarded the AIGA
Medal in 1928 and served on the board in 1935.