Finally. I was nervously reading the mail of the folks who loved Goudy
OS, wondering if I'd been looking at the "right" Goudy OS. Seems I
have. I thought it drew attention to itself. For a text face that
doesn't, I rather prefer Times New Roman. For "pretty" and graceful text
faces, I still like Palatino and Joanna.
gunnar swanson wrote:
> I was surprised to read Goudy OS described as "unobtrusive" and "the least
> quirky." I didn't put it on my list because I haven't used it for a while.
> (It was--by my choice--the "house font" of a firm that was my biggest
> client for years and I probably OD'd on it.) Although I like the face I
> would have described it as quite--almost self-conciously--sweet.
> I always hated the bold, finally resorting to Goudy Handtooled with the
> handtooling part removed (for an -incredibly- sweet face). It is very
> common that beautiful OS and Transitional faces have very ugly bold
> weights. I'm curious what faces people can suggest that have beautiful
> bold weights.
> On Mon, 19 Jan 1998, Miles Newlyn wrote:
> > At 02:31 PM 1/18/98 -0500, Patric McPhee wrote:
> > >
> > >To go back to favourite faces for a minute, my favourite when I want an
> > >extremely unobtrusive text face that nobody will notice is Goudy Old Style.
> > >It's got to be the least quirky typeface of all.
> > >
> > I'm a little slow to get in on this thread, but I, too, am rather fond of
> > Goudy Old Style. I have found it to be readable, well-behaved & versatile.
> > Here Here,
> > Goudy Old Style is a great typeface, I've just used it for a very major
> > global corporate identity, and it stood up well in all situations, with just
> > enought individuality, and plenty of stature. The ampersand is beautiful, nice
> > and large for headlines.
> > Miles
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