Frederic Goudy designed Californian as a private commission for the University of California at Berkeley in 1939.
The first Commercial release was by Lanston Monotype in 1958.
Frederic Goudy designed Hadriano in 1918 as an all-capital titling face; it has since undergone numerous transformations. Goudy, who didnt begin designing type until he was past 45 years old, was one of Americas most prolific type designers as well as an outspoken commentator on modern design philosophy. Goudys inspiration for Hadriano came from classical carved lettering that he saw in the Louvre, where he took rubbings of the letters E, P and R. He left the three letters unaltered and developed the rest of the alphabet around them.
Goudy Trajan Pro is based on the drawings by F.W. Goudy of his rendition of the capital letters inscribed on the Trajan column in Rome, rather than on his subsequent metal type, Trajan (Title), released in 1930. Goudy Trajan Pro includes almost 1500 glyphs in each of three weights, including: uppercase, alternates, swash caps, small caps, vertically centered small(er) caps, dozens of fleurons, and much more. Supports Latin, Cyrillic and modern Greek scripts. Many thanks to Krassen Krestev, Sergiy Tkachenko, and Adam Twardoch for their suggestions for improving the Cyrillic glyphs; and to Alex Sheldon for his suggestions for swash caps and improved OpenType features.
Bertham Pro Family (4 fonts) is a revival of Frederic W. Goudy’s Bertham typeface.