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ITC Goudy Sans Alternatives

See also: Small Caps Serif

Noah Nazir
Last edited August 09, 2018

Frederic W. Goudy designed three weights of this friendly-looking sans serif font from 1922-1929 for Lanston Monotype in the United States. Goudy was attempting to impart freedom and personality to the sans serif form at a time when geometric sans serifs, such as Futura, were gaining rapid world-wide popularity. To achieve this challenging goal, he looked to lapidary inscriptions and manuscript writing for inspiration. He included elements such as slight swellings of terminal strokes, slab serifs on a few of the caps, alternate uncial forms, and a few swash strokes. The result is uniquely Goudy: charming, instinctive, and just right for adding warmth to magazine or advertising layouts. The design staff at ITC updated and filled out the family for a total of eight styles in ITC Goudy Sans®.

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Nick Curtis
ITC 2001
Eric Gill
Monotype 1931
Ole Schäfer
primetype 2003
Gábor Kóthay
Job Muveszeti Studio 2003
Morris Fuller Benton
Linotype 1908
Kevin Bailey
ITC 1996
Ole Schäfer and Andreas Eigendorf
FontFont 2000
Frank Rocholl
Die Gestalten 2003

Patrick Giasson and Sebastian Lester
Monotype 2004
Yvonne Diedrich
ITC 1998
Michael Gills
ITC 1992
Franko Luin
Linotype 1992
Ole Schäfer
primetype 2002
Franko Luin
Linotype 1993
Alejandro Paul and Alfredo Graziani
Monotype.Design Studio
Ole Schäfer
FontFont 2001