After a long delay (we blame the state of the world, frankly - exhausting) it's finally the end of season one of The Type Pod!
In this episode we finally tackle our least favourite typeface: Goudy. We learn about the designer, Frederic (no K) Goudy and speculate on his rumoured penchant for women and fast cars. We dive into his improbably large output... of typefaces and publications. We wonder if part of the reason he designed and cut over 100 typefaces might be his very talented wife Bertha, who got much less press despite being named the Times ‘Woman Printer of the Year’.
Jason did the history of the typeface for this episode. He offered to revisit the “Oxford University Press War” days because he has spent less time in therapy about this than Anitra. It becomes clear by the end of this episode that he is in a much better place about Goudy as well as his ex-boyfriends.
This episode is for all survivors of corporate typefaces, whoever you are and whatever they were.
Download a transcript set in Goudy (which again Jason had to do because Anitra just couldn't face it.)
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