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Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue

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Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue – born 28. 4. 1869 in Pomfret, Connecticut, USA, died 23. 4. 1924 in New York, USA – architect, typographer. Trained as an architect. C. 1890: Goodhue draws initials, borders and decorations for books and magazines very similar to those in Kelmscott Press prints. 1892: designs a "Book of Common Prayer" for D. B. Updike, who founds Merrymount Press in Boston in 1893. 1896: designs his Merrymount typeface and ornaments the Merrymount Press’ edition of the "Altar Book" and various other publications issued by the press. Fashions numerous book designs for the Stone Kimball publishers in Chicago. Fonts: Merrymount (1896), (1902). Publication: "Book Decorations", New York 1931. * TYPOGRAPHY – An Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques Throughout History by Friedrich Friedl, Nicolaus Ott (Editor), Bernard Stein, published by Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH.

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