Goldenbook Banner Sample 2240
Goldenbook Banner Name 2240


Goldenbook (2003) is based on the logotype of a literary magazine from the late 1920s called The Golden Book Magazine. It’s an art deco take on the classic Roman letterforms, kind of an art deco Trajan, but with lowercase. There were only the letters in the logotype to work from, so I used my imagination for the rest. I tried to be true to the period, as if it had been a full font, and not the work of a lettering artist. With its fine features, it is best used large. I don’t know if it’s because of the name, but I see it used most often on book covers.

Goldenbook Specimen. Complete showing of all the fonts and usage examples. 7 pages. 147 KB PDF.

Weights & Styles

  • Goldenbook Feature1 1
  • Goldenbook Feature2
  • Goldenbook Feature3
  • Goldenbook Feature4


  • Three weights: Light, Regular, and Bold.
  • Ligatures.
  • Lining and old style figures.*
  • Automatic arbitrary fractions.*
  • Extended language support for most Latin-based Western and Central European languages.

* Requires an application with support for OpenType advanced typography, such as Adobe Creative Suite and QuarkXPress. Check your application’s user guide.

See the Goldenbook Specimen (below) for complete information.

Goldenbook in Use