Rudy was designed for an edition of The Prisoner of Zenda, the seventh book in the Four Corners Familiars series. Rudy is based on and inspired by Raymond Hains’ typographic experiments. The distortion of each letterform is rationalised to a mostly twice vertical repeat, which fits with the book’s overriding theme of doubles and gives the page the texture of blackletter. It is named after one of the book’s characters, King Rudolf Rassendyll of Ruritania (and one of John Morgan’s sons).
The Prisoner of Zenda project page can be seen here.