While not used extensively in Europe, [16] Caslon types were distributed throughout the British Empire, including British North America, where they were used on the printing of the U. Caslon Old Face was released in July Caslon’s types fell out of interest in the late eighteenth century, to some extent first due to the arrival of “transitional”-style typefaces like Baskerville and then more significantly with the growing popularity of “Didone” or modern designs in Britain, under the influence of the quality of printing achieved by printers such as Bodoni. Type Designer Type Designers. Linotype’s has been digitised and released by Bitstream.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Caslon Multilingual Italic. The capitals are the Caslon Swashfancied up a bit. Many foundries cut or, in many cases, pirated their own versions.

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Adobe Caslon is a very popular revival designed by Carol Twombly. Caslon Italic OsF.


Italicc added many features now standard in high-quality digital fonts, such as small caps, old style figures, swash letters, ligatures, alternate letters, fractions, subscripts and superscripts, and matching ornaments. Besides regular text fonts, Caslon cut blackletter or ‘Gothic’ types and sold some earlier ones from older foundrieswhich were also printed on his specimen.

Caslon 540 Italic

It is a type that works best in the narrow measure of a two-column page or in quite modest octavos. Retrieved itwlic October Caslon type again entered a new technology with phototypesettingmostly in the s and s, and then again with digital typesetting technology. A modern attempt to capture the spirit of Caslon by William Berkson, intended for use in body text.

One identfying feature is the low hanging capital J. Retrieved 19 Caslonn Retrieved 1 August Retrieved 14 August A notable feature of Caslon’s structure is its widely splayed T, which can space awkwardly with an ‘h’ afterwards.

A history of Cambridge University Press 1. Caslon No D Italic. Johnson notes that his specimen “might have been produced a hundred years earlier”. Journal of the Printing Historical Society: Ltalic also learned that General Motores made it clear that cars have to be paid for.


Caslon Swash Alternative Italic D. The hot metal typesetting companies Monotype and Linotype offered “Caslon Old Face” releases that were based or claimed to be based on Caslon’s original typefaces. Caslon’s typefaces were popular in his lifetime and beyond, and after a brief period of eclipse in the early nineteenth century returned to popularity, particularly for setting printed body text and books.

In italicCaslon’s h folds inwards and the A is sharply slanted.

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