Wednesday, September 22, 2010

William caslon: caslon Typeface

William Caslons' Typeace:


the design, or selection, of letter forms to be organized into words and sentences to be disposed in blocks of type as printing upon a page.

caslon typeface,
William Caslon , 1692-1766, English type designer, b. Worcestershire. He worked first in London as an engraver of gunlocks, then set up his own foundry in 1716. The merits of Caslon's types were rediscovered after a brief eclipse in the popularity of John Baskerville 's types. Caslon's individual letters are less impressive than those of Baskerville and Giambattista Bodoni , but their regularity, legibility, and sensitive proportions constituted a remarkable achievement in design. His typefaces were used for most important printed works from c.1740 to c.1800. One such example is the first printed version of the United States Declaration of Independence. Some Caslon types are still in use. His business was carried on by his eldest son, William (1720-78).
In 18th-century England & America, Caslon fonts came to dominate printing. Hot-metal revivals in the 20th century were legendary for readability. The letterpress printers’ adage was: “When in doubt, use Caslon.” William Berksondrew Williams Caslon to bring this comfortably readable classic into the 21st century, capturing in digital form the warm, lively, dark, and open look at the heart of this perennial favorite; FB 2010

CASLON, William Caslon (1693-1766), late 17th century early 18th century, England, Old Style. This font is more of an old style used back in the early years of typefaces beginning. I would use this font if I was writing a book, poster, brochure things of that sort. Caslon cut excellent roman, italic, and Hebrew typefaces.

American Scribe Designed by: Brian Willson in 2003
Published by: Three Islands Press is the website that sells this font. The website tries to sell you 1 font for as cheap as $39.00.