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When In Doubt , Use Caslon By William Caslon
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Content list Introduction 1 Introduction 2 The Designer Type Family Study of Typeface Type Anatomy Comparison Ligatures of Caslon
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Category Classification Designer Foundry
ntroduction of Variations
Serif Old Style William Caslon Caslon Type Fountry
Caslon Typefaces -Adobe Caslon -Big Caslon -LTC Caslon -Founders Caslon -ITC Founders Caslon -Caslon 3
-Caslon 224 -Caslon 471 -Caslon 540 -Caslon 641 -Caslon Old Face
Caslon is a group of serif typeface designed by William Caslon (1692-1766) ,and various revivals thereof.Caslon shares the irregularity characteristic of Dutch Baroque types.It is characterized by short a ascender, bracketed serif, moderately hight contrast , robust texture, and moderate modulation of stroke. The A has concave hollow at the apex, the G is without a spur. Caslonâ€™s italic have rhythmic calligrahic stroke. Characters A, V and W have an acute slant.
T William Caslon I
William Caslon I- born 1692 in Cradley ,Worcestershire ,England , -died 1766 in Bethnnal Green, England -engraver ,type founder, typew designer. 1706 begins a seven-year apprenticeship as an engraver with a london harness-maker.1716 self-employed engraver. 1721: the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge commissions Caslon to cast Arabric alphabets. 1725: set up his own tpye foundry. 1734: Caslon’s first one -page specimen is produced which illustrates 47 of his typefaces. 1737: the type foundry moves to Chiswell Street in London, where it continues to operate for 200 year’s.
William Caslon II
William Caslon II- born 1720 - died 1778 - type founder, type designer. 1742: join his father’s company. 1763: father and son issue the first English book of type specimens, which includes 56 alphabets by Caslon senior and 27 by his son,designed between 1738 and 1766 :after the death of his father, Caslon junior runs the family business until 1778.
William Caslon III
William Caslon III- born 1754 - died 1833 - type founder. Caslon III sold his share of the business to his mother and daugther-in-law and used the money to buy the Jackson type foundry, The type foundry until 1819, when the foundry ,The type remainted the property of hte Caslon family until 1795. 1807: Caslon IV take over the running of the type foundry until 1819, when the foundry is bought by Blake , Garnett & Co. 1837: the type foundry, still under the name of Caslon , became the property of the Stephenson, Blake & Co.type foundry in Sheffield. page 6
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Study of typeface Caslon is a classic Old Style typeface.Based on Humanist writing style & Roman inscriptions, old style typeface has the following characteristics.
subtle differences between think and thin lines.
head serif are almost angled.
serif are almost always bracketed.
R g A
concave extended apex
G A A EA Baskerville Caslon Garamond
L Ligature of Caslon A ligature is the combination of multiple characters into a single glyph. Ligatures were originally employed when setting metal
f + l = fl
circular shaped molded together
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