Adobe Caslon

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Release Year
1989
Country of Origin
United States
Classification
Serif, Old Style
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
Adobe, MyFonts, FontShop, Veer, Linotype
Tags
18th century, benjamin franklin, books, british, english, revival, serif, text

Background

Based on the original Caslon face cut by William Caslon in the eighteenth century. Caslon’s type, based on Dutch old style faces, was an instant hit; Benjamin Franklin was a fan, and the first printing of the American Declaration of Independence was set in Caslon. The old printer’s adage goes, “When in doubt, use Caslon.”

Background Source

  • The Elements of Typographic Style (version 2.5), Robert Bringhurst, 1992, 2002

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