Caledonia

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Credits

Designer(s)
William Addison Dwiggins
Foundry(ies)
Linotype
Release Year
1939
Country of Origin
United States
Classification
Serif, Modern
Original Format
Metal (Machine Composition)
Distributor(s)
Linotype
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Background

Caledonia was designed by William A. Dwiggins in 1939 and originally appeared under the name Cornelia with the Mergenthaler typesetting machine factory in Berlin. Dwiggins conceived of this typeface as a reworking of the Scotch Roman which was designed for Mergenthaler Linotype in New York. The neotransitional Caledonia has serene, vertical forms, unflexed serifs, and a transitional style italic.

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  • Linotype.com

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