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William Caslon - "Coryphaeus" of typefounders.

James Moran

William Caslon - "Coryphaeus" of typefounders.

by James Moran

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Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Caslon, William, -- 1692-1766.

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    William Caslon English Roman () An English-bodied roman font from William Caslon II's A Specimen of Printing Types. Originally an engraver of ornaments for London gunmakers,.   4. Americans have referred to the types of William Caslon “old style” since the s [see Mosley’s Typefoundry blog] while the British have referred to them as “old face”, reserving the term “old style” for types cut in imitation of Caslon. Quadrat (pseud. Henry Lewis Bullen) sidestepped the potential confusion involved in these.

    Didot Family, family of French printers, publishers, and typefounders who had a profound influence on the history of typography in France.. The founder of the family business was François Didot (–), who began business as a printer and bookseller in Paris in He was best known for publishing a volume collection of the works of the Abbé Prévost. Caslon refers to a number of serif typefaces designed by William Caslon I (–), and various revivals thereof.. Caslon shares the irregularity characteristic of Dutch Baroque types. It is characterized by short ascenders and descenders, bracketed serifs, moderately-high contrast, robust texture, and moderate modulation of stroke.

      the long honoured work of William Caslon.” page tabloid-size folded newsletter. $20 PFournier, S.. Caracteres de L’Imprimerie, Nouvellement Gravés. Cuckoo Hill Press. Pinner, Middlesex, One of copies. A facsimile reprint of this small type specimen book produced in Paris in Printed for the Printing Historical Society. Caslon worked in a tradition of Old Style Roman typographic design that had begun over two hundred years earlier during the Italian Renaissance. His first commission was an Arabic font for the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. This was followed closely by the first size of Caslon Old Style with italic (Fig. ) in


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William Caslon - "Coryphaeus" of typefounders by James Moran Download PDF EPUB FB2

William Caslon I (/ – 23 January ), also known as William Caslon the Elder, was an English typefounder. The distinction and legibility of his type secured him the patronage of the leading printers of the day in England and on the : orCradley, Worcestershire.

William Caslon (–), the first of the name, was born at Cradley, Worcestershire, and in started business in London as an engraver of gun locks and barrels, and as a bookbinder's tool-cutter.

Being thus brought into contact with printers, he was induced to fit up a type foundry, largely through the encouragement of William Bowyer.

William Caslon I (/ – 23 January ), also known as William Caslon the Elder, was an English distinction and legibility of his type secured him the patronage of the leading printers of the day in England and on the typefaces transformed English type design and first established an English national typographic : orCradley, Worcestershire.

This book is set in Caslon, a typeface named after Willliam Caslon (). Aaaand it just goes on from there, the better part of a page. The voice was slightly prissy and assumed I wanted to know a great deal about the William Caslon and his adventures in, as it said, “typefounding.”.

His contemporary, and critic, Edward Rowe Mores referred to Caslon as “Coryphaeus of modern letter-founders.” Typefounding and printing had been in England since when William Caxton founded a print shop and printed an edition of The Canterbury Tales, and through this and subsequent works started the long tradition of standardizing and defining the English language.

foremost English typefounder, the Elzevir of England, an engraver of letter punches, English printer William Caslon - Coryphaeus of typefounders. book Caslon, a successful type founder, began his. William Caslon was the first major letter founder in London and, nearly three centuries later, remains the pre-eminent letter founder this country has produced.

Before Caslon, there was little letter founding in Britain and most type was imported –. book includes the information that: This new Foundery was begun in the yearand finish’d ; and will (with God’s leave) be carried on, improved, and inlarged, by William caslon and Son, Letter-Founders in London.

The house on the left in the engraving has a grand Georgian front door with a plainer works entrance alongside. "The first sans serif font to appear in a type sample book was by William Caslon IV in This new typeface caught on quickly and began to appear all over Europe and the U.S. under the names " Grotesque " and " Sans Serif.".

Caslon’s lowercase g does connect to the letter. Inthe American typefounder Peter C. Cortelyou displayed in his specimen book several sizes of. The William Caslon of the title must be William Caslon III, who managed the firm from until he sold out his interests in A digital version of this book, including the original page scans, is available at The Internet Archive; the link at left goes there.

Color portrait frontispiece of William Caslon I, the first English Typefounder. The Caslon Foundry was established in and ran to William Caslon I (/ - 23 January ), was an English gunsmith and designer of typefaces. Caslon is the name given to serif typefaces designed by William Caslon I (c.

–) in London, or inspired by his work. Caslon worked as an engraver of punches, the masters used to stamp the moulds or matrices used to cast metal type. He worked in the tradition of what is now called old-style serif letter design, that produced letters with a relatively organic structure resembling.

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When William Caslon IV introduced his sans typeface sometime aroundit was met with disinterest. No contemporary usages of it seem to exist or survive. It was only in the late s when Figgins (who first used the name sans serif), then later the Thorowgood foundry (who chose the name Grotesque), introduced styles that appear familiar to us.

During this time there were three major advancements in type design. First, large, bold letters, fat faced fonts, slab-serif typefaces were invented, due in large part to three of the biggest typefounders’ (William Caslon, Robert Thorne, and Vincent Figgins) competition with each other.

Early versions of both Calson and Clarendon emerged. Complete family of 8 fonts: $ ITC Caslon No. was designed by Edward Benguiat, William Caslon and published by ITC. ITC Caslon No. contains 8 styles and family package options. 15 Professional Caslon No EF Book Fonts to Download. An English-bodied roman font from William Caslon II's A Specimen of Printing Types.

Originally an engraver of ornaments for London gunmakers, William Caslon is credited with creating a native English typefounding tradition when England.

ITC Caslon No. ™ Book - Up to 40,+ fonts. Try a free plan. Get unlimited access to ITC Caslon No. ™ Std Book and over 2, other families for only /month. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine.

1st Edition. Set in Caslon Old Face in many sizes and printed in black (with borders in vermillion and other colours) on heavy handmade paper. Semi-stiff cream covers, titled in red and black with an embossed portrait of william Caslon.

A little darkening to the spine. A very good to fine copy. Scarce.Caslon refers to a number of serif typefaces designed by William Caslon I (–), and various revivals thereof. Caslon shares the irregularity characteristic of Dutch Baroque types. It is characterized by short ascenders and descenders, bracketed serifs, moderately-high contrast, robust texture, and moderate modulation of stroke.

William Caslon and William Caslon II Title page from A Specimen of Printing Types • Major design innovations were achieved by London typefounders.

• William Caslon ( – ) was an English gunsmith and designer of typefaces who is considered to be “the grandfather of this revolution in typography” • After the death of.