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Caslon 540

Caslon 540

by ParaType
Individual Styles from $29.99
Complete family of 2 fonts: $56.00
Caslon 540 Font Family was designed by Isay Slutsker and published by ParaType. Caslon 540 contains 4 styles and family package options.

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Caslon 540 Complete Family

2 fonts

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Per style:

$27.99

Pack of 2 styles:

$55.99

About Caslon 540 Font Family


Caslon 540 is the Bitstream version of Caslon 540, originally designed by the American Type Founders in 1902. This typeface is based on William Caslon I's first English Old Style typefaces from 1725. Caslon drew inspiration from late 17th-century Dutch types, but his artistic skills allowed him to enhance those models, introducing a variety of forms and subtle details.

The strokes in Caslon 540 are somewhat heavier than in earlier Old Style fonts, with thicker and slightly stubby serifs. The italic letters have an uneven slope, adding character to the typeface. Text set in Caslon 540 remains legible and aesthetically appealing. Even today, Caslon is a favorite font among English printers for setting classical literature.

The Cyrillic version of Caslon 540 was developed for Paratype in 2002 by Isay Slutsker and Manvel Shmavonyan.

Caslon 540 main characteristics:

- 2 styles in total

- 560+ glyphs in each style

- 12 OpenType features

- Extended Latin and Cyrillic support


And if you need font files in different formats or want to try this font, just drop us a line at [email protected], and we'll work something out.

Designers: Isay Slutsker

Publisher: ParaType

Foundry: ParaType

Original Foundry: Bitstream

Design Owner: ParaType

MyFonts debut: Dec 8, 2003

Caslon 540

About ParaType

Paratype has been designing, developing and distributing digital fonts since the 1980’s. Our ever-growing library of hundreds of typefaces includes some of the most widely used fonts, such as Futura PT, DIN 2014, Circe, Vast, Fact and PT Sans/Serif Pro. Paratype fonts have extensive language support covering Latin, Cyrillic and Greek scripts. We also create custom fonts and provide font mastering and software services.

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