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Caslon Old Face

Caslon Old Face

by Bitstream
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Complete family of 3 fonts: $79.99
Caslon Old Face Font Family was designed by George Ostrochulski, William Caslon and published by Bitstream. Caslon Old Face contains 3 styles and family package options.

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About Caslon Old Face Font Family

William Caslon established the first major English typefoundry, re-creating earlier Dutch designs with excellent craftsmanship, color and rhythm. Caslon Old Face is one of many faithful revivals; the original matrices (from many hands; the lowercase of the 48 point is Moxon’s 1669 Great Canon) survive at Stephenson Blake. George Ostrochulski adapted this design for photocomposition at Mergenthaler with skill and understanding.

Designers: George Ostrochulski, William Caslon

Publisher: Bitstream

Foundry: Bitstream

Original Foundry: Mergenthaler

Design Owner: Bitstream

MyFonts debut: Jan 1, 2000

Caslon Old Face

About Bitstream

Bitstream is known among type enthusiasts and professionals alike as being one of the companies that lead the way towards the democratization of type. For centuries, the type world had been the exclusive domain of skilled typographers who worked large, cumbersome presses. With the birth of digital type though, came a revolution in the industry that enabled Bitstream, one of the first digital type foundries, to help grow the desktop publishing industry. The company’s founders shared a vision in which desktop publishing and digital type would open up doors and allow for the access of previously exclusive typefaces to a broader public audience. Eventually, this idea of opening up the type market led to the development of fonts like Amerigo and New Lincoln Gothic; designs that played huge roles in the launching, and eventual success, of desktop publishing. With best-selling typefaces like Futura in its line up, this library made an enormous impact on the type industry and helped to form it into what it is today.

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