 Big Caslon

is Bolder, Blacker, and Italicized.

 

→  
Matthew Carter

 

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The concert room had both an organ and a harpsi­chord, refresh­ments, on a side­board, and excellent home-brewed ale. Guests left at twelve,


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to walk safely home under a full moon. This piure of Caslon’s com­fort­able and cultured do­mes­tic life is re­fleed in his types, or rather in the har­mo­nious smaller sizes it is.


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T  faces are oddly dif­fer­ent in style. In his 1734 speci­men Caslon showed several titling caps. Some of these were later given lower­cases, one being adopted from an older face by Joseph Moxon. Of the sturdy romans that resulted, the two largest are particu­larly vigorous.


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Perhaps they were cut by the maer himself in a funkier mood, or by William the younger, a chip off the old block, who joined the family foundry in 1734 and later cut a number of gargant­uan poer types. Or could they be much older in origin, like Moxon’s 17th-century face? Caslon’s text types, unequalled in legi­bility, have often been revived; but the display sizes, force­ful and a touch eccen­tric, have had no digi­tal version up till now.⁽¹⁹⁹⁴⁾


Characters – visit Webtype for complete set
Basic Latin Capitals
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Basic Latin Lowercase
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Small Caps (smcp)
                         

Lining Figures (lnum)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0

Oldstyle Figures (onum)
         

Symbols
# $ ¢ € £ ¥ ƒ @ & ©℗® ™ / | \ ¦ ∕ ¬ ∙ ^ √ ∫ ~ ¤ ◊ ℮  ∂ ∏ ∑ Δ Ω π % ‰ ∞ ° ÷ × − + ± = < > ≤ ≥ ≈ ≠

Arrows
↑ → ↓ ←

Punctuation
. ‥ … , : ; • ! ¡ ? ¿ ( ) [ ] { } ' " ’ “ ” ‹ › « » ‚ „ - – —

Ligatures (liga)
  ff  ffi  ffl  fi   fl             ſt st

Fractions (frac)
⅛ ¼ ⅓ ⅜ ½ ⅝ ⅔ ¾ ⅞

Superiors (sups)
          ⁿ      ¹ ² ³ ⁴ ⁵ ⁶ ⁷ ⁸ ⁹ ⁰   ⁽   ⁾ 

Inferiors (sinf)
₁ ₂ ₃ ₄ ₅ ₆ ₇ ₈ ₉ ₀ ₍ ₎

Reference Marks
¶ § * † ‡

Stylistic Sets
                   

Uppercase Accents
À Á Â Ã Ä Å Ā Ă Ą Æ Ç Ć Ĉ Ċ Č Ď È É Ê Ë Ē Ĕ Ė Ę Ě Ĝ Ğ Ġ Ģ Ĥ Ì Í Î Ï Ĩ Ī Ĭ Į İ IJ Ĵ Ķ Ĺ Ļ Ľ Ñ Ń Ņ Ň Ò Ó Ô Õ Ö Ō Ŏ Ő Œ Ŕ Ŗ Ř Ś Ŝ Ş Š Ș Ţ Ť Ț Ù Ú Û Ü Ũ Ū Ŭ Ů Ű Ų Ŵ Ẁ Ẃ Ẅ Ý Ŷ Ÿ Ỳ Ź Ż Ž Þ Đ Ħ Ŀ Ł Ŋ Ŧ

Lowercase Accents
à á â ã ä å ā ă ą æ ç ć ĉ ċ č d ď è é ê ë ē ĕ ė ę ě ĝ ğ ġ ģ ĥ ì í î ï ĩ ī ĭ į ı ij ĵ ķ ĺ ļ ľ ñ ń ņ ň ò ó ô õ ö ō ŏ ő œ ŕ ŗ ř ś ŝ ş š ș ţ ť ț ù ú û ü ũ ū ŭ ů ű ų ŵ ẁ ẃ ẅ ý ÿ ŷ ỳ ź ż ž ß ð ø þ đ ħ ĸ ŀ ł ŋ ŧ ſ ə

Small Caps Accents
                                                                                                  

Italic Swashes (swsh) and ligatures
                                                                  

Big Caslon Typeface