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THE ORIGINAL CASLON
¶ THE FOUNT; A typographical journal that I have designed and published since 1974. There is no fixed publishing schedule. Frequency has been sporadic.
Earlier editions included articles written by Hunter Middleton. Later editions, Dave Farey of London and Clifford Burke of Cranium press fame.
This particular edition on Caslon had a printing and distribution of over 33,000 copies. I drew from historical materials on William Caslon's types. Also included was a poetic article on the use of Caslon by Clifford Burke. I wrote, and much to my surprise, people read my tedious technical article on the making of the digital version of Caslon 337.
I have enjoyed recognition as 'the expert' on Caslon. This reputation somewhat earned because Caslon was my house face in my early hot metal days. Most probably this reputation it is mostly due to the kindness of my accusers.
Wil Hudson's advice: 'Pick a face you can live with'. Forty years ago I picked Caslon Oldstyle. From a designers point of view I could make do without the blizzards of others.
WILLIAM CASLON, LETTERFOUNDER
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