caslon, william

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caslon, william

English typefounder who, between 1720 and 1726, designed the typeface that bears his name. His work helped to modernize the book, making it a separate creation rather than a printed imitation of the old hand-produced book.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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