william caslon

Caslon

[kaz-luhn]
noun
1.
William, 1692–1766, English type founder and designer.
2.
Printing. an old-style type modeled after the types designed by William Caslon.
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Caslon (ˈkæzlən)
 
n
a style of type designed by William Caslon, English type founder (1692--1766)

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william caslon

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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