I posted the other day about the book Lettering for Advertising by Mortimer Leach [if you missed it please click here].
This book was written at a time when advertising drawings, in particular the lettering element, were hand-drawn. A time before Letraset.
In the early chapters Leach gives some examples of popular type faces that can be adapted to hand-drawing. I have noted his use of Futura. Now let us turn to Caslon.
In prefacing this he refers to Squared Capitals, as used by the Romans – Trajan Column et al.
This is his drawing of them, and they would be suitable for use in stonecarving as is.
- Reviving Caslon (zeldman.com)