Mr William Caslon is digitised

“Caslon,” says Colin Banks, in this 1998 article published in u&lc, “does have a sort of enduring English charm, and we think of it here as our very own.”

Interesting then that it was much used in the US in the 18th century and was the typeface of choice for the Declaration of Independence.

The u&lc piece featured a re-cutting of the type by Justin Howes.

(If anyone recognises the face of the individual on the front and rear cover I’d appreciate a mail.)

[For blog on the merit of Baskerville versus Caslon click here.]