William Caslon

English typographer and gunsmith / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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William Caslon I (1692/1693 – 23 January 1766), also known as William Caslon the Elder,[1] was an English typefounder. The distinction and legibility of his type secured him the patronage of the leading printers of the day in England and on the continent. His typefaces transformed English type design and first established an English national typographic style.[2]

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William Caslon
Painting of William Caslon, by Francis Kyte. He holds a specimen of his types.
Born1692 or 1693
Died23 January 1766 (aged 7273)
London, England
Occupation(s)Gunsmith and type designer
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