Caslon Pro Typeface
William Caslon released his first typefaces in 1770. Caslon’s types were based on
seventeenth-century Dutch old style designs, which were then used extensively in
England. Because of their remarkable practicality, Caslon’s designs met with instant
success. Caslon’s types became popular throughout Europe and the American colonies;printer Benjamin Franklin hardly used any other typeface. The first printings of the American Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were set in Caslon. For her Caslon revival, designer Carol Twombly studied specimen pages printed by William Caslon between 1734 and 1770.