The British artist Rachel Godfrey created the font in 1997. This font is part of the Take Type Library, which features winners of Linotype's International Digital Type Design Contest. The constructed forms of the capitals of Linotype Clascon™ are reminiscent of sketches of many famous 16th century artists, Albrecht Dürer and Nicolas Jaugeon among them. This style emphasizes the mathematic construction of the letters, based on the circle, rectangle and triangle, but Clascon's historical roots lie in Transitional and Modern Face styles. This font is particularly suited to very short texts, headlines and initials. Linotype Clascon is a trademark of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, which may be registered in certain jurisdictions, exclusively licensed through Linotype GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG.