Skip to main content

William Caslon

William Caslon I:

William Caslon I – born 1692 in Cradley, Worcestershire, England, died 1766 in Bethnal Green, England – engraver, type founder, type designer.


  • 1706: Begins a seven-year apprenticeship as an engraver with a London harness-maker.
  • 1716: Self-employed engraver.
  • 1721: the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge commissions Caslon to cast Arabic alphabets.
  • 1725: Sets up his own type foundry.
  • 1734: Caslon’s first one-page specimen is produced which illustrates 47 of his typefaces.
  • 1737: The type foundry moves to Chiswell Street in London, where it continues to operate for 200 years.

William Caslon II:

William Caslon II – born 1720, died 1778 – type founder, type designer.

  • 1742: Joins his father’s company.
  • 1763: Father and son issue the first English book of type specimens, which includes 56 alphabets by Caslon senior and 27 by his son, designed between 1738 and 1763.
  • 1766: After the death of his father, Caslon junior runs the family business until 1778.

William Caslon III:

William Caslon III – born 1754, died 1833 – type founder.

  • Caslon III sold his share of the business to his mother and daugther-in-law and used the money to buy the Jackson type foundry, The type foundry remained the property of the Caslon family until 1795.

William Caslon IV:

William Caslon IV – born 1780, died 1869 – type founder.

  • 1807: Caslon IV takes over the running of the type foundry until 1819, when the foundry is bought by Blake, Garnett Co.
  • 1837: The type foundry, still under the name of Caslon, becomes the property of the Stephenson, Blake Co. type foundry in Sheffield.

32 Families Found

  • ITC Caslon No. 224™ by Adobe
    • Available for Desktop use
    • Available for eBook use
    • Available for Mobile App use
    • Available for Server use

    Show 9 Products

  • Caslon Classico™ by Linotype
    • Available for Desktop use
    • Available for eBook use
    • Available for Mobile App use
    • Available for Server use
    • Available for Web use
    • Available for Monotype Library Subscription use

    Show 6 Products

  • Caslon 540 by URW++
    • Available for Desktop use
    • Available for eBook use
    • Available for Mobile App use
    • Available for Server use
    • Available for Web use

    Show 3 Products

  • Caslon 540 by Bitstream
    • Available for Desktop use
    • Available for eBook use
    • Available for Mobile App use
    • Available for Server use
    • Available for Web use
    • Available for Monotype Library Subscription use

    Show 3 Products

  • Caslon Bold by Bitstream
    • Available for Desktop use
    • Available for eBook use
    • Available for Mobile App use
    • Available for Server use
    • Available for Web use
    • Available for Monotype Library Subscription use

    Show 3 Products

  • Caslon FB by Font Bureau
    • Available for Desktop use

    Show 3 Products

  • EF Caslon Antique by Elsner+Flake
    • Available for Desktop use

    Show 1 Products

  • Caslon #3 by Adobe
    • Available for Desktop use
    • Available for eBook use
    • Available for Mobile App use
    • Available for Server use

    Show 3 Products

  • EF New Caslon B by Elsner+Flake
    • Available for Desktop use

    Show 7 Products

  • Caslon™ Titling by Monotype
    • Available for Desktop use
    • Available for eBook use
    • Available for Mobile App use
    • Available for Server use
    • Available for Web use
    • Available for Monotype Library Subscription use

    Show 1 Products

  • @font-face{font-family:"CaslonClassico W00";src:url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/2/6cb754a2-d7b1-49a8-9946-2f34b744e4b5.eot?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4");src:url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/2/6cb754a2-d7b1-49a8-9946-2f34b744e4b5.eot?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4#iefix") format("embedded-opentype"),url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/14/e5b54f71-df23-4151-8f45-2de3740bec94.woff2?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff2"),url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/3/b051f707-54b4-45a4-90d8-d943eb2644d6.woff?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff"),url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/1/733548d2-5236-4240-ba78-a6236669468d.ttf?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("truetype"),url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/11/e3c39e6a-17bc-4331-9b46-ad7fc2ac3fed.svg?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4#e3c39e6a-17bc-4331-9b46-ad7fc2ac3fed") format("svg");} @font-face{font-family:"Caslon540LTW01-Italic";src:url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/2/5d5a2183-26f3-4921-8848-f2721a74dcb7.eot?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4");src:url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/2/5d5a2183-26f3-4921-8848-f2721a74dcb7.eot?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4#iefix") format("embedded-opentype"),url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/14/1d6458fe-08c6-44bc-8cde-76e204441b94.woff2?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff2"),url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/3/23dcb531-92ee-42d7-9dab-2f389bc051a5.woff?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff"),url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/1/b3b2da78-e049-4948-a5ee-955e59a2d7bb.ttf?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("truetype"),url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/11/b45ece69-f5f4-4c2c-b34e-d17f8353d4f0.svg?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4#b45ece69-f5f4-4c2c-b34e-d17f8353d4f0") format("svg");} @font-face{font-family:"Caslon_540 W03 Rom";src:url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/2/2de1a47c-1836-4fb9-b49a-d3f4d37579b4.eot?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4");src:url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/2/2de1a47c-1836-4fb9-b49a-d3f4d37579b4.eot?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4#iefix") format("embedded-opentype"),url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/14/b9f4d854-22ca-44e7-bae3-6ae87b809b09.woff2?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff2"),url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/3/10787fa4-bdfa-49be-9719-9ffc3c5cd6a8.woff?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff"),url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/1/bf47a3f4-ed0e-4ba8-bc89-0042732fe32d.ttf?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("truetype"),url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/11/8784d6a9-4c4b-4511-a939-3ba3c7bb2aeb.svg?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4#8784d6a9-4c4b-4511-a939-3ba3c7bb2aeb") format("svg");} @font-face{font-family:"Caslon Bold W03 Rg";src:url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/2/a3f4b1fa-81e0-4e53-b696-20410c92a64b.eot?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4");src:url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/2/a3f4b1fa-81e0-4e53-b696-20410c92a64b.eot?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4#iefix") format("embedded-opentype"),url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/14/f4dedef7-7e96-4e84-a50b-351b8f53bf2e.woff2?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff2"),url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/3/fbf7bda6-568a-4a31-89e2-8b611a04c00e.woff?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff"),url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/1/f5fb7a06-c2bc-48d6-ab66-05f69b9acda7.ttf?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("truetype"),url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/11/50fa4eff-d12e-45c7-9abd-87624102ca3b.svg?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4#50fa4eff-d12e-45c7-9abd-87624102ca3b") format("svg");} @font-face{font-family:"Caslon Titling MT W01";src:url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/2/7a59975e-80f6-4fba-8658-80acbcd75927.eot?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4");src:url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/2/7a59975e-80f6-4fba-8658-80acbcd75927.eot?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4#iefix") format("embedded-opentype"),url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/14/6db792e7-b3fa-43a5-bcd6-bc0cbdbcade1.woff2?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff2"),url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/3/abe12475-5ae0-435a-a0b0-f4207833146e.woff?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff"),url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/1/9878523d-78d1-4b62-9ede-7a204d3413ea.ttf?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("truetype"),url("//fast.fonts.net/dv2/11/6ebb62eb-a58b-46b7-8025-71e08923a501.svg?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4#6ebb62eb-a58b-46b7-8025-71e08923a501") format("svg");}
Loading...

Free Web Font Subscription

Need more Web font power?
View Plans and Pricing

close