> I was just thinking as I read all those replies -- I can't think of the
> last time I saw Caslon. Does anyone use it anymore?
I handed a few term papers in using Caslon
but I can't say that I've ever seen used
> It seems to me that Garamond and other "French" humanist forms have almost
> completely taken over from Caslon.
> What do people think? Why has Caslon fallen out of favor? Is it still
> basically a good text face, or is it irremedially old-fashioned?
It seems a bit light and, well, 'thorny' to me.
There has been a trend to the softer and
smoother forms of the 'French' humanist
styles (interesting nomenclature). Beyond
that I don't know that there's much of a
problem with it (I sort of like it, and my
professor didn't complain [if I recall]) I
think its just a matter of designers
choosing more '90s faces than any problem
with the face itself.
Travis Wall, Graphic Designer
Defiance Visual Industries
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