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    New Yorker caslon font?
    fmoore
    Feb 24th, 2009 / quote / 151.197.*.1*
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    The February 9&16, 2009 issue of the New Yorker (Eustace Tilley cover), in commenting on the death of John Updike, states, "he never tired of seeing his prose in Caslon type", apparently meaning the font used in the New Yorker magazine. What font would that be? Basic Caslon 540? One identfying feature is the low hanging capital J.
    site moderator koeiekat
    Feb 24th, 2009 / quote / 81.37.*.2*
    That J is common with the Caslons. More significant is the d which you find in a.o. the Adobe Caslon Regular.
    Not a match though. The dot on the j is too high up. This may ask for some digging ...
    fmoore
    Feb 24th, 2009 / quote / 151.197.*.1*
    Thanks for the help. I think I'll go with a Caslon Old Face freebie at 11.5 points. Not quite as solid as the Adobe Caslon Regular. Still very nice.

    It's pleasing to know that one of the earliest typefaces remains among the most comfortable to the eye after almost 300 years.
    site moderator koeiekat
    Feb 25th, 2009 / quote / 83.33.*.1*
    Caslon Old Face a freebee? Wonder what Bitstream thinks about that ...

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