Typographic Ornament

I found these ornaments through the glyphs panel of InDesign for the typeface Abobe Caslon Pro. This typeface can be found in the program for use. This font includes many options for decorative glyphs. The examples below are only about half of the options to choose from. The font was developed in 1990 as a variant of font design by Willa Carlson. It was created as a “variant designed by Carol Twombly and based on William Caslon’s own specimen pages printed between 1734 and 1770.

Some history on Caslon is that “he worked in the tradition of what is now called old-style serif letter design, that produced letters with a relatively organic structure resembling handwriting with a pen. Caslon established a tradition of designing type in London, which had not been common, and so he was influenced by the imported Dutch Baroque typefaces that were popular in England at the time.  His typefaces established a strong reputation for their quality and their attractive appearance, suitable for extended passages of text.” Regarding the font, “The mostly floral ornaments have a uniform color and line weight and can be combined into amazing shapes.” (Wikipedia). These ornaments have a classical style and are very elegant. The appear to be good for use for something more formal. They seem good as a decoration that is not too overwhelming. According to Wikipedia, Adobe Caslon is the typeface used for body text in The New Yorker.

These ornaments have a classical style and are very elegant. The appear to be good for use for something more formal. They seem good as a decoration that is not too overwhelming. According to Wikipedia, Adobe Caslon is the typeface used for body text in The New Yorker.

ornaments

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