William Caslon
(1692-1766)

Died aged c. 74

William Caslon I (1692/1693 – 23 January 1766), also known as William Caslon the Elder, was an English typefounder. The distinction and legibility of his type secured him the patronage of the leading printers of the day in England and on the continent. His typefaces transformed English type design and first established an English national typographic style.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Photo of Caslon Foundry and William Caslon blue plaque
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The foundry established by William Caslon 1692-1766 typefounder stood on this site 1737-1909

21-23 Chiswell Street, Islington, EC1, London, United Kingdom where he established