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William Caslon's Arabic

Hello all,

I am about to embark on designing a bilingual publication in English and Arabic. With the client we have been using Caslon for a couple of existing projects already however this is the first time that the project needs to be designed with arabic as well. Overall I am looking for an arabic typeface to match Caslon. From what I understand (I am an absolute novice at this) however this kind of matching is not necessarily always visual but more based on the specific cultural context of the arabic typeface is that correct?

Book of theater plays layout critique


This is my first post, so I apologize if I miss some typophile-related etiquette. :)

Anyways, I need to design a book of eight theater plays. They are adaptations of kids' classics like Mary Poppins, Robin Hood, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the like by a croatian author. However, the book is not targeted (only) towards kids, but to anyone interested in making these plays come to life---actors, directors, etc---and friends of a local town theater these plays originate from. The editor would like for the book to be as inviting as possible to read.

Plays are cheerful in tone and have a bit of a rural and/or 'retro' feeling to them. There is a subtle environmentalistic message which expands through all of the plays in the book.

Williams Caslon Small and The New Yorker

Williams Caslon Small is my new text font for small sizes that I did for the partial redesign (as of Sept 23) of The New Yorker. Its proportions are based on Caslon's original Long Primer size, and the shapes are based on my Williams Caslon Text (for 10-12 point), already published by Font Bureau.

Attached is a comparison of the old and new. The old was Sabon I believe at 8/8, negatively tracked, which was pretty taxing to read. Mine is set at 8/9, also negatively tracked, by 20 units. I think mine ideally shouldn't be negatively tracked more than 10 even in such a narrow column, but it still works, and is much more comfortable a read. You have to actually see this in print for a real comparison, but I'm gratified that so far it's had a very positive reception.

21st Century Caslon

Thought I'd mine the knowledge of you experts for some counsel.
I'm currently on the hunt for a potential replacement for Adobe Caslon for magazine body copy.

We'd like to have something a little narrower ideally, to save space, and it would be nice to freshen up the characters. I've done what has felt like a lot of research, but have come up disappointed by the lack of Caslon-esque oldstyle faces available—especially in a useful range of weights. I think the closest thing I've come to an enjoyable solution is Sabon Next.

Anyone have other ideas or info about anything being currently worked on?

Appreciate any direction

Analog typography...Adobe Caslon Regular 9pt. dry transfer?

I am working on an Editorial project about analog creative practices, and would like to design the spreads as independent from the computer as I can get. As a student educated solely on the computer I am excited to explore these practices.

So I need to create a body of text in 9pt Adobe Caslon regular. I have looked into Chartpak and Letraset and have yet to find my exact needs.

Can anyone suggest a resource or a practice to achieve my desired result? I am also considering phototypesetting, but don't know much about it.

Any information would be helpful!

Thank you!

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