City of London, England, United Kingdom
Red Lion Court
W Caslon Junr Letter Founder
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications.
Location. 51° 30.859′ N, 0° 6.531′ W. Marker is in City of London, England. Marker is at the intersection of Red Lion Court and Fleet Street on Red Lion Court. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 170 Fleet Street, City of London, England EC4A 2EA, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. British Institute of Professional Photography (a few steps from this marker); Johnson's Court (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Samuel Johnson (a few steps from this marker); Crane Court (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Dunstan's Court (within shouting distance of this marker); Mitre Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Bolt Court (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tipperary (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of London.
Also see . . . William Caslon IV (Typophile). "William Caslon IV is best known as the designer of the first sans serif typeface, though sans serif lettering had existed for some time. He was the great grandson of the original William Caslon, son of William Caslon III who had purchased the Joseph Jackson foundry in 1792 creating a second Caslon foundry. William IV took over the business in 1807 and was evidently very creative. He invented two part matrices for casting large letters and a method of casting wedge shaped letters for cylinder printing....In 1816 William IV issued a specimen book that showed a single line of upper case sans serif letters labeled “2 Line English Egyptian” or about 28 points in size. Though Egyptian has come to refer to slab serif types only, it originally referred to all monotone or monoline stroke types. It is not known why he cut the sans, whether it was cut for a client or as an experiment, but there was no interest in it and several years would pass before more sans serif types appeared." (Submitted on May 15, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 15, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.