Caslon Antique

Unknown songs and demos, who wrote what, who sang what, the usual biographies, discography gubbins, photos of Eldritch with no sunglasses, etc, etc, etc, yadda, yadda, yadda....
cannon303
Road Kill
Posts: 16
Joined: 13 Mar 2005, 00:36

Hi guys, does anyone know where I can get a better version of Caslon Antique typeface from? I've searched everywhere and just keep turning up the same one which is inferior to the one The Sisters of Mercy used on all of their artwork. The one that seems to be floating around the net is slightly rougher and less elegant than the one the Sisters use.

Thanks

EDIT: P.S. Sorry thought I'd put this in Resources but seems to have ended up in sisters faq's which on reflection probably isn't such a bad place for it after all.
User avatar
Being645
Above the Chemist
Posts: 12687
Joined: 09 Apr 2009, 12:54
Location: reconstruction status: 76,8%

Perhaps you can find a better version here in this thread ... :wink: ...
cannon303
Road Kill
Posts: 16
Joined: 13 Mar 2005, 00:36

Being645 wrote:Perhaps you can find a better version here in this thread ... :wink: ...
thanks, but alas no.
User avatar
markfiend
goriller of form 3b
Posts: 20383
Joined: 11 Nov 2003, 10:55
Location: st custards
Contact:

From that thread:
vicus wrote:you can also try this one
advanced, forthright, signifficant
cannon303
Road Kill
Posts: 16
Joined: 13 Mar 2005, 00:36

markfiend wrote:From that thread:
vicus wrote:you can also try this one
thanks but that one also doesn't match up to the Caslon Antique typeface used on the Sisters artwork. Maybe it doesn't exist as undoubtedly the sisters covers were put together before computers were really used for design. I've got a sheet of letraset when I bought it in 1986 with caslon antique it's much nicer than what is floating around the net.

God, have I got to create the font from scratch???
User avatar
markfiend
goriller of form 3b
Posts: 20383
Joined: 11 Nov 2003, 10:55
Location: st custards
Contact:

cannon303 wrote: Maybe it doesn't exist as undoubtedly the sisters covers were put together before computers were really used for design.
Well there is that. But seriously, what differences are you seeing?
advanced, forthright, signifficant
User avatar
Quiff Boy
Herr Administrator
Posts: 16060
Joined: 25 Jan 2002, 00:00
Location: Lurking and fixing
Contact:

yeah, the sisters used letraset originally.

the versions of caslon antique and casablanca antique floating around the web are freeware aren't they? i'd image there is a font library somewhere with a more refined version that you could buy for

tbh, the sisters always used to reduce the kerning on their artwork. if you try that with either of those two fonts linked above it looks a lot more like the sisters stuff
What’s the difference between a buffalo and a bison?
User avatar
markfiend
goriller of form 3b
Posts: 20383
Joined: 11 Nov 2003, 10:55
Location: st custards
Contact:

I'm off to try and figure out either a greasemonkey script or a stylish hack to get HL to display in caslon antique ;D
advanced, forthright, signifficant
User avatar
markfiend
goriller of form 3b
Posts: 20383
Joined: 11 Nov 2003, 10:55
Location: st custards
Contact:

markfiend wrote:I'm off to try and figure out either a greasemonkey script or a stylish hack to get HL to display in caslon antique ;D
Stylish script:

Code: Select all

@namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);

@-moz-document domain("myheartland.co.uk") {
 body, td{
    font-family: CasablancaAntique !important;
    font-size: 16px !important;
    }
}
Well it works but it looks bloody horrible ;D
advanced, forthright, signifficant
User avatar
weebleswobble
Underneath the Rock
Posts: 5882
Joined: 09 Feb 2006, 06:57
Location: The Bat-Milk Cave
Contact:

markfiend wrote:I'm off to try and figure out either a greasemonkey script or a stylish hack to get HL to display in caslon antique ;D
Make It So Number One

:lol:
‎"We will wear some very loud shirts. We will wear some very wrong trousers."
User avatar
markfiend
goriller of form 3b
Posts: 20383
Joined: 11 Nov 2003, 10:55
Location: st custards
Contact:

markfiend wrote:Well it works but it looks bloody horrible ;D
advanced, forthright, signifficant
User avatar
Quiff Boy
Herr Administrator
Posts: 16060
Joined: 25 Jan 2002, 00:00
Location: Lurking and fixing
Contact:

yeah, caslon really doesnt work for small fonts
What’s the difference between a buffalo and a bison?
User avatar
markfiend
goriller of form 3b
Posts: 20383
Joined: 11 Nov 2003, 10:55
Location: st custards
Contact:

I've posted a screenshot on yfrog:

http://yfrog.com/jas8dp
advanced, forthright, signifficant
User avatar
weebleswobble
Underneath the Rock
Posts: 5882
Joined: 09 Feb 2006, 06:57
Location: The Bat-Milk Cave
Contact:

Set phasers to 'don't bother' :innocent: :notworthy:
‎"We will wear some very loud shirts. We will wear some very wrong trousers."
cannon303
Road Kill
Posts: 16
Joined: 13 Mar 2005, 00:36

lol nice replies. Might have to come here more often. In response to whether there is much difference. No there isn't really, but me being a long long time fan of both records and artwork and being a designer means there is enough of a difference. I'm happy to pay for it but really don't think it exists.

Nice responses though!
User avatar
Caravaggio
Road Kill
Posts: 68
Joined: 26 May 2008, 18:56

markfiend wrote:I've posted a screenshot on yfrog:

http://yfrog.com/jas8dp
I like it.
There have been better plans
But none that I could ever understand...
User avatar
stufarq
Popweazle Piddlepoop
Posts: 3209
Joined: 19 Jan 2008, 17:09
Location: my own imagination

markfiend wrote:I've posted a screenshot on yfrog:

http://yfrog.com/jas8dp
It's not horrible, it's just hard to read at that size.
User avatar
Being645
Above the Chemist
Posts: 12687
Joined: 09 Apr 2009, 12:54
Location: reconstruction status: 76,8%

stufarq wrote:
markfiend wrote:I've posted a screenshot on yfrog:

http://yfrog.com/jas8dp
It's not horrible, it's just hard to read at that size.
... like on various bootlegs CD covers ... :wink: ...
cannon303
Road Kill
Posts: 16
Joined: 13 Mar 2005, 00:36

markfiend wrote:I've posted a screenshot on yfrog:

http://yfrog.com/jas8dp
I think it should stay that way
User avatar
ribbons69
Slight Overbomber
Posts: 1268
Joined: 24 Jan 2009, 12:57
Location: Kirkby in Ashfield,England

Caravaggio wrote:
markfiend wrote:I've posted a screenshot on yfrog:

http://yfrog.com/jas8dp
I like it.
So do I !
"I’ve seen Andrew Eldritch in an ice hockey shirt onstage, and I’ve given him the benefit of the doubt"
Tom G Warrior of Celtic Frost




we fall to rise
User avatar
markfiend
goriller of form 3b
Posts: 20383
Joined: 11 Nov 2003, 10:55
Location: st custards
Contact:

If you like it, download and install the font from up there, download and install the "Stylish" add-on for Firefox, and copy-and-paste the thing I posted in the code tags into a new user-style. Bingo!
advanced, forthright, signifficant
User avatar
weebleswobble
Underneath the Rock
Posts: 5882
Joined: 09 Feb 2006, 06:57
Location: The Bat-Milk Cave
Contact:

You talk funny
‎"We will wear some very loud shirts. We will wear some very wrong trousers."
cannon303
Road Kill
Posts: 16
Joined: 13 Mar 2005, 00:36

Ok, I'm building the font from scratch. Call me Mr Silly Knackers if you like but there you go.

and it's looking much much better all ready.
cannon303
Road Kill
Posts: 16
Joined: 13 Mar 2005, 00:36

All the caps done....
User avatar
robertzombie
Overbomber
Posts: 4338
Joined: 05 Sep 2005, 12:49
Location: London

I look forward to seeing it :D
Post Reply