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PostPost #1  Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:51 pm    Post subject: Caslon Antique Reply with quote Back to top

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.

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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.
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PostPost #2  Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Perhaps you can find a better version here in this thread ... Wink ...
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PostPost #3  Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Being645 wrote:
Perhaps you can find a better version here in this thread ... Wink ...


thanks, but alas no.
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PostPost #4  Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

From that thread:
vicus wrote:
you can also try this one

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PostPost #5  Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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???
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PostPost #6  Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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?
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PostPost #7  Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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
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PostPost #8  Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I'm off to try and figure out either a greasemonkey script or a stylish hack to get HL to display in caslon antique Mr. Green
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PostPost #9  Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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 Mr. Green


Stylish script:
Code:
@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 Mr. Green
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PostPost #10  Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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 Mr. Green


Make It So Number One

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PostPost #11  Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

markfiend wrote:
Well it works but it looks bloody horrible Mr. Green

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PostPost #12  Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

yeah, caslon really doesnt work for small fonts
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PostPost #13  Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I've posted a screenshot on yfrog:

http://yfrog.com/jas8dp
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PostPost #14  Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Set phasers to 'don't bother' It wasn't me... We are not worthy!
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PostPost #15  Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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!
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PostPost #16  Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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

http://yfrog.com/jas8dp


I like it.
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PostPost #17  Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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.
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PostPost #18  Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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 ...
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PostPost #19  Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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

http://yfrog.com/jas8dp


I think it should stay that way
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PostPost #20  Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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

http://yfrog.com/jas8dp


I like it.

So do I !
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PostPost #21  Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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!
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PostPost #22  Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

You talk funny
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PostPost #23  Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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.
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PostPost #24  Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

All the caps done....
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PostPost #25  Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I look forward to seeing it Very Happy
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