Caston Typeface

Caston is a revival typeface based on Morris Fuller Benton’s modified litho – initially designed and issued by Inland Type Foundry back in 1907, later modified and issued by American Type Founders in 1917 after the merge. Not only is the typeface now in the hands of public domain due to the defunct ATF a decade ago & it lacking any active descendants – no known digital font was found on the web, until now.

Caston

In short: Caston is a versatile vintage typeface that expresses craftmanship & authenticity. And that’s how I was drawn to it in the first place. Take Caston for a ride, you’ll be pleased with its simplicity.

You’ll also find a pack of 5 vintage illustrations (all illustrations used in previews) in .AI vector & high resolution .PNG. I packed them in as bonus to the font. These illustrations were scanned and optimized from my personal collection of vintage catalogs back in the early 1910’s.

Language Support: English

This product was originally featured in 24 Exceptional Quality Fonts (With Web Fonts and Extended Licensing)

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33 lovely comments from our community

  1. Rating:

    Pedro

    yeah!

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    • Ben Neeves

      Thank you so much, Pedro! :) We hope you enjoy your new freebie!

      Reply
  2. Steven

    Amazing timing! I was just going to purchase a similar font for my own wedding invitations, but you saved me! Awesome : )

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    • Ben Neeves

      Hey Steven,

      Thank you so much for your comment! It’s great to hear that this freebie came around just in the nick of time for you :) We hope it makes an awesome addition to your wedding invitations :)

      Reply
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    Diane Stafford

    Thanks very much!

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    • Ben Neeves

      Hey Diane,

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. We really appreciate it and we hope you love working with your new freebie :)

      Reply
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    Adpassion d. W.Kerschbaumer

    please don’t propose typefaces with no international orientation

    there are no @€öäüß+#

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    • StaggerLee

      It’s a fine font… It’s free… and it’s Friday. Don’t let it bring you down.
      Thank you very much DC.

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    • Ben Neeves

      Hey Waldemar,

      Thank you kindly for your feedback. I’m really sorry that this font will not be a good fit for you. Unfortunately this font does not feature international language support but I can certainly touch base with the designer to see if this will be available in a future update? Please do let me know and I will happily reach out on your behalf and enquire this :)

      I hope this helps, Waldemar, and my apologies again for any inconvenience caused. Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any other questions. I’m here to help!

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    Mike Skocko

    Thanks! I’ll point my students here as well. :)

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    • Ben Neeves

      Hey Mike,

      Thank you so much for your comment and for sharing this with your students! We hope you all have loads of fun working with it :)

      If you or your students have any questions or if there is ever anything I could assist you with please do let me know. I’m always happy to lend a hand :)

      Reply

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