Cloister Black is a direct descendant of a face designed by William Caslon in the early 18th century. This iteration was issued by American Type Founders in 1904. It has enjoyed wide use but our castings have many rare special characters, including the archaic long-s and its ligatures.
Note that in 24pt the long-s characters are present in two variations, lining and descending. With all the specials, this size has 102 characters. Casting 70 fonts of it took us 10 full days and amounted to 42,656 individual types with a total weight of 574 lbs.