Which typeface is this?

EL&U header

How does it get instantiated into the page? I tried looking at the webpage source with Firebug and it just shows up the following HTML tags.

<div id="hlogo">
  <a href="/">English Language and Usage</a>

2 Answers 2


The title font is Adobe Caslon Bold.

The logo is shown as a CSS sprite of the anchor link inside of the "hlogo" div.

  • sstatic.net/englishmeta/img/logo.png?v=123
    – z7sg Ѫ
    Commented Apr 29, 2011 at 11:21
  • thanks. the text is "rough-ified", though, right? Commented Apr 29, 2011 at 11:43
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    @sibbaldiopsis yes. I didn't design the English site. I contracted a talented designer Alex Charchar for this project. If you love design and typography, you should check out his blog: retinart.net A lot of interesting articles there.
    – Jin
    Commented Apr 29, 2011 at 15:18
  • @sibbaldiopsis: I believe the proper term for the treatment is "distressed" type.
    – Robusto
    Commented Apr 30, 2011 at 0:46
  • Apparently WhatTheFont doesn't guess it correctly.
    – Adam
    Commented May 4, 2011 at 3:35
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    (1) What font is the ampersand? It's really pretty. (2) I clicked on the myfonts link and checked out their Central/Eastern European fonts. I had to laugh at their example phrase: Árvíztűrő tükörfúrógép = "Flood-tolerant drill for mirrors" (in Hungarian).
    – Marthaª
    Commented May 19, 2011 at 21:38

It looks pretty similar to Caslon Antique to me, though the ampersand is definitely different.

Edit: Could it be Letterpress Text? Or perhaps Americanus?

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