Which font was used for the site's headline "ENGLISH LANGUAGE & USAGE"?

(I like it.)

  • meta.english.stackexchange.com/questions/400/… Doesn't mention the font, as far as I could tell, but provides some background history.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Nov 3, 2013 at 7:44
  • Found the answer in this link: What font does the site use?
    – Mari-Lou A
    Nov 3, 2013 at 7:47
  • @Mari-LouA: that link only gives the body font (Georgia). The heading is a graphic, and obviously uses a different font than the rest of the site.
    – Marthaª
    Nov 11, 2013 at 18:59
  • @Marthaª I hadn't realized. I just recalled reading about the font used for ELU and found the link. Thanks for pointing it out.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Nov 11, 2013 at 20:07

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The ampersand is Baskerville Italic. The main font is a type of distressed/corroded Caslon, which is given away by the serif at the top of the A, especially.

There are some demonstrated at http://www.fontscape.com/explore?7QI, but not the particular example used here.

  • Hopefully Jin will call in at some point...
    – Andrew Leach Mod
    Nov 4, 2013 at 14:56

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