I’ve always loved Adobe Caslon. It’s one of the first “big girl”, non-David Carson digital typefaces I purchased back in my broke-ass design student days. I love the sassy little bracketed serifs and the ear on the lowercase g makes me a bit weak in the knees.
There’s something about it that makes me think of reading my mom’s old library copy of Jane Eyre. Since the quote was about storytelling, I wanted the type to evoke old books. I paired it with Voluta script because I liked the idea of combining two different ways of getting a story out of your head and onto paper: handwriting and the printing press.
Why this Typekit font pairing works
Because it’s such a historic, classic typeface (the original Caslon is cited as the first original typeface of English origin, circa 1722) it pairs well with a historic script font. Voluta Pro fits the bill with its swash caps and dagger-like descenders that evoke a turn of the last century handwritten aesthetic. Since Caslon has a calligraphic feel to it, it pairs well with a script. And there’s also enough contrast between the soft roundness of Caslon and the spiky descenders of the script that it gives your eye something interesting to look at.