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    Entries in Mr Eaves (1)

    Thursday
    Oct222009

    Mr & Mrs Eaves

    Emigre recently released Mr Eaves, a sans serif companion to the excellent Mrs Eaves, both designed by Zuzana Licko.

    Mrs Eaves is based on Baskerville and Zuzana Licko explains the relationship between John Baskerville and Sarah Eaves in the design essay to Mrs Eaves:

    This typeface is named after Sarah Eaves, the woman who became John Baskerville's wife. As Baskerville was setting up his printing and type business, Mrs. Eaves moved in with him as a live-in housekeeper, eventually becoming his wife after the death of her first husband, Mr. Eaves. Like the widows of Caslon, Bodoni, and the daughters of Fournier, Sarah similarly completed the printing of the unfinished volumes that John Baskerville left upon his death.

    Would it be a type crime to use Mr Eaves and Baskerville on the same project?