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about

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Massachusetts,

U . S . A It all started with

Charles Ying

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w as creat ed b as ed o n a t y p e f a c e n a me d B a sk e r v i l l e . I was s t y led aft er B a sk e r v i l l e , t h e f a mo u s tra n si ti o n a l s er if t y p eface d esi g n e d i n 1 757 b y Jo h n B a sk e r v i l l e in B irm in gh am , E n g l a n d . M r s Eav e s w a s n a me d a f te r B as kerv ille’s l iv e in h o u se k e e p e r, S a ra h Eav e s, w h o m h e l at er m arr ied . O n e o f B a sk e r v i l l e’s i n t e n t s w a s t o d e v e l o p t y p efaces t h at pu s h ed t h e c o n tra st b e tw e e n th i c k a n d th i n s t r o kes , part ially t o s h ow o f f th e n e w p r i n ti n g a n d p a p e r m akin g t ech n iq u es o f h is t i me . A s a r e su l t h i s ty p e s w e r e o f te n crit iciz ed fo r b ein g t o o p e r f e c t , sta r k , a n d d i f f i c u l t to r e a d . L icko n o t iced t h at s u b se q u e n t r e v i v a l s o f B a sk e r v i l l e h a d co n t in u ed alo n g t h e s am e p a t h o f p e r f e c t i o n , u si n g a s a mo d e l t h e q u alit ies o f t h e lead t y p e i tse l f , n o t t h e p r i n t e d sp e c i me n s. Up o n s t u d y in g b o o ks pr i n te d b y B a sk e r v i l l e a t t h e B a n c r o f t L ib rar y in B erkeley, L ick o d e c i d e d to b a se h e r d e si g n o n th e prin t ed s am pl es w h ich w e r e h e av i e r a n d h a d mo r e c h a ra c t e r d u e t o t h e im prin t o f l ead ty p e i n to p a p e r a n d th e r e su l ti n g i n k s pr ead . Sh e red u ced t h e c o n tra st w h i l e r e t a i n i n g t h e o v e ra l l o p en n es s an d ligh t n es s o f B a sk e r v i l l e b y g i v i n g th e l o w e r c a se ch aract er s a wid er pro p o r t i o n . S h e th e n r e d u c e d t h e x - h e i g h t r el at iv e t o t h e cap h eigh t to av o i d i n c r e a si n g th e se t w i d th . T h ere is s o m et h in g u n iq ue a b o u t me a n d i t’s d i f f i c u l t to d e f i n e . My in d iv id u al ch aract er s a r e a t t i me s aw k w a r d l o o k i n g — t h e W is s o m ew h at n ar r o w, t h e L u n c o mmo n l y w i d e , th e f l a r e o f t h e s t r o kes l ead in g in t o t h e se r i f s u n u su a l l y p r o n o u n c e d . Ta k e n in d iv id u al l y, at firs t s igh t so me o f my c h a ra c t e r s d o n’ t se e m t o fit t o get h er. T h e s pac i n g i s g e n e ra l l y to o l o o se f o r l a r g e b o d ies o f t ext , it s o r t o f ra mb l e s a l o n g . Ye t w h e n u se d i n t h e r igh t circu m s t an ce it im p a r ts a v e r y p a r t i c u l a r f e e l th a t se ts i t clear l y apart fro m m an y l i k e mi n d e d t y p e s. I t h a s a n u n d e f i n e d q u alit y t h at r es o n at es w i th p e o p l e . Th i s p a ra d o x ( i mp e r f e c t


y et pl eas in g) is p erh a p s b e st i l l u stra te d b y d e si g n c r i t i c a n d h is t o r ian R o b in K in r o ss w h o h a s p o i n t e d o u t t h e l i mi ta ti o n o f t h e “ lo o s e” s pacin g t ha t L i c k o e mp l o y e d , a mo n g o th e r t h i n g s, y et s im u lt an eo u s l y d e si g n a t e d t h e M r s Eav e s ty p e sp e c i me n w it h an h o n o rab l e m e n t i o n i n t h e 1 9 9 9 A me r i c a n C e n te r f o r Des ign an n u al co m p e ti t i o n . P r o o f , p e r h a p s, t h a t ty p e i s b e st ju d ged in t h e co n t ext o f i ts u sa g e . Ev en w it h al l it s s h o r tc o mi n g s, I h av e o u tso l d a l l Emi g r e f o n t s b y t w o fo l d . O n My Fo n t s.c o m, o n e o f t h e l a r g e st o n - l i n e t y p e s el l er s , I h av e b een a mo n g th e 2 0 b e st se l l i n g ty p e s f o r y e a r s, lis t ed am o n g s u ch cla ssi c s a s He l v e ti c a , Un i v e r s, B o d o n i a n d Fran klin G o t h ic. D u e to i t s c o mme r c i a l a n d p o p u l a r su c c e ss i t h as co m e t o d efin e t h e Emi g r e t y p e f o u n d r y. Wh ile L icko in it ially se t o u t to d e si g n a t ra d i t i o n a l te x t f a c e , w e n ev er s p ecified h o w I c o u l d b e b e st u se d . Ty p e f a c e s w i l l fin d t h eir o w n w ay. B u t i f th e r e’s o n e p a r ti c u l a r c o mmo n u s age t h at s t an d s o u t , i t mu st b e l i te ra r y — I l o v e to a d o r n b o o k co v er s an d r el is h es s h o r t b l u r b s o n th e f l a p s a n d b a c k s o f d u st co v er s . Trips t o b o o ks t o r e s a r e a l w ay s a tr e a t f o r u s a s w e f i n d m e s t arin g o u t at u s f r o m d o ze n s o f b o o k c o v e r s i n t h e mo st elegan t co m p o s it io n s, e a c h ti me su r p r i si n g p e o p l e w i th my m an y ext rav agan t t ale n ts. An d M r s E av es feel s j u st a s c o mf o r ta b l e i n a w i d e v a r i e t y o f o t h er l o cales s u ch as C D c o v e r s ( Ra d i o h e a d ’s Ha i l t o th e Th i e f b eing our p ersonal favorite), restaurant menus, logos, and p o etry b o o ks , wh er e it giv es a n e l e g a n t p r e se n c e t o sh o r t te x t s. O n e ar ea wh er e M rs Eav e s se e ms l e ss c o mf o r t a b l e i s i n th e s et t in g o f lo n g t ext s , p a r ti c u l a r l y i n e n v i r o n me n t s su c h a s th e interiors of b o oks, magazines, and newspap ers. It seems to handle lo n g t ext s wel l o n l y if t h e r e i s a mp l e sp a c e . A g o o d e x a mp l e i s the b o ok release The Band: A Musical History published by Capitol Records. Here, I was given appropriate set width and generous line s pacin g. I n s u ch cas es i t s w i d e p r o p o r t i o n s p r o v i d e a l u x u r i o u s an d s pacio u s feel wh i c h i n v i te s r e a d i n g . Ec o n o my o f sp a c e w a s n o t o n e o f t h e go al s b e h i n d th e o r i g i n a l M r s Eav e s d e si g n . W i t h t h e in t r o d u ct io n o f M r s Eav e s X L , L i c k o a d d r e sse s t h i s i ssu e . Sin ce I am o n e o f t h e m o st p o p u l a r t y p e f a c e s, i t ’s n o t su r p r i si n g t h at o v er t h e y ear s we’ v e r e c e i v e d ma n y a n d ma n y su g g e st i o n s fo r ad d it io n s t o t h e fa mi l y. Th e p r e d o mi n a n t to p th r e e w i sh e s


are: great er s pace eco n o m y ; t h e a d d i t i o n o f a b o l d i ta l i c sty l e ; an d t h e d es ir e t o pair i t w i t h a sa n s d e si g n . Th e X L se r i e s an s wer s t h es e req u es t s w i t h a c o mp r e h e n si v e se t o f n e w f o n ts in cl u d in g a n arr o w, an d a c o mp a n i o n se r i e s o f M r s Eav e s S a n s s t y l es t o b e rel eas ed s o o n . T h e m ain d is t in gu is h in g f e a tu r e s o f M r s Eav e s X L a r e i ts l a r g e r x-h eigh t wit h pro p o r t io n a l l y sh o r te r a sc e n d e r s a n d d e sc e n d e r s an d o v eral l t igh t er s pacing . Th e se a d d i t i o n a l f o n t s e x p a n d t h e M r s E av es fam ily fo r a lar g e r v a r i e ty o f u se s, sp e c i f i c a l l y t h o se requiring space economy. The larger x-height also allows a smaller p o in t s iz e t o b e u s ed wh il e ma i n ta i n i n g r e a d a b i l i ty. M r s E av es XL als o h as a n a r r o w c o u n t e r p a r t t o th e r e g u l a r, wit h a s et w id t h o f ab o u t 9 2 p e r c e n t w h i c h f u l f i l l s e v e n mo r e co m pact u s es . At firs t , t hi s may n o t se e m p a r t i c u l a r l y n a r r o w, b u t t h e go al w as t o pr o v i d e a n a l t e r n a ti v e to t h e r e g u l a r t h a t wo u l d wo r k w el l as a co mp a c t te x t f a c e w h i l e ma i n t a i n i n g t h e fu l l ch aract er is t ics o f t h e r e g u l a r, ra th e r t h a n a n e x t r e me n arr o w wh ich wo u l d b e le ss su i ta b l e f o r t e x t . So h ere I am , a fu l l y d ev el o p e d t y p e f a c e th a t c o u l d b e e n j o y a b l e fo r ev er y o n e t o u s e. Here's th e r e st o f my st o r y.


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8 .5 / 1 1 i am pretty sure i just met my soulmate today. i was at the airport when i saw him walking in fron t o f m e . i t w a s j u s t l i k e i n a d r e a m . n o , a c t ua l ly , i t w a s m o r e l i k e i n a m o v i e . w h e n i s a w h i m , e v e ry t h i ng b lu r r e d o u t , a n d m y e y e s j u s t g ot fo c u s e d o n h i m . i c o u l d not ta k e m y s i g h t o u t o f f o f h i m , a n d p r o b a b ly b e c a u s e o f t h e i n t e n s e s t a r i n g i d i d , h e t h e n l o o k e d a t m e b a c k .

I am pretty sure I just met my soulmate today. I was at the airport when I saw him walking in front of me. It was just like in a dream. no, actually, it was more like in a movie.When I saw him, everything blurred out, and my eyes just got focused on him. I could not take my sight out off of him, and probably because of the intense staring I did, he then looked at me back.

8 .5 / 1 1 i a m p r e t t y s u r e i j u s t m e t m y s o u l m at e t o day . i wa s at t h e a i r p o rt w h e n i s a w h i m wa l k i n g i n f r o n t o f m e . i t wa s j u s t l i k e i n a d r e a m . n o , a c t u a l ly , i t wa s m o r e l i k e i n a m ov i e . w h e n i s aw h i m , e v e ry t h i n g b lu r r e d ou t , a n d m y e y e s j u s t g o t fo c u s e d o n h i m . i c o u l d n o t t a k e m y s i g h t o u t o f f o f h i m , a n d p r o b a b ly b e c a u s e o f t h e i n t e n s e sta r i ng i d i d , h e t h e n l o o k e d at m e b ac k .

I am pretty sure I just met my soulmate today. I was at the airport when I saw him walking in front of me. It was just like in a dream. no, actually, it was more like in a movie. When i saw him, everything blurred out, and my eyes just got focused on him. I could not take my sight out off of him, and probably because of the intense staring I did, he then looked at me back.

8 .5 / 1 1 i a m p r e t t y s u r e i j u s t m e t m y s ou l m at e to d ay . i wa s at t h e a i r p o rt w h e n i s aw h i m w a l k i n g i n f r o n t o f m e . i t w a s j u s t l i k e i n a d r e a m . n o , a c t u a l ly , i t w a s m o r e l i k e i n a m ov i e . w h e n i s aw h i m , ev e ry t h i ng b l u r r e d ou t , a n d m y ey e s j u s t g ot fo c u s e d o n h i m . i c o u l d n o t t a k e m y s i g h t o u t o f f o f h i m , a n d p r o b a b ly b e c a u s e o f t h e i n t e n s e s ta r i ng i d i d , h e t h e n l o o k e d at m e b ac k .

I am pretty sure I just met my soulmate today. I was at the airport when I saw him walking in front of me. It was just like in a dream. No, actually, it was more like in a movie. When i saw him, everything blurred out, and my eyes just got focused on him. I could not take my sight out off of him, and probably because of the intense staring I did, he then looked at me back.


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He took me to the airport on my last day there. I was scared. I was terrified of losing him. He was there looking nervous and sad too. After checking in, he pulled me and he asked whether he was just a fling or not. And of course I told him no. I like him. So we decided to try this out. He took me to the airport on my last day there. I was scared. I was terrified of losing him. He was there looking nervous and sad too. After checking in, he pulled me and he asked whether he was just a fling or not. And of course I told him no. I like him. So we decided t o t r y t h i s o u t . T h i s m i g h t b e t o u g h , b u t w e a r e r e a d y.

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He took me to the airport on my last day there. I was scared. I was terrified of losing him. He was there looking nervous and sad too. After checking in, he pulled me and he asked whether he was just a fling or not. And of course I told him no. I like him. So we decided to try this out. He took me to the airport on my last day there. I was scared. I was terrified of losing him. He was there looking nervous and sad too. After checking in, he pulled me and he asked whether he was just a fling or not. And of course I told him no. I like him. So we d e c i d e d t o t r y t h i s o u t . T h i s m i g h t b e t o u g h , b u t w e a r e r e a d y.

8. 5 / 1 1

He took me to the airport on my last day there. I was scared. I was terrified of losing him. He was there looking nervous and sad too. After checking in, he pulled me and he asked whether he was just a fling or not. And of course I told him no. I like him. So we decided to try this out. He took me to the airport on my last day there. I was scared. I was terrified of losing him. He was there looking nervous and sad too. After checking in, he pulled me and he asked whether he was just a fling or not. And of course I told him no. I l i k e h i m . S o w e d e c i d e d t o t r y t h i s o u t . T h i s m i g h t b e t o u g h , b u t w e a r e r e a d y.


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Mrs Eaves Type Specimen  

Still the same project with Mrs Eaves Type Promotion, I created a booklet for the type specimen of Mrs Eaves.

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