Mrs. Eaves

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Credits

Designer(s)
Zuzana Licko
Foundry(ies)
Emigre
Release Year
1996
Country of Origin
United States
Classification
Serif
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
Emigre
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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.

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Last edited by Marky on June 20, 2009, 03:10am EST

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