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John Baskerville

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  • John Baskerville

  • Good Housekeeping

  • Mrs. Eaveswas created by designer Zuzana Licko in 1996.

    A revival of the classic Baskerville ypeface, Mrs. Eaves relecs Licko’s interes in “loosening” up Baskerville by reducing contras while keping the ypeface open and light. Mrs Eaves is named ater Sarah Eaves, the woman who became John Baskerville’s wife. As Baskerville was sexing up his printing and ype business, Mrs. Eaves moved in wih him as a live-in housekeper, eventually

    becoming his wife ater the death of her 0rs husband, Mr. Eaves. Hints of the Helvetica Neue ypeface can be found throughout the series as well. Mrs Eaves is a revival of the ypes of English printer and punchcuxer John Baskerville, and is related to Baskerville ypefaces.

    Good Housekeeping

  • The Nitty-Gritty

    Like Baskerville, Mrs Eaves has a near vertical sress (the direcion in which a

    curved sroke changes weight), departing rom the old syle model. Identiding

    characers, similar to Baskerville’s ypes, are the lowercase g wih is open lower

    counter and swashlike ear.

    Both the roman and ialic uppercase Q have a lowing swashlike tail.

    gQCWG

    The uppercase C has seri% at top and at the boxom.

    There is no serif at the apex of the central juncion in uppercase W.

    The uppercase G has a sharp pur sumesing a vesigal serif.

  • The Nitty-Gritty

    The ialic e has a very small counter of compared to that of an ialic a.

    The uppercase J falls well belowthe baseline.

    e aJAET

    The uppercase A has a veryhigh crossbar.

    The uppercase E has an extendedlower arm.

    The uppercase T has very wide arms.

  • The Fun Stuff

    isn’t i that the

    ligatures have

    ligatures

  • The Fun Stuff

    IRONICworddosn’tany?

  • 0sh

    Conjoined Twins

    a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y zLigatures have several funcions in the sexing of ype. Some ligatures are necessary to avoid the collision of particular lexer combinations.

    For example, the pacing problem bewen the “f” and “i” characers can be resolved by replacing the pair wih a separately designed “0” ligature.

    The joining of lexers, of course, comes rom our alphabet’s roots in handwriten forms. When the alphabet was subsequently adapted to print in the form of movable ype, i continued to include many ligatures. Eventually for the sake of expediency, all but the mos necessary ligatures were dropped rom the sandard characer set. Even today, the sandard characer set accommodates only the mos common ligatures;

    0 l * + a o

    fish fish0sh

  • Conjoined Twins + Triplets

    K L M N OA B C D EU V W X YF G H I JP Q @ S TZ + * & R

    1 2 34 5 9 7 8 6

    ^ % $

  • Yours by this hand: and to se how he prizes the fOlish woman your wife

    !She gave i him, and he hath gven i his

    whore.

    Not-So Dearest Shakespeare

  • Tarry a litle, there is something else.

    This bond doth gve the here no jot of blood;

    The words expressly are “a pound of lesh.”

    Not-So Dearest Shakespeare

  • amen icy cinemaBorrow or rob?CAMP MACDR. AWKWARDEw! Eat a ewe?FLEE TO ME, REMOTE ELFGoddamn mad dog!harass sarahI prefer pi

    Words!

  • Zeu

    s w

    as d

    eifi

    ed,

    saw

    Su

    ez

    Yo,

    ban

    ana

    boy!

    WA

    LM

    AR

    T’S

    TR

    AM

    LA

    W

    UFO

    TO

    FUTo

    o ho

    t to

    hoot

    STE

    P O

    N N

    O P

    ET

    S

    More Words!

  • Really Complex Sentences

    The exodus of jazzy pigeons is craved by squeamish

    walkers.

    A mad boxer shot a quick,

    gloved jab to the jaw of his dizzy

    opponent.

  • That Usually Make No Sense

    Uphill joggng will tax pounding heart muscle very quickly;

    bexer to be lazy!

    Ebenezer unexpecedly

    bamed wo tranquil aardvarks wih his

    jifd vacuum cleaner.

  • T T T T T T T T T T T TT

    A

    S

    Q

    B

    F

    Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q

    A A A A A A A A

    B B B B B B B B B B

    F F F F F F F F F F

    S S S S S S S S S S S S

    Let’s End on WingDings, okay?

  • E D U

    E E E E E E E E E E

    U U U U U U U U U U

    D D D D D D D D D D

    Or Was it WebDings?