Mrs Eaves, blog post 3

The anatomy of Mrs Eaves typeface

The anatomy of Mrs Eaves typeface

I chose Mrs Eaves font for my type specimen poster because I like that it is a fairly recent design (1996), and it is the female version of her husband’s typeface design, Baskerville (1757).  Both Baskerville and Mrs Eaves are classified as transitional serif typefaces.  Mrs Eaves has a small x-height, making the lowercase letters wide with a horizontal emphasis, and its long ascenders and sharp details make it a beautiful font perfect for special occasions.

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