Mr. Eaves Modern

On Typekit: A classy sans serif with a familiar sounding name

Every Tuesday, I highlight a typeface from Typekit that's included for free with your Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. 


Mrs. Eaves was a popular serif typeface released in the late 1990s by Emigre. (I’ll always think of my friend Nikki Villagomez who adored Mrs. Eaves.)

But this is not Mrs. Eaves, it’s her “husband,” Mr. Eaves. Emigre's Mr. Eaves comes in a variety of looks: Modern, Sans, XL, XL Narrow. Mr. Eaves is a massive sans serif family with a wide variety of weights that compliments Mrs. Eaves.

I’m focusing on Mr. Eaves Modern Book, a classy sans serif with some interesting alternates and a full set of small caps. I adore the alternates on some of the lowercase characters that add a curved flourish to the stem. The x-height is low, but if you want larger lowercase letters, that’s what the XL version is for. Check out Mr. Eaves on Typekit.

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Bob Wertz writes about design, technology and pop culture at Sketchbook B. Bob is a Columbia, South Carolina-based designer, creative director, college instructor, husband and dad. He’s particularly obsessed with typography, the creative process and the tools we use to create. In his spare time, he explains the importance of real small caps. Follow Bob on Twitter and Instagram.