Type Tuesday: Eames


House Industries Eames' Century Modern is a fine family. I particularly like the thin and italic styles. If I hadn't recently purchased H&FJ's Sentinel, I'd be pressing the Buy Me button.

"Eames Century Modern is a typographic workhorse that honors the Eames aesthetic while offering unprecedented functionality. An eighteen-style serif typeface family strikes an unprecedented balance between distinctive idiosyncrasies, readability and space economy. Its 18 styles include gracefully complementary italics and a virtually endless supply of deep text handling features. Carefully-weighted small caps, nine different figure styles, ligatures, contextual alternate forms and thousands of lines of computer code give Eames Century Modern a significant edge in contemporary design environments. A stencil font on the heaviest weight of Eames Century Modern takes the curvature of bent plywood and abstracts the shapes into type."

As is their usual style, this House font comes with a special package. "The first copies of Eames Century Modern will endure the rigors of modern parcel delivery systems jealously guarded in a solid chunk of furniture-grade plywood. Hand printed with our signature air-dried inks in 30 different random versions, each block includes a precision-routed keyhole so it can stand (or hang) as a 21st century monument to 20th century design principles."

They have some Eames extras as well:

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