April 07, 2005

Wine & Dine


One of my favourites. Simple yet elegant. Gill Sans for the masthead and headings.


Mrs Eaves and Gill Sans used for the body type.

Posted by Randy at April 7, 2005 02:28 PM in typography

Say, Gill works gets along quite well with the Mrs. doesn’t he? I don’t think I’ve seen the combo until now.

Posted by: Stephen Coles at April 18, 2005 02:35 PM

Mrs Eaves was named for John Baskerville’s housekeeper, who later became his wife.

Reading a page set in Mrs Eaves, is somewhat like listening to a beautiful woman. Her pretty lips will distract you from what she’s actually saying.

And so it is with Mrs Eaves: It’s not invisible enough to be used as bodytext, IMHO.

Posted by: Karen at April 18, 2005 03:22 PM


Posted by: Stephen Coles at April 19, 2005 02:18 AM

Wine & Dine’s been revamped again. If you thought Mrs Eaves was distracting, wait till you try and read bodytext set in Tankard’s Disturbance. Yes, it’s the bodytext in some parts of the magazine. Yes, they use it for quite huge chunks of text. And yes, it is very disturbing to read. (Heh, can’t resist the pun.) Even my non-designer friends went “Eeeks! What’s that?”

Posted by: Karen at July 11, 2005 10:38 AM
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