Mrs Eaves 9 styles
Originally designed by Zuzana Licko in 1996, Mrs Eaves was styled after Baskerville, the famous transitional serif typeface designed by John Baskerville in 1757. Mrs Eaves was named after Baskerville's live in housekeeper, Sarah Eaves, whom he later married. The design maintains the elements from Baskerville that make it highly legible, but Licko gave it her own interpretation emphasizing an overall openness and lightness. Contrast was reduced slightly, and the lower case characters were given a wider proportion. In order to avoid increasing the set-width, the x-height was reduced, relative to the cap-height, lending it a distinctive look with tall ascenders.