Type Study: Mrs. Eaves and Universal Grotesk

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I studied typography for a bit today, starting off my random search on Ligatures. I learned that people don’t use them as often as they used to, and only certain digital typefaces, few and far between, have them built into their sets. A cool fact: an ampersand is the most commonly used ligature today, originally built from combining “e” and “t.”

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Source: typekit.com

From there, I read the history of Mrs. Eaves.

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Source: ilovetypography.com

And then finally found my way to Universal Grotesk. I love it’s geometric semblance and it’s quirky descenders (although sadly I couldn’t find a digital version with the dropped “f”).

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