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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.
The special Eames Century Modern packaging will be available for a limited time. Please allow two to three weeks for delivery. We have added an additional shipping charge to cover the cost of the special packaging. All fonts are available for download upon purchase, but please contact us if you need to have a CD shipped immediately.
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.
In a nod to Charles and Ray’s infatuation with circus imagery, we penned three elephantine numeral fonts whose woodcut-inspired forms leave a tastefully pachydermic impact on any layout. Fanciful figures from Ray’s January and December 1943 Arts and Architecture® covers were the impetus for a more delicate set of numbers. All four figure sets boast a rich array of currency symbols, punctuation and a sophisticated fraction feature.
The Eames’ pragmatism was always tempered with their love of adornment, so this collection would not be complete without a host of carefully drawn ornaments and a galley of frames. These elements are sure to provide dignified directional stability and exquisitely cultivated closure to any design project.
typeface design Erik van Blokland & House Industries · art direction Andy Cruz · typeface direction Ken Barber & Andy Cruz · typeface mastering Tal Leming · catalog design Bondé Prang · photography The Eames Office, The Herman Miller Archive, Carlos Alejandro, Cheryl Savala · eames exhibits Erik van Blokland, Ken Barber, Ben Kiel