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Erik van Blokland | 57. TDC-SHOW
Exhibition from 19. November 2011 till 4. December 2011
Erik van Blokland
Categories: Typedesign

Typeface: Eames Century Modern
Typeface Designer: Erik van Blokland, The Hague, Netherlands
Foundry: House Industries, Yorklyn, Delaware
Members of Typeface Family/System:
Regular, Regular Italic, Book, Book Italic, Light, Light Italic, Thin, Thin Italic, Medium, Medium Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, Extra Bold, Extra Bold Italic, Black, Black Italic, Stencil, and Stencil Cameo
Designer’s Concept:
Charles and Ray Eames did not design a typeface and this project was not about creating fonts that they would have drawn had they felt the need or inspiration to do so. It was about creating a tool that had the same universal appeal as monuments to the Eames aes- thetic, many of which have been so ingrained in our visual landscape that we barely notice them. Eames Century Modern is crafted in the same vein; its dignified legibility effectively transmits the message without overpowering the medium while devilishly intoxi- cating details in words, letters, serifs, spaces, stems and tapers find their way into the subconscious of even the most casual observer. Much like waiting in a departure lounge on Eames system airport seating; you don’t know why you’re comfortable, you just are.

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