When combined with colors that are evocative of the mid-century teals, yellows and oranges Eames can hammer home that historic references without being kitschy, as seen in the Taschen covers for Advertising from the Mad Men Era  and the packaging for Memory . Nevertheless, the name and the style was swallowed up by most other type makers and spread from the UK to the US and abroad. This is a comically robust family, with 18 weights, multiple number sets and a set of borders to boot. Eames falls right in the middle between the slab sensibilities of Sentinel and the frail, ornate features in Harriet Display. Clarendons serve as the middle point between the bold voice of an Antique and the more fragile state of a Roman serif.
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Thick Antique slab-serifs Didone italics and Clarendons all make appearances, and you can see bits of their influence throughout Eames Century Modern. Each permeation of the Eames family has mdern subtle twist on its overall theme, and one of the weights that has proven particularly valuable to designers is the Stencil.
Many stencil fonts feel rigidly modular in a cold way, the stenciling effect stripping away contours and warm away from the letterforms. This is a comically robust cenyury, with 18 weights, multiple number sets and a set of borders to boot.
When combined with colors that are evocative of the mid-century teals, yellows and oranges Eames can hammer home that historic references without being kitschy, as seen in the Taschen covers for Advertising from the Mad Men Era  and the packaging for Memory . Eames is used in long-form situations from time to time, but usually in slightly larger-than-usual sizes.
When pushed to its boldest weights, Eames is gregarious and outspoken, daring you not to smile .
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This is a typeface that makes you smile, and I think it says a lot about how much fun Eames is to eame that there are so many projects out there that only exist to give designers an excuse to play with it. They takes the spirit of the family and translate it into an eaames more boisterous place without ever feeling out of control. The first numeral set is a set of Poster numerals which take inspiration from several massive-scale examples the Eames had in their office .
From Printing type specimensc. All three have ball terminals and a ribbon-like design that nearly threads each character together. Those heavy weights, the stencil, and the special number sets are eeames and crisp, aching to be used with bright, punchy colors. The typeface is first and foremost a Clarendon: The brand makes use of the lighter weights as well, particularly alongside subtle motion work that hammers home the playful tone of the font .
Eames Century Modern rather brilliantly sidesteps this by using the curves of the letterforms to guide the segmentation, resulting in a much more natural-feeling modulation of the glyphs. Clarendons serve as the middle point between the bold voice of an Antique and the more fragile state of a Roman serif. This subtle imperfection across the family softens the massive slab serifs and prevents the design from feeling imposing in its boldest weights.
Eames Century Modern is a beautiful typeface that blends two major genres of serif: Eames toes closer to Roman-style traits than Clarendon or Belizio, as you can see the in more relaxed presence it has compared to the others with their flat edges . Eames falls right in the middle between the slab sensibilities of Sentinel and the frail, ornate features in Harriet Display. These numerals are cartoonish, playful and expressive.
This is a tease at the other major influence on Eames Century Modern: Eames has greater thick-to-thin contrast most noticable in the exclmation point!
Clarendons are wide-set, have slab serifs that grow thicker as their weight increases, and tend to have details like ball terminals that give them an interesting interplay between squares and circles. If you need something to really lean into the retro stylings of the mid 20th-century, Eames has you covered.
Nevertheless, the name and the style was swallowed up by most other type makers and spread from the UK to the US and abroad.
This is one of the smartest kodern vintage-inspired typeface designs I can think of, due to how it serves both as a competent revival of the Clarendon genre that dominated the era and seamlessly combines and amplifies the other aesthetic trends of the era. In addition to the base family, Eames Century Modern has two variations of Stencil designs, and four weights of numerals, which range from bulbous to spindly.
In the example below, Eames middle is contrasted against Sentinela lovely Ionic-ish revival top and Harrieta Scotch bottom .
Eames Century Modern Font: Thursday Type Treat
As previously mentioned, Eames Century Modern is well-suited to be used alongside bright colors. Design by Paula Mastrangelo. These skeletal, jagged designs are a marked contrast to the bulbous forms in the circus set, but they share the same mid-century sensibility and playful spirit.