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A design student bummer from The Dieline, quoting student Nour Tabet:


  I have always wondered about the stories behind fonts with women’s names. I studied the three typefaces: Mrs Eaves, Caecilia and Joanna. I decided to honor these three forgotten women in the history of typography through this project.
  
  I chose the symmetrical ligature ae to reflect the intimate relation between the type designers and the special women after whom they named their typefaces. From there, I developed a set of three necklaces.
  
  I designed the packaging of the necklaces as business cards considering the different identities these women represented. Joanna was Eric Gill’s daughter, Mrs Eaves was Baskerville’s housekeeper and mistress, and Caecilia was Peter Matthias Noordzij’s wife.”


Regarding Eric Gill:

From Wikipedia: “His personal diaries describe his sexual activity in great detail including the fact that Gill sexually abused his own children, had an incestuous relationship with his sister and performed sexual acts on his dog. This aspect of Gill’s life was little known until publication of the 1989 biography by Fiona MacCarthy. The earlier biography by Robert Speaight mentioned none of it.”
From MacCarthy’s book1: ““There is a clear anxiety in his diary description of visiting one of the younger daughter’s bedrooms: ‘stayed ½ hour—put p **** in her a *** ’”
Be careful out there, young type enthusiasts.



Apologies for the propaganda link. But the diary quote remains valid. ↩

A design student bummer from The Dieline, quoting student Nour Tabet:

I have always wondered about the stories behind fonts with women’s names. I studied the three typefaces: Mrs Eaves, Caecilia and Joanna. I decided to honor these three forgotten women in the history of typography through this project.

I chose the symmetrical ligature ae to reflect the intimate relation between the type designers and the special women after whom they named their typefaces. From there, I developed a set of three necklaces.

I designed the packaging of the necklaces as business cards considering the different identities these women represented. Joanna was Eric Gill’s daughter, Mrs Eaves was Baskerville’s housekeeper and mistress, and Caecilia was Peter Matthias Noordzij’s wife.”

Regarding Eric Gill:

  • From Wikipedia: “His personal diaries describe his sexual activity in great detail including the fact that Gill sexually abused his own children, had an incestuous relationship with his sister and performed sexual acts on his dog. This aspect of Gill’s life was little known until publication of the 1989 biography by Fiona MacCarthy. The earlier biography by Robert Speaight mentioned none of it.”

  • From MacCarthy’s book1: ““There is a clear anxiety in his diary description of visiting one of the younger daughter’s bedrooms: ‘stayed ½ hour—put p **** in her a *** ’”

Be careful out there, young type enthusiasts.


  1. Apologies for the propaganda link. But the diary quote remains valid.