WordPress, abbreviated as WP, is a free and open-source content management system developed by WordPress Foundation and initially released on May 27, 2003.
The platform is written in PHP and is paired with a MariaDB or MySQL database. It’s compatible with numerous operating systems, including Unix-like, Windows, and Linux.
Although initially released as a blog-publishing system, WordPress now supports numerous other web content types. Examples include mailing lists, media galleries, online stores, and forums.
One of the main reasons content creators prefer WordPress is that the platform supports various font styles, ranging from Arial to Times New Roman, Calibri, Verdana, etc. The content management system lets you change between multiple typefaces even if working on the same document.
But while WordPress supports numerous font styles and formats, the company’s official logo font comes in a quirky typeface called Mrs Eaves.
Mrs Eaves is a transitional serif font designed in 1996 by Zuzana Licko. This typeface is a variant of Baskerville, a more popular font created in Birmingham, England, in 1757 by John Baskerville.
Mrs Eaves isn’t only styled after the Baskerville typeface. The font is also named after John Baskerville’s wife, Sarah Eaves. Sarah worked as John’s housekeeper before eventually marrying him.
John Baskerville is noted for creating typefaces that somewhat achieved a perfect balance between thick and thin strokes. His primary intention was to flaunt the new printing and paper making techniques of his time.
That explains why many font makers that came after Baskerville attempted to perfect and modify his original fonts. Zuzana Licko, through her font Mrs Eaves, would be one such designer.
Prior to creating Mrs Eaves, Zuzana Licko invested her time studying books printed by John Baskerville. After much reading, Licko decided to base her Mrs Eaves typeface on Baskerville’s design projects which were heavier and featured more character.
Licko’s Mrs Eaves font has the same openness and lightness as Baskerville’s typefaces. The difference is that Mrs Eaves features reduced elements, including contrast and the x-height.
But to avoid making her font too identical to those of Baskerville, Zuzana Licko implemented a raft of quirky elements. For instance, some individual characters in the font, such as the letters L and W, are somewhat difficult to define. Also, the spacing between some characters is unusually too loose or too compact.
Mrs Eaves is published by Émigré, a font foundry run by Zuzana and her husband Rudy VanderLans. It’s considered Émigré’s best-selling font. The font is often ranked among popular typefaces like Helvetica, Bodoni, Franklin Gothic, and Univers, among the most downloaded fonts.
Mrs Eaves font family has also given rise to nine typefaces. They include;
• Mrs Eaves OT Roman
• Mrs Eaves OT Bold
• Mrs Eaves OT Italic
• Mrs Eaves OT Bold Italic
• Mrs Eaves Roman Lining
• Mrs Eaves Roman Small Caps
• Mrs Eaves Roman All Small Caps
• Mrs Eaves Roman Petite Caps
• Mrs Eaves Roman All Petite Caps
Where to Download Mrs Eaves Font
You can download Mrs Eaves font from the Co Fonts website. The font is also available on Adobe.
Mrs Eaves is generally free for use on personal and commercial projects. However, that depends on the website you download it from. For instance, a site like Adobe might prompt you to purchase a license fee before downloading this font.