Two times pairing with what (Mrs Eaves and Copperplate)

lars's picture

hi all. looking for some "pairs".

1st mrs eaves: looking for a sans to pair with mrs eaves. subhead and logo mrs eaves,
need a sans for the copy text.

2nd copperplate (light and medium): looking for a sans to pair copperplate with.
a sans that somehow "reduces" that elegant copperplate feeling (subhead and logo are
set in copperplate, looking for a sans to set copy text and all other texts).

thanks: lars

paul d hunt's picture

if the wiki's up, you can check the entry for Mrs Eaves & there's a link to pairing suggestions. if it's not up, i'll try to find the thread again... it look like the typowiki is up, but i'll post the link to the old thread anyway: http://www.typophile.com/forums/messages/4100/49243.html?1095793728

i swear, i should be a salesperson for Storm Type Foundry, i'm always recommending their stuff in this design section.

For copperplate, have a look at Engraver's Gothic

lars's picture

thanks for the wiki info paul (didn't knew that there's a wiki here). mrs eaves suggestion are great, but i'm still not satisfied with copperplate and engravers gothic... more suggestions on copperplate pairings?

lars's picture

hmmm... the search function doesnt work for me, looks like it works for you :) thanks paul

lars's picture

even it's really more that "copperplate without serifs" than pairing copperplate with....

William Berkson's picture

Lars, do you really need to use a sans for copy? Generally, in my opinion they are less readable. Goudy Old Style might be a good serif pairing for Copperplate, as Goudy also did it, and Goudy Old Style is fairly wide. Of course this would get an 'old fashioned' look, which may be good or bad, depending on the purpose of your piece.

Stefan H's picture

Lars,

Have a look at Stalemate and Sophisto to go along with Mrs Eaves.
http://www.macrhino. pdfs available for download.

For Copperplate on the other hand, I see no connection with a Sans Serif. I think you should reconsider it and maybe try some serif typeface instead, but hey that's just my personal point of view ;-)

Stefan H's picture

Opps, my brain is having a "melt-down"... the proper address should be;
http://www.macrhino.com

Cheers

lars's picture

well, the "problem" is that it's an existing logo for a restaurant. first they (the client) wanted to reach people around 40 and up, but now the also want to have younger people around 30 at the restaurant/bar and i was asked to do some posters/flyers for them to address those "younger" people, too. so i'm looking for something to work with copperplate in the logo and that can be used for flyer/posters to address those 30somethings ...

lars's picture

hey stefan, nice, looks like worth a try, but ... where to buy?

paul d hunt's picture

something to work with copperplate in a logo?

i'd ditch the sans idea and find a nice juicy script. but that's just me...

the search function doesnt work for me

i use google. try something like this in the search field "mrs eaves site:typophile.com". this is still kinda spotty as some things have been ported over and others don't seem to be, but it's better than nothing.

lars's picture

yeah, a copperplate logo (dark red and 30%black), claim also copperplate... now something that matches the copperplate, but
doesn't look that "elegant" more way "cool" (clients, tsk tsk tsk).
script ain't a that good idea, as i need it for the copy text in
the list of beverages and for flyer/posters...

Stefan H's picture

lars,

At the top of each retail typeface window, there are three links:
"where to buy it" (distributor link)
"Download pdf"
"The typeface in use"

Good luck!

lars's picture

hi stefan, sorry, missed that. well stalemate is available at my "local online dealer" (fontshop), but the one i prefer (sophisto) isn't :(

Stefan H's picture

Lars,

Well Sophisto is only available from Psy/Ops Type Foundry at the moment. They have on-line services, 24 hours though ;-)

Addison Hall's picture

Sophisto is really killer -- oodles of features at a great price. I don't have it yet, but the PDF is in my "must have" stack.

It might make a nice contrast to pair the modern Sophisto with the antique Mrs. Eaves.

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