font friday...Eames by house industries

I was quite excited to receive this Eames type catalog from House Industries. This family Eames Century Modern includes 16 serif fonts, a stencil cut, 4 number sets and many ornaments and frames. Not to mention it is all shown in this fabulous 126 page catalog of typographic goodness.

Charles and Ray Eames did not design a typeface. They did, however, leave behind a philosophical template for a font collection. Personally I think House Industries did a good job. It has the Eames feel.

I enjoy the vast wealth of things created by Charles and Ray (Kaiser) Eames. I love mid-century classics and am delighted to own 4 of their iconic fiberglass chairs. They created so many things... furniture, fabric, films, they designed and built the Eames House, Case Study House #8. I find everything they made so visually pleasing. The only thing that would make it better would be if I was actually related to Ray.