Despite his absence on Valentine's Day I knew I would meet Mr Eaves sometime soon. Since Emigre's Zuzana Licko designed the sans-serif companions to Mrs Eaves late last year (Mr Eaves Sans/Modern), it was only a matter of time before I would meet the families. These guys were voted among I Love Typography's Favourite Fonts of 2009 and I would have to agree with John Boardley that the italic version is most charming indeed. However, it was the XL companion – released by Emigre shortly after – which caught my fancy. The lowercase characters in Mr Eaves XL Sans Ultra Italic in fact are very suitable for cupcakes. With a large x-height and short ascenders and descenders they fit quite nicely on a round, chocolate surface. Now I'm just waiting for a ridiculously good looking, intelligent and funny type-lover to start a blog under the pseudonym Mr Eaves and sweep me off my feet!