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Eric Gill was a sculptor, typeface designer, stonecutter and printmaker from England. He is a controversial figure because of his religious views, “relationships” with his children and dog and his erotic art.

His self titled typeface was based on Johnston Sans, the typeface used for the London Underground. which Gill worked on as Johnston’s apprentice.

Gill Sans
Serif: Humanist Sans
characteristics: Uppercase modeled after letters found of the Column of Trajan and Caslon and Baskerville. The M is based on the proportions of a perfect square, where the strokes meet at the center of the square. Less mechinal feel the futura. proportions of letters based on realist sans serifs.


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