Creative Sessions

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Posted by Sarah Sessions on 18/10/2007

 gill1.gifGill Sans is a pure and simple but not and artificial sans serif. It is based on the typeface Edward Johnston designed in 1916 for the signage of the London Underground. Gill’s type is more classical in proportion and contains his signature flared capital ‘R’ and
eyeglass lowercase ‘g’. Gill Sans is classified as a
humanist sans serif, making it very legible and readable in text and display work.
Date of birth -1929

Nationality -British

Parent -Eric Gill (1882-1940)

Description -for Monotype

20th century humanistic sans serif
gill2.gif

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