The Gill Sans revival – a classic typeface gets a digital makeover

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The Eric Gill Series- Press_v2[1].pdf

Typeface nerds rejoice – from Wired:

BRITISH DESIGNER ERIC Gill created Gill Sans in 1928. Today it is among the most popular typefaces in history, used by everyone from Pixar to the BBC. But the classic typeface is showing its age. Last week, acclaimed type foundry Monotype unveiled a modern interpretation, a typeface it calls Gill Sans Nova. It is joined by Joanna Nova, a modern revival of Joanna, which Gill also created; and Joanna Sans, a wholly original typeface that mixes Joanna and Gill Sans. Monotype calls the three typefaces the Eric Gill Series.

Monotype unveiled the typefaces, which include an impressive 77 fonts in sum, in London in conjunction with an exhibition featuring Gill’s original drawings for Gill Sans and Joanna. Steve Matteson and his international team of designers used those documents as reference materials while developing the three new typeface families over the course of two years.

The Eric Gill Series- Press_v2[1].pdf

The Eric Gill Series- Press_v2[1].pdf

The Eric Gill Series- Press_v2[1].pdf

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