Eric Gill

Recent articles about Eric Gill

A Monotype timeline

Issue 84, Autumn 2012

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A selected, chronological list of notable events in the long, complex history of Monotype

Deep in the Monotype archive

Issue 84, Autumn 2012

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A wide selection of Monotype’s drawings, artworks, publications and vintage photographs spread…

Visions of Joanna

Issue 62, Winter 2006

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For the first edition of ‘An Essay on Typography’, Eric Gill used his new serif font in the…

A Flock of Words (text in full)

Issue 45, Autumn 2002

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Typography meets sculpture on a windy English seafront

Recent blog posts by Eric Gill

Type traces in Granary Square

5 April 2014

‘Lettering: Objects, Examples, Practice’ is the first exhibition of its kind at Central Saint Martins’ Kings’s Cross premises
The ‘Lettering: Objects, Examples, Practice’ exhibition, at Central Saint Martins’ Lethaby Gallery, displays traces of lettering history and the traces former students and faculty have left on the college and its student body, writes Sarah Snaith.

Signature typeface

24 April 2012

Gill Sans test proofs and original drawings from the Monotype archive
Here are some more examples of Eric Gill’s sketches for the Gill Sans family, courtesy of the Monotype archive, and currently on display at GF Smith’s ‘Beauty in the making’ exhibition in London (23-27 April 2012, see ‘Look this way’ on the Eye blog).

Type Tuesday. Look this way

23 April 2012

‘Beauty in the making’ mixes paper, printing and a famous typeface
‘Beauty in the Making’ is a five-day show (ending Friday 27 April 2012), held in a cavernous basement near Holborn tube, organised and sponsored by paper merchant GF Smith.