Eric Gill

Recent articles about Eric Gill

A Monotype timeline

Issue 84, Autumn 2012


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

Deep in the Monotype archive

Issue 84, Autumn 2012


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

Visions of Joanna

Issue 62, Winter 2006


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


Typography meets sculpture on a windy English seafront

Recent blog posts by Eric Gill

Noted #71

3 November 2015

TPTQ Arabic; Frank; FS Brabo by Fontsmith; Typomad 2015; New Perspectives in Typography; The Eric Gill Series
Typotheque’s Peter Biľak has announced the launch of TPTQ Arabic, a new type foundry dedicated to developing original high-quality Arabic typefaces and systems for bi-lingual typography.

Village people

20 September 2014

Ditchling’s elegantly revamped museum places Eric Gill in the everyday context of extraordinary craftspeople
The small Sussex village of Ditchling, near the South Coast of England, was in 1907 already something of a haven for a growing arts and crafts community when Eric Gill moved there with his expanding family, writes Catherine Dixon.

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.