Eric Gill

Recent articles about Eric Gill

London Letters

Issue 91, Spring 2016


Philip Sayer photographs lettering on the streets of London in this alphabetical compendium

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 across a 40-page feature.

Endangered species

Issue 53, Autumn 2004


Piet Gerards is a craftsman. You can’t fail to notice this from the moment you…

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 manner of a scribe

Recent blog posts about Eric Gill

From stone to screen

27 September 2019
Book design, Design education, Design history, Typography, Visual culture

Curator Mark Noad explains the thinking behind ‘Rock Paper Pixel’, a new exhibition at the Lettering Arts Centre in Snape
Letter Exchange is an organisation for professionals in the lettering arts – calligraphy, letter cutting…

Books received #27 (type books)

26 June 2017
Book design, Design history, Graphic design, Posters, Typography

Custom Lettering of the 20s and 30s, Word Disco, Type is Beautiful, Type Tells Tales and Johnston & Gill: Very British Types
Here are a few typographically oriented books that caught our attention in recent months. Type…

Friendships and glue

30 May 2017
Design history, Graphic design, Illustration, Visual culture

A book of scrapbook pages gives new insights into the world of illustrator Edward Bawden
Designer-illustrator Edward Bawden is remembered for a prolific career that embraced posters, book covers, illustrations…

Noted #71

3 November 2015
Graphic design, Posters, Type Tuesday, Typography

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…

Village people

20 September 2014
Design history, Graphic design, Typography

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 190…

Type traces in Granary Square

5 April 2014
Book design, Design education, Graphic design, Reviews, Typography

‘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…

Signature typeface

24 April 2012
Design history, Graphic design, Technology, Typography

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…

Type Tuesday. Look this way

23 April 2012
Design history, Graphic design, Technology, Typography

‘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…