Deconstructed: Lowercase g in Gill Sans

Eric Gill-Gill Sans Letter "g" Deconstructed

Time to slip in some ultra classic typoporn in the naked and revealing form of the lowercase Gill Sans “g”.

Gill Sans was designed by Eric Gill who was born in Brighton, 1882. As well as designing this longtime classic, Eric was a British sculptor, stone cutter and printmaker. Gill Sans was introduced in 1928, it became ubiquitous throughout the U.K. when it was used for the L.N.E.R.  railway system, appearing on every facet of the company’s identity, from station nameplates and schedules, to posters, ads and menus…

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Written by: Graham Smith: The Logo Smith
1st Posted: 2012/07/03 & Post Updated: 2016/09/14
Filed In Categories: Inspiration, Posters, Typography

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