Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Font-of-the-Week: Gill Sans

In a blatant case of cross-pollination blogging, Jim Coudal posted a great link yesterday about the history and development of Gill Sans from Typotheque.

Cool things I learned from actually reading the (rather lengthy) article:

  1. Gill Sans (and its variations past and present) are the Helvetica of England
  2. Gill Sans was inspired by the type for the London Underground and not the other way around.
  3. The London Underground type was created by Edward Johnston and has been lovingly revived by P22 and and ITC.
  4. The whole article made me reconsider the impact English typographers have had in the creation of modern type design.

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