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Identifont - Gill Sans Condensed
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Eric Gill as a young man, Photo: Drawing by Eric Gill, Photo: Gill Sans rose to popularity in when it became the standard typeface for the London and North Eastern Railway LNERappearing on everything from locomotive nameplates to time tables.
Our new feedback system is built on GitHub Issues. Products that supply this font Product name Font version Picture It! The typeface was used dans by designer Edward Young on the now iconic Penguin Books jacket designputting Gill Sans on bookshelves around the world.
A variant called ITC Johnston was also released We like to talk about graphic designbrandingtypographyand sometimes we might post a video or two. Digitized data copyright C The Monotype Corporation. St Bride Library via Fontblog. Headlines are set in Autoconddnsed of Underware. These became Monotype seriesproduced inand the forerunner of the extensive Gill Sans range now available.
Crowcombe Al, Flickr ; Right: A twentieth century sans serif that has a simplicity of form which does not reject traditional forms and proportions, and gives the face a humanist feel.
Monotype Type Drawing Office Grab our RSS feed and follow us on Twitter where we post the extra bits that don't make it here. A Monotype advisor, Morison commissioned Gill to develop a eans font family to compete with the sans-serif wans released by German foundries fueled by the overwhelming success of Futura. Harry Ransom Center ; Right: Kaihsu Tai, Wikipedia ; Right: The typeface was initially recommended for advertising and headline use, but as the public got used to reading sans-serif, Gill Sans turned out to work just as well for body text.
The font was released commercially by Monotype in as Gill Sans. The lighter weights are highly readable in text and suitable for magazine and book work, whereas the heavier weights are best used for display in advertising, packaging, and labels.
Gill Sans Bold Extra Condensed in use
About idsgn idsgn is a blog about the things we see and enjoy or sometimes hate as designers. Recent Posts Monthly review, Vol. Originally released as metal type, over 36 derivatives emerged between and —many of which were created by the Monotype drawing office with input by Gill.
You may also leave feedback directly on GitHub. This influenced Gill who later experimented with sans serif designs, and in due course produced a set of capital letters. The typeface is renowned for its inconsistencies between weightsas they were not mechanically produced from a single design opposed to others like Helvetica.
Gill studied under the renowned calligrapher, Edward Johnston, the designer of the London Underground sans serif typeface. The first notable attempt to work out the norm for plain letters was made by Mr Edward Johnston when he designed the sans-serif letter for the London Underground Railways.
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