Gill sans font free download; gill sans font belongs to the serif family typeface and named after designer Eric Gill in 1926 when a new bookstore was opened in Bristol by Cleverdon Douglas. Gill painted on the windows sans serif capitals a fascia and 2 years later the British branch of monotype released the Gill Sans font to the public.
Gill designed a sketch for Cleverdon so he can use to put up notices and announcement in his bookshop, later Gill fine tuned his design to a typeface on the commission of Stanley Morison of monotype who expected the design to be an effective competing force against the sans-serif Erbar typeface, Kabel families, and futura which were newly launched German typefaces in the 1920s.
Gill sans stems from monumental Roman uppercase and lowercase in traditional serif “old style” letters making gill sans comes with a distinct design from other geometric sans serif typefaces like futura which has it’s design rooted in simple squares and circles.
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