The Eric Gill Series

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The Eric Gill Series is a collection of 77 fonts in three families: Gill Sans® Nova, Joanna® Nova and Joanna Sans Nova. All the typefaces are derived from the original work of the influential British artist Eric Gill (1882-1940), acclaimed in his lifetime as a sculptor, letter-cutter and type designer. These are contemporary digital typefaces – with a wide range of weights, alternate characters and extended language support – that pay homage to Gill’s original designs.

Gill Sans Nova includes 43 fonts, now in a coordinated range of weights for roman, italic and condensed with alternate characters, Greek and Cyrillic alphabets – plus newly available display fonts, including Shadowed, Inline and Deco.

Joanna Nova is an extensive family based on Eric Gill’s Joanna that brings this much admired but under-used serif typeface – originally designed for letterpress printing – into the 21st century. Joanna Nova has eighteen fonts: Thin, Light, Regular, Book, Medium, Bold, ExtraBold, Black and UltraBlack with accompanying italics plus Greek and Cyrillic.

Joanna Sans Nova is an expanded version of a typeface originally designed for digital tablets, a Gill-inspired contemporary type family for the brave new world of screen-based reading. Joanna Sans Nova has sixteen fonts: Thin, Light, Regular, Book, Medium, Bold, ExtraBold and Black, with accompanying italics plus Greek and Cyrillic.



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The Eric Gill Series Exhibition

The Old Truman Brewery, London, from Wed 4 to Tue 10 November.

Designers, students and type fans are invited to explore rarely seen type artifacts, interactive installations and type-inspired microbrews— all celebrating the past and future of Eric Gill’s most-beloved typefaces: Gill Sans and Joanna. Monotype presents a seven-day exhibition in partnership with Eye, LeBook, FIELD, Penguin Books, Ditchling Museum, The Letterform Archive and Five Points Brewing Company.

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