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Gill Sans: Critique by Ben Archer [Ben Archer]

Ben Archer argues why Gill failed in his attempt to improve on Johnston's Underground typeface in his design of Gill Sans. He laments the lack of consistency and rhythm, the poor choices for some tails, ascenders and descenders. He concludes by saying: The old metal version of Granby has a faithfulness to Johnston's proportions and characteristics that Eric Gill missed in such a way as to suggest he did it deliberately. Nearly a century later, Edward Johnston's pioneering work is still the big noise in contemporary sans serif typeface design. So much for fool-proof!

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file name: Monotype Gill Sans W G L 1990 1998


file name: Eric Gill Gill Sans 1929 Poster by Jane Chang 2015


file name: Scangraphic Granby S B 2004


file name: Elsner Flake Granby E F Bold 2001 after Stephenson Blake Granby 1930


file name: Elsner Flake Granby E F Hippo 2001 after Stephenson Blake Granby 1930


file name: Elsner Flake Granby E F Light 2001 after Stephenson Blake Granby 1930







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