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ULGA Type (was: Creative Goats) [Michael Gills]

Michael Gills is a British calligrapher and graphic and type designer. He founded Creative Goats in Ipswich, Suffolk, UK, and later set up ULGA Type. He worked first at Letraset (1988-1995) where he made typefaces such as Charlotte and Charlotte Sans, Elysium, Gilgamesh, Fling, Forkbeard, Frances Uncial, Isis, Katfish, Prague and Type Embellishments. He is currently an art director at The Folio Society: Book publishers, London. His fonts:

  • ITC Iris (1990).
  • Elyseum Book (1992), originally at Letraset, now sold by ITC.
  • Charlotte Book and Charlotte Sans (1992), originally at Letraset, now sold by ITC.
  • Figural Book (1992; art direction by Colin Brignall; based on a typeface of Oldrich Menhart), originally at Letraset, now sold by ITC.
  • Isis (1990, Letraset).
  • Katfish (1994, Letraset).
  • Prague (1991, Letraset, sold by ITC; based on a typeface of Oldrich Menhart).
  • Fling (1995), an upright connected script originally published at Letraset, but now an ITC font. Recently used for Martha Stewart's Blueprint magazine.
  • Gilgamesh Book (1994), Gilgamesh Book Italic, Gilgamesh Medium, Gilgamesh Bold, all originally at Letraset, now sold by ITC. Plus Gilgamesh Titling (Fontek).
  • Spidercave (Fontek).
  • Type Embellishments Three (with Martin Wait, 1994, originally at Letraset). With Colin Brignall, Type Embellishments One (1993) and Type Embellishments Two (1993).
  • Forkbeard (Letraset).
  • Frances Uncial (1995, Letraset).
  • Avalanche Script (originally from Letraset).
  • Rahere Sans (2019), a humanist sans with little contrast. He explains: Way back in 1992 I designed my first sans serif, Charlotte Sans, and although it was relatively successful, I was never really satisfied with the end result: not enough weights & italics, a small character set, lack of accented characters, and my design skills were still in their infancy. Whilst Rahere shares many common elements with Charlotte Sans, it is much more than just a reworking; it represents over 20 years of accumulated knowledge and experience as a designer.

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