THE ERIC GILL SERIES - MONOTYPE

“The Eric Gill Series is a collection of 77 fonts in three families: Gill Sans Nova, Joanna Nova an 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. The type giant has released and revived many type families in recent years, but this series of three families demanded a new approach. 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. The project required intensive research, refinement and collaboration by four designers – Steve Matteson, George Ryan, Ben Jones and Terrance Weinzierl – working across different continents and time-zones. The typefaces of today have to perform heroic tasks, in places never envisaged by Eric Gill and the Monotype Designers of the 1920s and 30s – from mobile devices to giant billboards; from hefty fashion catalogues to e-readers and digital printing.”

- The Monotype Newsletter