I Love Type (vol.5)
I Love Gill Sans
Availability: In Stock
Shop price:USD$ 29.95
Editor and designer: TwoPoints.net
Specs: 160 x 230 mm, 160 pp
Format: full colour, softcover
Release date: April 2012
ABOUT THE BOOK
Edited and designed by TwoPoints.net
Introduced by Monotype in the late 1920s to contend against the craze for Futura, Gill Sans crafted by British type designer Eric Gill (1882-1940) is the refined version of Edward Johnston’s signage alphabet for London Underground, which he worked on as Johnston’s apprentice. Remarkably legible despite of its relatively small x-height, the Roman influences in its proportions, the distinctive stroke widths’ contrasts and the special characters has made this san serif typeface one of a kind.
Centring on Gill Sans and its modern variations in graphic applications, I Love Gill Sans is the fifth volume of the I Love Type series, prefaced by Jan Middendorp, a specialist in the development of type and graphic design. I Love Type is masterly produced by viction:ary and TwoPoints.Net as a witness to the fashionable work of art in contemporary graphic design. The collection also includes I Love Futura (Vol. 1), I Love Avant Garde (Vol. 2), I Love Bodoni (Vol. 3), I Love DIN (Vol. 4) and I Love Franklin Gothic (Vol. 6).