Gill Sans

Gill Sans is a humanist sans-serif typeface designed by British designer Eric Gill in 1926. The design was inspired by Edward Johnston’s Johnston typeface used for the London Underground. Gill Sans was famously used on the classic, minimal Penguin Books cover designs.

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Gill Sans Specimen

Gill Sans Type Specimen

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Gill Sans Font Pairings

Oct 8, 2021
The Highly
Jun 21, 2018
Fonts — ITC Grouch, Gill Sans, Harriet
Dec 27, 2017
Fonts — Larish Neue, Gill Sans
Sep 26, 2017
Fonts — Publico, Gill Sans
Aug 28, 2017
Fonts — Gill Sans, Basis Grotesque
The Weekender
Mar 23, 2017
Fonts — Bodoni, Gill Sans
The Ned
Sep 24, 2016
Fonts — Plantin, Gill Sans, Engravers
Nov 9, 2015
Fonts — Cheltenham, Gill Sans
May 15, 2015
Fonts — Garamond, Gill Sans
The Modern House
Mar 25, 2015
Fonts — Gill Sans, Minion
Jan 28, 2015
Oct 18, 2013
Fonts — Gill Sans

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