Skip to main content

Eric Gill

Eric Gill – born 22. 2. 1882 in Brighton, England, died 17. 11. 1940 in Uxbridge, England – sculptor, graphic artist, type designer. Studied at the Chichester Technical and Art School.


  • 1899–1903: works in an architect’s office. Takes lessons in lettering with Edward Johnston at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London.
  • 1905–09: produces initials and book covers for Insel publishers in Leipzig.
  • 1906: designs inititals for Ashedene Press.
  • 1907: moves to Ditchling, Sussex. Here he produces stone sculptures, including for the BBC building in London.
  • 1914: produces sculptures for the stations of the cross in Westminster Cathedral in London.
  • 1924: moves to Capel-y-ffin.
  • 1925–31: works for the Golden Cockerell Press (initials, illustrations and an exclusive text type).
  • 1928: moves to Pigotts near High Wycombe. Works for London Underground’s administrative headquarters. With his son-in-law he founds his own hand-press which prints luxury bibliophile editions.
  • 1930: illustrations for the last number of "The Fleuron" magazine.
  • 1936: made a Royal Designer for Industry.
  • 1937: designs a postage stamp which is in use for 15 years.
  • 1938: produces stone tablets for the League of Nations building in Geneva.

25 Families Found

  • Gill Sans® by Monotype
    • Available for Desktop use
    • Available for eBook use
    • Available for Mobile App use
    • Available for Server use
    • Available for Web use

    Show 85 Products

  • Gill Sans® Nova by Monotype
    • Available for Desktop use
    • Available for eBook use
    • Available for Mobile App use
    • Available for Server use
    • Available for Web use

    Show 44 Products

  • Gill Sans® by Adobe
    • Available for Desktop use
    • Available for eBook use
    • Available for Mobile App use
    • Available for Server use

    Show 19 Products

  • Perpetua® by Monotype
    • Available for Desktop use
    • Available for eBook use
    • Available for Mobile App use
    • Available for Server use
    • Available for Web use

    Show 11 Products

  • Humanist 521 by Bitstream
    • Available for Desktop use
    • Available for eBook use
    • Available for Mobile App use
    • Available for Server use
    • Available for Web use

    Show 12 Products

  • Joanna® Nova by Monotype
    • Available for Desktop use
    • Available for eBook use
    • Available for Mobile App use
    • Available for Server use
    • Available for Web use

    Show 19 Products

  • Joanna® by Monotype
    • Available for Desktop use
    • Available for eBook use
    • Available for Mobile App use
    • Available for Server use
    • Available for Web use

    Show 10 Products

  • ITC Golden Cockerel™ by ITC
    • Available for Desktop use
    • Available for eBook use
    • Available for Mobile App use
    • Available for Server use
    • Available for Web use

    Show 5 Products

  • Perpetua® by Adobe
    • Available for Desktop use
    • Available for eBook use
    • Available for Mobile App use
    • Available for Server use

    Show 5 Products

  • ITC Golden Type® by ITC
    • Available for Desktop use
    • Available for eBook use
    • Available for Mobile App use
    • Available for Server use
    • Available for Web use

    Show 5 Products

  • @font-face{font-family:"Gill Sans W04 Roman";src:url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/2/c575cf0c-7e15-4f49-913a-af4676e20343.eot?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4");src:url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/2/c575cf0c-7e15-4f49-913a-af4676e20343.eot?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4#iefix") format("embedded-opentype"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/14/a5dcf2a7-92c3-402b-8233-9da23c2af1c1.woff2?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff2"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/3/39ede25d-544d-4537-8668-3e9af68a26ec.woff?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/1/fe7e264f-3a4a-40c8-85eb-f9e2cb4b6f21.ttf?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("truetype"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/11/f45aa0ef-7101-4ac6-84f9-fce14d01e189.svg?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4#f45aa0ef-7101-4ac6-84f9-fce14d01e189") format("svg");} @font-face{font-family:"Gill Sans Nova W07 Book";src:url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/2/de85997a-7b95-4ea2-b0d3-b476333058dc.eot?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4");src:url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/2/de85997a-7b95-4ea2-b0d3-b476333058dc.eot?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4#iefix") format("embedded-opentype"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/14/99fb1cde-b7af-4569-b6b0-99cf644cf427.woff2?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff2"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/3/0a2bd40d-be90-4d45-af65-1a53507c5e5b.woff?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/1/a5f208d7-4ef9-4664-a1ba-504214e9a1e3.ttf?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("truetype"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/11/d29bbf97-0144-4685-a5da-39e211db5193.svg?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4#d29bbf97-0144-4685-a5da-39e211db5193") format("svg");} @font-face{font-family:"Perpetua MT W04 Regular1460911";src:url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/2/4b74b7c9-2d78-49a9-8f11-eafba2365fbc.eot?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4");src:url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/2/4b74b7c9-2d78-49a9-8f11-eafba2365fbc.eot?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4#iefix") format("embedded-opentype"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/14/0b749ee4-f46e-48b1-a271-656116e1d972.woff2?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff2"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/3/66cb042b-16a9-4764-89a8-e2d6fa59ae68.woff?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/1/47d1fa78-06fd-426d-9928-5101a4e42453.ttf?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("truetype"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/11/735a1eee-2f20-4015-80e4-3cae59e2c993.svg?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4#735a1eee-2f20-4015-80e4-3cae59e2c993") format("svg");} @font-face{font-family:"Humanist_521 W03 Rom";src:url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/2/4503ef13-f3e3-4ed2-ac71-a118eb8181e9.eot?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4");src:url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/2/4503ef13-f3e3-4ed2-ac71-a118eb8181e9.eot?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4#iefix") format("embedded-opentype"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/14/dd458331-48c7-41ff-9dc0-5d69a7aa0a23.woff2?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff2"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/3/b18eb9cb-0d2b-4d4c-a9d1-e292821c9fca.woff?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/1/129ebbfb-5f8f-400f-8c79-59b5927858a7.ttf?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("truetype"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/11/83283ab3-e0b7-4898-ba8f-aea49fd1d7f0.svg?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4#83283ab3-e0b7-4898-ba8f-aea49fd1d7f0") format("svg");} @font-face{font-family:"Joanna Nova W06 Regular";src:url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/2/93ff8420-39e7-4dea-838d-b8db4d8e6ea1.eot?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4");src:url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/2/93ff8420-39e7-4dea-838d-b8db4d8e6ea1.eot?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4#iefix") format("embedded-opentype"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/14/be5b1b20-84da-472a-979b-a57c4e8e323f.woff2?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff2"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/3/04eb732e-e868-49fd-8f80-21fdd547c468.woff?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/1/e4d6a852-ec3c-4006-b763-4cf74ccf032a.ttf?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("truetype"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/11/7b0176b4-99a4-4768-b3df-d1f4d5518ced.svg?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4#7b0176b4-99a4-4768-b3df-d1f4d5518ced") format("svg");} @font-face{font-family:"Joanna MT W04 Regular";src:url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/2/44d02c8f-65ca-4fc3-86da-57c6d18882a9.eot?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4");src:url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/2/44d02c8f-65ca-4fc3-86da-57c6d18882a9.eot?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4#iefix") format("embedded-opentype"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/14/da8cce88-1963-4ead-9847-e863bccb7d29.woff2?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff2"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/3/bebdb04a-9241-4d4e-863e-5ac2c47abac8.woff?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/1/6c4d02a1-d93e-48ff-811f-7dc6cd44e5dc.ttf?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("truetype"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/11/7476870b-81f2-464d-9e21-5a4a96ad83b0.svg?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4#7476870b-81f2-464d-9e21-5a4a96ad83b0") format("svg");} @font-face{font-family:"GoldenCockerelW01-Roman";src:url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/2/8905db03-b482-4cc5-bba4-82a9413167d1.eot?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4");src:url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/2/8905db03-b482-4cc5-bba4-82a9413167d1.eot?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4#iefix") format("embedded-opentype"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/14/cd607089-ec41-42cc-b7c0-e577f37b3788.woff2?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff2"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/3/7e0430da-1ae9-4e01-9e2e-4b6d5e8260c1.woff?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/1/79f04496-b54f-4fa4-ac10-99dc1472dfc7.ttf?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("truetype"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/11/da8d3499-2db1-4fad-ade3-12ba12921040.svg?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4#da8d3499-2db1-4fad-ade3-12ba12921040") format("svg");} @font-face{font-family:"ITCGoldenTypeW01-Origin_827096";src:url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/2/10af7fab-2f93-4a96-8cea-a6bd33120ec0.eot?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4");src:url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/2/10af7fab-2f93-4a96-8cea-a6bd33120ec0.eot?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4#iefix") format("embedded-opentype"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/14/9d4273f6-63aa-4cf6-96a8-30311a349d4b.woff2?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff2"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/3/14cbdd5f-4124-441d-a7d8-9c6337737000.woff?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("woff"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/1/fc64e020-2a91-4d0e-a41e-24c24e266184.ttf?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4") format("truetype"),url("http://fast.fonts.net/dv2/11/9034266a-ab83-4c3e-ba18-81fec6fb47c8.svg?d44f19a684109620e484147fa790e81859e92aaaea3d337f84586d5df8888fe5455f55e0f83ed0be044ddfaa95e824a4b1318d5b552aaa24a44025e9&projectid=74f39a9d-a5dc-405f-9690-1c1fd4590ae4#9034266a-ab83-4c3e-ba18-81fec6fb47c8") format("svg");}
Loading...

Free Web Font Subscription

close