Gill Sans Light

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About Gill Sans Light Font
Eric Gill studied under the renowned calligrapher~ Edward Johnson~ the designer of the London Underground sans serif typeface. This influenced Gill who later experimented with sans serif designs~ and in due course produced a set of capital letters. These became Monotype series 231~ produced in 1928~ and the forerunner of the extensive Gill Sans font family now available. Gill Sans is a twentieth century sans serif that has a simplicity of form which does not reject traditional forms and proportions~ and gives the face a humanist feel. The lighter Gill Sans fonts remain highly readable in text and suitable for magazine and book work~ whereas the heavier weights are best used for display in advertising~ packaging and labels. The light and medium Gill Sans fonts are good for text and all weights look good in display work.