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Title: Not Gill(ty)
Date: 2011-03-11 16:38
Author: OSP
Tags: Education, Tools, Type
Slug: not-gillty
Status: published

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For the second day of the Royal College of Art workshop we paid homage
to Eric Gill's typographic work. What better place than London to
revisit his classic Gill Sans.

We worked from several different sources and ended up creating three
very unique versions of Gill Sans. The first version was generated by
vectorizing a bitmap specimen of the digital version of the monotype
Gill Sans. For the second version we used early sketches of the typeface
made by Gill (see image). Finally we took advantage of the letterpress
workshop at the Royal College and we printed a specimen from the
original lead font.

The three versions of RCA Guilt Sans were made using Gimp, Fonzie and