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font name to learn more about it and its appropriate pairings

  • 1440:

    Johannes Gutenberg invents the printing press

  • 1501:

    The first italic font surfaces

  • 1798:

    The first version of Bodoni is released

  • 1800:

    Sans serif fonts are introduced

  • 1885:

    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

  • 1926:

    Gill Sans designed by Eric Gill

  • 1927:

    Creation of Futura begins

  • 1957:

    Helvetica is born

  • 1994:

    Comic Sans is designed for Microsoft

  • 1994:

    Playfair Display is released

  • 2011:

    Roboto is added to Google Fonts

  • 2011:

    Google commissions the creation of Open Sans

  • 1927:

    Google releases an open source version of EB Garamond

  • 2014:

    Josefin Sans is released


Gill Sans

sans-serif

Gill Sans is a sans-serif typeface designed by Eric Gill. The original design appeared in 1926, when Douglas Cleverdon opened a bookshop in Bristol, where Gill painted the fascia over the window in sans-serif capitals that would later be known as Gill Sans. Gill further developed it into a complete font family after Stanley Morison of Monotype commissioned the development of Gill Sans to compete with the Erbar, Futura and Kabel families. The popularity of Gill Sans influenced many other typefaces, and helped to define the genre of the humanist sans-serif.

YEAR RELEASED

1928

DESIGNED BY

Eric Gill

INSPIRED BY

Johnston

CHARACTERS & SYMBOLS

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try it out yourself. type whatever you want below

FONT COMBINATIONS FOR Gill Sans

Roboto

&

Gill Sans


HEADER TEXT

use Roboto as the header, and a light version of Gill Sans for the body text

Gill Sans

&

Open Sans


HEADER TEXT

use Gill Sans as the header, and a light version of Open Sans for the body text