About This Font
The Gill Sans font is a humanist sans serif typeface because of its convenient readability quality. It goes with both titles and body texts as well. This font was designed by a well-known artist and designer Arthur Eric Rowton Gill and released by the British branch called Monotype, in 1928. Gill was an English sculptor, type designer, and painter.
Stanely Morison (an influential Monotype executive), the friend of Eric Gill, commissioned him to design this font for the banner of the American company Monotype. Their aim was to compete with the German sans-serif fonts that existed in 1920.
Gill’s goal was to design a typeface that is so modern yet classical at the same time. The font, he thought, should be used not just as a display font, but also as body text. The base font of Gill Sans was Underground Alphabet by Edward Johnston from 1916.
Finally, when the font was released, A year later, it became an immediate success by becoming the typeface of the London and North Eastern Railways. Once the railway companies were nationalized in 1948, British Railways also chose Gill Sans as the typeface on their signs, posters, engine plates, and timetables.
Afterward, there have been many changes to this font. The designers added different styles, weights, and variants to the font to make it more user-friendly. Gill Sans font currently has 15 different typefaces.
The Gill Sans is the most popular and versatile font ever. Because of its most legible texture, you can use this font for multiple purposes, such as logo design, product design, gift cards, and greeting cards. Also, as it is a sans serif typeface, Gill Sans is best for being used as an on-screen font, like web fonts, online magazines and newspapers, etc. Besides, this font can also be used as a title or body text.
This font wide usability is expanding from corporate to personal use as it never fails to satisfy a reader’s desire to read with comfort and enjoyment.
Gill Sans Font View
|Author||Eric Gill (1928)|
|File Format||TTF, OTF|
|Font Licence||Free for personal use|
Gill Sans Font Family
- Gill Sans Light
- Gill Sans Light Italic
- Gill Sans Book
- Gill Sans Book Italic
- Gill Sans Medium
- Gill Sans Medium Italic
- Gill Sans Bold
- Gill Sans Bold Italic
- Gill Sans Heavy
- Gill Sans Heavy Italic
- Gill Sans ExtraBold
- Gill Sans UltraBold
- Gill Sans Condensed
- Gill Sans Condensed Bold
- Gill Sans Condensed UltraBold
- Gill Sans ExtraCondensed Bold
- Gill Sans Light Shadowed
- Gill Sans Shadowed
- Gill Sans Display Bold
- Gill Sans Display ExtraBold
- Gill Sans Display Condensed Bold
Related Fonts (Gill Sans Alternative Typekit/Similar Gill Sans fonts)
- Rian Hug
- ITC Johnston
- Gill Kayo Condensed
- P22 Johnston Underground
- Mundo Sans
- ITC Adderville
- EF Today Sans Serif H
- FF Kievit
- Chianti BT
- Gill Display Compressed
- EF Granby
- Figgins Sans
- SG Today Sans Serif SH
- Charlotte Sans
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Font Related FAQS
What type of font is Gill Sans?
Ans: Gill Sans is a humanistic Sans-Serif typeface font with a smart design.
Is Gill Sans Font safe to download and use in My PC and MAC?
Ans: Yes, this font is very safe to download and use on your desired device.
Is there any font similar to Gill Sans in Google Fonts?
Ans: As Gill Sans Alternative you can use Lato in Google fonts.
Is it ok to use this in an online platform?
Ans: With the free version you can use Gill Sans Fonts in an online platform personally. In order to use in commercial purposes, please purchase the font.
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