An Essay on Typography by Eric Gill

By Eric Gill

An Essay on Typography was once first released in 1931, immediately well-known as a vintage, and has lengthy been unavailable. It represents Gill at his most sensible opinionated, fustian, and constantly humane. it's his basically significant paintings on typography and continues to be crucial for a person attracted to the artwork of letter types and the presentation of image information.

This manifesto, notwithstanding, is not just approximately letters their shape, healthy, and serve as but additionally approximately man's position in an commercial society. As Gill wrote later, it used to be his leader item "to describe worlds that of industrialism and that of the human workman & to outline their limits."

His brooding about style remains to be provocative. listed here are the seeds of contemporary ads unjustified traces, tight observe and letter spacing, considerable top. the following, too, is classic Gill, as polemical as he's useful, as a lot considering the soul of guy because the paintings of guy; as a lot obsessed by means of the ends as via the skill.

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An Essay on Typography was once first released in 1931, immediately well-known as a vintage, and has lengthy been unavailable. It represents Gill at his top opinionated, fustian, and continuously humane. it's his in basic terms significant paintings on typography and is still fundamental for an individual attracted to the paintings of letter kinds and the presentation of photograph details.

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