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The sterling example of everything a British sans serif ought to be, Gill Sans® Nova is well-mannered at a distance yet eccentric up close. Designer George Ryan studied the notes and drawings of Eric Gill to produce this truer-to-life reimagining of his most recognizable work.
Ben Jones took up the redrawing of Gill’s stately text face Joanna®, similarly referencing original sketches and pantograph patterns produced in copper. Joanna Nova fills nine weights and most notably improves upon previous digital versions of its narrow and modestly sloped italic.
The surprise child of the Eric Gill series is this new work from Terrance Weinzierl, Joanna® Sans Nova. Rather than from history, the contemporary humanist sans takes its cues from Joanna’s structure and plays a tight harmony to Joanna Nova’s melody.
Yes, they’re made for each other. Explore what makes this pair work so well together in our series on Great Pairs.
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