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Letternews: Introducing The All New Eric Gill Series

November 04, 2015 by
FontShop Team
FontShop Team

Monotype revisits Eric Gill’s classic works, producing a unified superfamily with better forms, expanded glyph coverage, compatible weights, and fonts better suited to today’s rendering environments. We happily present: Gill Sans Nova, Joanna Nova, and Joanna Sans Nova.

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Gill Sans Nova

George Ryan after Eric Gill for Monotype

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.

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Joanna Nova

Ben Jones after Eric Gill for Monotype

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.

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Joanna Sans Nova

Terrance Weinzierl for Monotype

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.

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Joanna Nova & Gill Sans Nova

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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Trademark attribution notice
FontShop is a trademark of Monotype GmbH and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Gill Sans and Joanna are trademarks of The Monotype Corporation registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.