Eric Gill: An Essay on Typography

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Eric Gill’s opinionated manifesto on typography argues that ‘a good piece of lettering is as beautiful a thing to see as any sculpture or painted picture’. This essay explores the place of typography in culture and is also a moral treatise celebrating the role of craftsmanship in an industrial age. Gill, a sculptor, engraver, printmaker and creator of many classic typefaces that can be seen around us today, fused art, history and polemic in a visionary work which has been hugely influential on modern graphic design.

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 1.3 x 18 cm

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Eric Gill’s opinionated manifesto on typography argues that ‘a good piece of lettering is as beautiful a thing to see as any sculpture or painted picture’. This essay explores the place of typography in culture and is also a moral treatise celebrating the role of craftsmanship in an industrial age. Gill, a sculptor, engraver, printmaker and creator of many classic typefaces that can be seen around us today, fused art, history and polemic in a visionary work which has been hugely influential on modern graphic design.

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 1.3 x 18 cm