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Gill Sans is a sans-serif typeface created by Eric Gill and published by the Monotype Corporation between 1928 and 1930. Based on Edward Johnston's font for the London Underground, Gill Sans is widely admired for its quiet gracefulness and versatility.
Included with Mac OS X, Gill Sans has found its way into numerous books, advertisements, and signs.
In the Bitstream font collection, Gill Sans is called Bitstream Humanist 521.
Companies using Gill Sans
- Carlton Television
- The London Underground font, Johnston Underground , is similar to Gill Sans but is easily distinguishable (for example, the dots above the lowercase "i"s in Johnston are diamond shaped; on Gill Sans they are round).
- L.J. Hooker
- Network Rail
- Folio Young Enterprise, a publishing company based in Colchester, UK.
The following paragraph is in Gill Sans, Gill Sans MT, or Bitstream Humanist 521 if it installed in your machine. If not, a monospace font is used:
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