Eric Gill Collection
Eric Gill (1882-1940) was an English sculptor, calligrapher, engraver, and writer. Gill is perhaps best known, however, as a designer of typefaces, including the famous Gill Sans.
Acquired in 2005, this collection documents Gill’s interests and activities over the course of his lifetime and includes books, drawings, hand-lettered alphabets, woodblocks, proof pages, and correspondence. Scarce and ephemeral items such as issues of The Game, a homey periodical produced by the community of craftworkers co-founded by Gill, provide insight into the combination of practicality and spirituality that governed the artist’s life and work.
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