Eric Rowland Gill

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Gill, Eric (1882–1940). Artist and type-designer. From 1907 to 1924 he was associated with the Ditchling community and with its press. In the last decade of his life he wrote a number of influential books defending the goodness of natural things, and, in life, even ‘its Rabelaisian buffoonery and pig-style coarseness. All these things are good and holy.’ His expression of this in his personal life created strain for those close to him.

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Gill, (Arthur) Eric ( Rowton) (1882–1940) English engraver and sculptor. He designed many typefaces, including Gill sans serif (1927). Gill's sculptures include the Stations of the Cross (1914–18) in Westminster Cathedral, London.