Gill Sans is designed by the genius Eric Gill under Monotype in between 1928 to 1930. The design was inspired from the typeface of Gill’s teacher. It was used during 1930s in the signage of the Underground Railway of London. Gill’s design would leave an impression of a classic design with distinct feature of a flared R and an eyeglass G. While its signature design is distinct, it does not affect the font’s efficiency and legibility.
Gill Sans can be easily distinguished as a British font because of its contemporary look and cheerful outputs. The stronger weights are perfect for typography while the others can be used for different applications. It is also ideal for texts and descriptions. Overall, Gill Sans has 32 styles to choose from.
It currently owns the 45th spot for the bestselling fonts.