Gill Sans Fatigue

Monday, 1 February 2010

I have Gill Sans fatigue. Its increasing ubiquity might merely be the result of my increasing awareness of various typefaces, confirmation bias, or something else, but everywhere I look, there it is. On all of the Colliers Ostendorf-​Morris for-​lease signs (and there are a lot of those in downtown Cleveland) on banners advertising luxury lofts, on signs in hallways, on business cards, on the side of commercial vans, on plaques and displays at the Museum of Natural History. Everywhere.

What used to be my favorite font is now played out (or has been and I’m just now noticing). I still like Eric Gill’s work, though. And by work I don’t mean the fact that he slept with his sisters, daughters and family dog. I mean his typefaces, woodblock prints and sculpture.


Saturday, 25 November 2006

I liberated this idea and made little books of my shorter poems. I didn’t want to invest too much time into it, and since I’ve been going through another Eric Gill phase I thought to make it a limited edition. It is a limited edition of 25 +1 and I’m going to sell them at $1 apiece tonight at the C-​Space benefit with the proceeds going to C-​Space.

One of my next projects will be to create a somewhat useful poetry page on my site, with audio samples, and a way to get these lazy limited editions if there are leftovers. I’ve been feeling crafty lately.

Heralding Poem Books