Gill Sans Font Download

About Gill Sans Font

Gill Sans is a humanist sans serif typeface created by Eric Gill and released by Monotype. It was released by the British division of Monotype from 1928 and onwards. Gill Sans is based on Edward Johnston’s 1916 “Underground Alphabet”, the corporate font for the London Underground. You can download gill sans font right from here for your personal purposes only.

Its proportions Gill Sans stem from monumental Roman capitals in the upper case and the traditional “old-style” serif letters in the lower. This creates Gill Sans a very different style of design to geometric sans-serifs, like Futura that are founded on basic squares and circles or grotesque or “industrial” designs like Akzidenz-Grotesk, Helvetica and Univers influenced by lettering styles from the 19th century. For instance, in comparison to the grotesque sans-serifs, Gill Sans “C” and “a” have a smaller “folded up” structure, with larger openings. “A,” “g,” and “C “a” and “g” in the regular or roman styles have “double-story” designs, rather than “single-story” forms used in blackletter and handwriting, which are commonly found in geometric and grotesque sans-serifs.


Gill Sans rapidly became very well-known. The success of Gill Sans was made possible by Monotype’s clever marketing driven by Gill’s loyal supporter (and often love interest) Beatrice Warde, and due to its utility and accessibility for machines in a wide variety of weights and sizes. After the initial popularity in Gill Sans, Monotype rapidly came up with a range of alternative designs. Monotype created a collection of characters that were not available for Gill Sans to cater for different preferences and styles of printing of various nations. They include Futura-inspired characters that include “N”, “M”, “R”, “a”, “g”, “t” and others, an all-capital “W” in the French Renaissance style, a tinier “R”, a “Q” that was designed in the 19th century with the tail looping upwards (similar to that on Century among other characters, and also preferred to the LNER) and oblique designs in contrast to the traditional true italic font, a curvier and true-italic “e” and several alternative numerals. So without wasting time hit the Gill Sans Font Download Button below and use it on your design (Personal Purpose).

Usage Of Gill Sans Font

Gill sans alphabet has a classic in proportion. It’s described as being a sans serif that is humanist making it extremely accessible and ideal for use in display, which is why it’s better than other sans serif typefaces to set text bodies.

Gill’s lettering is based on the classic Roman proportions, which give the sans-serif a less mechanical look than its geometric cousins. It was initially suggested for headlines and advertising however as the general public began to get used to reading sans-serif type, Gill Sans was found to be equally effective to be used for text in body.

Fonts Similar to Gill Sans

  • Humanist 521.
  • Rowton.
  • Semplicita.
  • Coves.
  • Agenda.
  • Bliss.
  • Tschichold.
  • Cabin.
  • P22 Underground.
  • ITC Johnston.

Font Combination

Gill Sans Font is free to use for personal purposes that we provide. This font is not available for commercial use. If you’re interested in using it for commercial purposes, you can buy the license for commercial use and pay for it. Click here to buy the license.

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What Font Is Closest To Gill Sans?

Ans: Humanist 521, Rowton, Semplicita, Coves, and many more fonts are closest to Gill Sans.

Is Gill Sans an Adobe Font?

Ans: Gill Sans MT, Gill Sans – the old Type 1, Gill Sans Std – the OpenType CFF version are currently distributed by Adobe.

How Do I Download Gill Sans Font?

Ans: By clicking our download button, you can easily download Gill Sans.

Can We Use Gill Sans Font On Online Platforms?

Ans: You can use every font downloaded from our website on the online platform, however, there is a request to read the license of the font before using.

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