Joanna

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Credits

Designer(s)
Eric Gill
Foundry(ies)
Monotype
Release Year
1930
Country of Origin
United Kingdom
Classification
Serif
Original Format
Metal (Foundry)
Distributor(s)
Adobe, Linotype
Tags
book face, transitional

Background

Joanna was designed by Eric Gill in 1930, based on type originally cut by Granjon, and released by the Monotype Corporation in 1937. It is, as Gill himself described it, “a book face free from all fancy business,” with small, straight serifs and a spare elegance that makes it notably attractive and distinguished. It is also a natural companion to Gill Sans.

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Last edited by John Boardley on September 16, 2009, 06:22pm EST

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