Penguin New Biology

1985's picture

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tobybarnes/4856586150/in/photostream/

Anyone know if this is this available digitally?

Nick Cooke's picture

What, Gill Sans?

1985's picture

Nick, I mean this particular version, which is unusually outlined.

riccard0's picture

unusually outlined

Clumsily outlined, I’d say.

1985's picture

Regardless, I still wish to know if it is available.

Nick Cooke's picture

It's probably custom.

Té Rowan's picture

Grepping through Letraset books might work. Odessa LET is similar except for its AvantGarde-like look.

1985's picture

I found this today in Rookledge's Type Finder.
It's officially Gill Sans Shadow Line.

(Thanks Té, I also saw Odessa and noted it for reference).

idiotcountry's picture

and to reiterate your original question: Anyone know if this is this available digitally? :)

1985's picture

It doesn't seem to be available in a digital format.
Probably wouldn't be too hard to create from Gill Sans Bold…

1985's picture

Perhaps not…

Té Rowan's picture

The file on Eric Gill at the Klingspor museum has a scan of GS Shadow Line.

1985's picture

I got a hi-res scan from Rookledge's but the specimen goes right to the gutter so it is not ideal as it bends round the page. I am going to use that for the project pitch and see where I end up.

If anyone has any alternatives (Té mentioned Odessa for example) that would be great. Even better if they are available digitally.

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