Eric Gill

This Collaborative Doctoral Award Studentship is between the University of Reading and St Bride Library, London.

The Typeface Designs of Eric Gill

STARTING OCTOBER 2011

An AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award studentship (fully funded fees and maintenance) between the University of Reading and St Bride Library, London is available to a suitably qualified UK or EU student.

 
One of the most interesting aspects of the Royal Wedding invitation, from a design perspective, is the choice of typeface. The invitation has been set in the Perpetua® Italic typeface – and there are undoubtedly marked reasons behind this selection. Firstly, there is nothing more quintessentially British than a Royal Wedding – and this demands an equally quintessential British typeface. Perpetua Italic fits this bill expertly. It is a timeless design and the first collaboration of two of Britain’s pillars of the typographic arts, Stanley Morison and Eric Gill.

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