Though he was a walking definition of creepy
Eric Gill's work is magnificent in its modern ancient timelessness. It is as if it was old when it was made new 100 years ago, and even today it is hard to make things this modern.
His type designs ( other than the punchline Gill Sans
) are readable and highly sensual One of the highlights of going to the British Museum is walking in from the back door and letting my eyes follow the curves of the letters carved in stone above the door. The words themselves leave no impression on the human brain, but the stone and the letter carving are magnificant.
Here is a lovely contrast of the new Italian style ^ with the old Italian style:
Vada a bordo, cazzo!