Eric Gill

Eric Gill

British sculptor, type designer, typographer
Culture is a sham if it is only a sort of Gothic front put on an iron building -- like Tower Bridge -- or a classical front put on a steel frame -- like the Daily Telegraph building in Fleet Street. Culture, if it is to be a real thing and a holy thing, must be the product of what we actually do for a living -- not something added, like sugar on a pill.More Eric Gill quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Legibility, in practice, amounts simply to what one is accustomed to. But this is not to say that because we have got used to something demonstrably less legible than something else would be if we could get used to it, we should make no effort to scrap the existing thing. This was done by the Florentines and Romans of the fifteenth century; it requires simply good sense in the originators & good will in the rest of us.More Eric Gill quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
That state is a state of slavery in which a man does what he likes to do in his spare time and in his working time that which is required of him.More Eric Gill quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Letters are things, not pictures of things.More Eric Gill quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Ultimately there is no happiness in a world in which things are not as good as they can be.More Eric Gill quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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