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New Cue the typographic purity trolls
Although I was not aware of it when I first purchased Adobe's Gill Sans, the font's creator, Eric Gill, appears to have been a man of both prodigious talents and insatiable erotic appetites. Not to put too fine a point on it, but it appears that he would fuck anything with a hole in it, including his sisters, his daughters and his dog. The release of Gill Sans Nova has moved the editor of "Digital Arts" to reprise a piece he published four years ago to remind all and sundry that even if the rest of us lack any trace of human decency in these matters, he himself is way too high-minded to use Gill's fonts, although he graciously grants his permission for others to do so, provided we can live with ourselves.

Me, I don't give a shit. The man's been dead for seventy-five years next week, and his sisters are pining for the fjords; likewise his daughters (the last of these died at the age of 92 in 1999). It's a safe bet that the dog isn't around any more either. I'm going to deploy my new typefaces with an unclouded conscience.

cordially,
New what does his sex life have to do with his work product? Unless it is porn or something
you can kill people for America at age 18 but need to be 21 to buy a beer
New Unless it is porn or something
Well, community standards are a moving target, but some of his sculpture, for example, likely wouldn't go over well at the average Rotary Club dinner, and it's probable that his erotic engravings number in the hundreds. Here's the artist recalling his discovery as a lad that the standard equipment had an undocumented feature: "What marvellous thing was this that suddenly transformed a mere water tap into a pillar of fire?"

cordially,
New hmm, looks assyrian in nature. Not bad. Not my cuppa but decent artwork
you can kill people for America at age 18 but need to be 21 to buy a beer
New Re: assyrian
If it was, the caliphate would have pulverized it! :)
Alex

"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."

-- Isaac Asimov
     Gill Sans Nova - (rcareaga) - (8)
         if this is a sample you got quite a deal - (boxley) - (1)
             GMTA. :-) -NT - (Another Scott)
         Looks like you got a deal. - (Another Scott)
         Cue the typographic purity trolls - (rcareaga) - (4)
             what does his sex life have to do with his work product? Unless it is porn or something -NT - (boxley) - (3)
                 Unless it is porn or something - (rcareaga) - (2)
                     hmm, looks assyrian in nature. Not bad. Not my cuppa but decent artwork -NT - (boxley) - (1)
                         Re: assyrian - (a6l6e6x)

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