A History of Type Design: Eric Gill, 1882–1940 (Speen, England)


Using a variation on the Japanese frottage technique of Takuhon, curator Gavin Morrison and artist Scott Myles have taken impressions from the headstones of prominent type designers and then turned them into limited edition lithographs. Each one is printed at 100% of the original rubbing. And each one is a total stunner. Here’s ol’ Eric Gill’s, unfairly beautiful for such an awful person. 

Note: We’re not entirely sure how we’ll ship this, so unless you come pick it up, know that it might take us a spell to get this packed securely.

  • Artists: Scott Myles & Gavin Morrison
  • Size: 31.5 × 36.6 inches 
  • Pages: 1
  • Binding: na 
  • Printing: Lithography on mouldmade paper
  • Color: Although judging color on screens is a fool’s errand, the photo of the full print is a much closer approximation of the color than the detail we shot.
  • Condition: Lower right corner is bumped but fixable. But let’s talk about getting you a pristine copy. We might be able to do so. Signed and numbered in pencil. 
  • Edition: 20
  • Publisher: n.p., 2011