for the moment, that's besides the point. . . Eric Gill was also a sculptor
I've recently purchased a book about his work (from a really excellent art book supplier) and it's very interesting reading. . . I hadn't realised that Gill was the sculptor who was commissioned to carve the friezes on Broadcasting House (but, only this summer, when I was not dating the "date" who dumped me, I spent a lot of time admiring them) (he was an announcer for Radios 3 and 4, you see, and I used to wait on the steps of All Souls, Langham Place, admiring the BH building, while he finished his shift) (ho hum!)
the invisible spirit of the air,
listening to celestial music
Gill also produced lots of sketches and wood cuts (more things I like). . .
Mother and Child
this is a great way of admiring the font, by looking at the wooden type:
and I love discovering how these things come about:
Perpetua. . . it's also lovely, isn't it. . .
(I'll stop there, for the sake of your sanity) (I don't have any left, clearly)