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David Kindersley

(1915—1995) letter-cutter and alphabet designer


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Eric Gill (1882—1940) artist, craftsman, and social critic

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Apprenticed to E. Gill, he later established his own studio in Cambridge. He originated the letter-spacing system used by Letraset, designed the standard English street signing alphabet (1950s), and developed the typeface Octavian for Monotype with Will Carter (1962).

From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.

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