Gill Sans®

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What is the Gill Sans® font?

Gill Sans is a humanistic sans serif family that, while is considered by many to be quintessentially British in tone and concept, has been used in virtually every country and in nearly every application imaginable. Gill Sans has reached this level of near-ubiquity for one simple—and very good—reason: it is an exceptionally distinctive design with a potential range of use that is almost limitless. More…
This toolkit family includes a wide range of styles including the standards such as Light—which is open and elegant—and a Regular that, with its flat-bottomed d, flat-topped p and q and triangular-topped t, has a more compact and muscular appearance. Its Bold styles tend to echo the softer, more open style of the light while the extra bold and ultra bold have their own vivid personalities, but each of them would make for an eye-catching headline. Take into account the family’s many weights, including condensed and extra condensed designs, and extended language support and you have yourself a tool you’ll be thrilled to return to, time and again.
Gill Sans was designed by Eric Gill: a versatile, brilliant, and prolifically successful designer of the early part of the last century. One of the main reasons for the enduring success of his namesake design is that it is based on Roman character shapes and proportions, making it unlike virtually any other sans serif out there. Gill also worked his own warmth and humanity into his design, resulting in a typeface in which each weight retains a distinct personality of its own.
Pair with serif fonts like Gill’s own Joanna; or more modern offerings like Frutiger® Serif, Malabar™, Syntax® Serif, FF Scala®, or DIN Next™ Slab.

Gill Sans® Font families

The Gill Sans® includes the following font families:

  • Gill Sans Light
  • Gill Sans Light Italic
  • Gill Sans Book
  • Gill Sans Book Italic
  • Gill Sans Medium
  • Gill Sans Medium Italic
  • Gill Sans Bold
  • Gill Sans Bold Italic
  • Gill Sans Heavy
  • Gill Sans Heavy Italic
  • Gill Sans ExtraBold
  • Gill Sans UltraBold
  • Gill Sans Condensed
  • Gill Sans Condensed Bold
  • Gill Sans Condensed UltraBold
  • Gill Sans ExtraCondensed Bold
  • Gill Sans Light Shadowed
  • Gill Sans Shadowed
  • Gill Sans Display Bold
  • Gill Sans Display ExtraBold
  • Gill Sans Display Condensed Bold

Gill Sans® Preview

Here is a preview of how Gill Sans® will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.

Is Gill Sans® a free to download font?

I'm afraid not. Gill Sans® is not free to download. You will need to pay for it with your hard earn money. Most fonts that we feature on is a premium font. We do have a Free Fonts category where we showcase all of the best free fonts that you can download. Trust me when I say, don't waste your time searching for a free download of Gill Sans®. You will not find a link anywhere.

It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Gill Sans® for free. You might see a few websites that will say "Free Download" of Gill Sans® font, but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Gill Sans® remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Gill Sans® and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)