G is for Gill Kayo


Gill Kayo is often referred to as Gill Sans Ultra Bold, despite the fact that many letters are not consistent with the structure of any other of the Gill Sans weights. The name comes from ‘knockout’, implying its solidity, and its release by Eric Gill and Monotype in 1936 was met with much controversy. Gill Kayo is categorised as a sans serif typeface, but even Gill himself considered it a novelty.

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