Did I Miss the Gill Sans Memo?
Back in 1997, we had just launched Meticulous. I was an addict of Adobe Garamond. I abused the crap out of that font from the first time I launched Aldus Pagemaker (later Adobe Pagemaker) on our Mac SE. Garamond worked as the primary font family for Meticulous for a while, but it started to age badly as far as I was concerned at the time — 1980s-magazine-design badly.
At that point I found Gill Sans, a font from the 1920s that ha a very clean, elegant yet modern look. We used it on our letterhead, website, etc. in the redesign in 2000.
Jump ahead to this weekend. I’m at RailsConf in Chicago and almost every single presentation is using Gill Sans. When did the font become so popular again? Did I miss the memo?