The Joanna® Sans Nova family is part of Monotype’s Eric Gill Series of typefaces.
Based on a re-creation of the original work of the master typeface designer, Joanna Sans Nova is a different approach to the past: an altogether new design that synthesizes Eric Gill’s typographic sensibilities.
It’s neither the Joanna design without serifs, nor a Gill Sans that’s easier to read. It was drawn for modern use and modern technology, but retains all the humanism that is important to Gill’s typefaces.
Joanna Sans borrows heavily from Joanna, but takes a direction of its own.
The design borrows influences from other Gill faces, like the low stroke weight contrast of Gill Sans and the calligraphic foundation of Perpetua, but is a 21st century interpretation of Gill’s design ethic.
The scale of the body and x-height of Joanna Sans have been increased from the original Joanna, to be better suited for contemporary demands of digital typography.
It has the varying width proportions and open apertures of a humanistic typeface, but also has hints of a geometric sans.
Joanna Sans has a simple elegance that makes it for perfect for publication applications, in addition to packaging and branding design.
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