Eric Gill, born in 1882, was one of the master craftsmen of the twentieth century. Renowned as a sculptor and wood engraver, Gill spent most of his adult life working in various Catholic crafts communes. Though throughout his life he wrote many essays on such wide-ranging subjects as God, typography and the glory of the male sexual apparatus. Eric Gill also executed a large number of erotic drawings and prints. Oddly enough he did not see these as a contradiction to his Catholic belief system, but an extension of it. In 1928 Eric Gill designed Gill Sans, a sans serif typeface with a humanist feel. Allthough Eric Gill designed eleven typefaces of great beauty he did not consider himself to be primarily a typographer, but a craftsman.