Night Waves - Eric Gill

This frank and revealing discussion about Eric Gill's work looks at some of his more contentious beliefs about sex and religion, and explores how they have impacted on his art.

Eric Gill was one of the first people to be granted the title of Royal Designer for Industry, which was conferred on him for his work in typography and wood engraving. This award was introduced by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in 1936, with the aim of honouring the role of design in manufacturing and industry. Subsequent recipients include Gordon Russell, Barnes Wallis and Vivienne Westwood. Among the other designs honoured are the Millennium Bridge, the iPod, the Rolls-Royce jet engine, the Harry Potter film sets and the miniskirt.

↗ Originally broadcast 10 November 1992.

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