During my recent trip to England, I felt like I couldn't escape Gill Sans. It was everywhere. It's never been on my favorite list – I've always avoided its awkward mix of blunt curves and random points whenever possible.
But I learned to appreciate the typeface a bit more while traipsing around London and the English countryside. Maybe I was just a captive audience smothered into submission, but I can honestly say that I just may put G.S. to use, sometime, somewhere. In the right context, it's kind of charming (especially on this sign I spotted in Ringwood).
And you have to admit, you don't wanna mess with the lowercase Ultra Bold "i".