All of this is 100% true. You can read more about him here on Wikipedia (I know Wikipedia isn’t the best source, but it is in itself from a biography published in 1989). In fact, check out this book that Mr. Gill wrote (courtesy 0f Paul Annett on Flickr):
Creepy dude, right? Makes you wonder about all those clean, crisp curves of Gill Sans.
Some other time, I’ll have to tell you about Mrs. Eaves.
Oh, and as I mentioned the other day, my computer’s display died. I’m making due with a weird monitor configuration for now, but as I posted the other day I’m looking to try and get some money together for the repair or a new one. Here’s the same donate button: