Elliot Jay Stocks is a designer, speaker, and author. He is the Creative Director of Adobe Typekit, the founder of typography magazine 8 Faces, one half of Viewport Industries, and an electronic musician.

8 Faces #2

Posted on 10 November 2010 2 comments

Article illustration for 8 Faces #2

Today is The Big Day: that is, we’re opening pre-orders for #2 of 8 Faces.

I’m not going to say much else, except that it’s happening at 17.00 GMT and we’re expecting a very high demand, so be sure to get in there quickly to reserve your copy. We’re printing more this time around, but from the amount of emails we’ve got recently, new mailing list sign-ups, and the general buzz online, it looks like there’ll be even more of a demand than there was for #1.

As before, the actual copies will ship a couple of weeks later. You can also expect the same high production values as before: thick uncoated stock, a foil-blocked cover, and a very limited print run. And this time around, we’re upping the page count to 88. The line-up draws once again from the world of type design, graphic design, and web design:

  • Ale Paul of Argentinian foundry Sudtipos, known for his lavish script faces
  • Stephen Coles of Typographica and former Director of Type at FontShop
  • Tim Brown of Nice Web Type and Type Manager at Typekit
  • Nick Sherman of MyFonts, now working at Font Bureau and consulting for The Cooper Union
  • Veronika Burian & José Scaglione of TypeTogether of faces such as Bree and Adelle

Issue two also features cover artwork from Jez Burrows, an intro by The Ministry of Type’s Aegir Hallmundur, an article on uncial type by Linotype’s Dan Reynolds, a look at the type-heavy interface of Windows Phone 7, and the story behind printing Underware’s contemporary blackletter Fakir in blood!

We’ll be unveiling the brand new 8 Faces.com (designed by Kyle Meyer) the minute pre-orders go live.

For an exclusive preview (I took some photos of the first proof, albeit without the foil blocking), head over to The FontFeed.

Hopefully see you at 17.00!


  1. Cyprian


    11 November 2010 @ 10:31PM #

    I love this: “we’re expecting a very high demand, so be sure to get in there quickly to reserve your copy” :)

    BTW. Looks goood. I am buying my copy.


  2. Sarah


    22 February 2011 @ 01:59AM #

    Here’s another response so you aren’t lonely. Beautiful work. I really enjoy the play in this artwork. And that FONT! Oh my! Eye candy. I love it.

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