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: very, very soon

Posted on 09 July 2010 25 comments

Article illustration for 8 Faces: very, very soon

I realise it’s been quite a while since I announced the coming of my magazine project 8 Faces, and I thought it was time to post a quick update. It’s taken a long while to come together (which is inevitable for a side project that only receives the odd week here and there) but the wait is almost over: it’s being printed as we speak and will be released in around two weeks from now.

I haven’t got an exact date yet because I’m still sorting out a few logistical things with the printer, like packaging materials and shipping costs. However, once all that has been finalised, you’ll hear about it first here (or if you follow me on Twitter).

In the meantime, and to prove that this is actually happening, here are a few photos of the final proof:

8 Faces preview
8 Faces preview
8 Faces preview
8 Faces preview

We’re only pressing 1000 copies — all individually numbered, printed with foil stamping on thick, uncoated stock — so if you’d like to get your hands on one, please be sure to register your interest via the link on the 8 Faces website.


  1. Kyle Meyer

    Kyle Meyer

    09 July 2010 @ 05:47PM #

    Can’t wait, mate. :)

  2. Andi Farr

    Andi Farr

    09 July 2010 @ 05:50PM #

    Looks amazing – can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. I have a feeling it will make me extremely jealous – and probably want to get back into doing more print work!

  3. Brian


    09 July 2010 @ 05:51PM #

    Awesome! I look forward to checking this out.

  4. Max Luzuriaga

    Max Luzuriaga

    09 July 2010 @ 05:54PM #

    Looking fantastic! Will this be a subscription-based thing? Or will you have to buy the magazines individually?

  5. Harry Ford

    Harry Ford

    09 July 2010 @ 05:54PM #

    Elliot the magazine looks absolutely beautiful, I am really surprised how good as I have recently stopped all my other design magazine subscriptions due to the fact they were dull, full of the same old and not very well designed.

    Really look forward to yours. Best of luck.

  6. Phil Coffman

    Phil Coffman

    09 July 2010 @ 05:55PM #

    Looking fantastic Elliot, particularly the cover! Must feel great to be at this point.

  7. Carlos Vazquez

    Carlos Vazquez

    09 July 2010 @ 05:59PM #

    Yeah… looks great but I am sure that the content is much better.

  8. Dan Millar

    Dan Millar

    09 July 2010 @ 06:47PM #

    Looks absolutely stunning! Can’t wait to get my paws on a copy :)

  9. Design Informer

    Design Informer

    09 July 2010 @ 07:27PM #

    Looks awesome! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

  10. Michela Cappelli

    Michela Cappelli

    09 July 2010 @ 07:39PM #

    I love the logo!
    Can’t wait to see the whole job finished.
    I’ve just rtweeted it!

  11. MrQwest


    09 July 2010 @ 08:55PM #

    Elliot, congratulations on getting your initial idea of 8faces up, off the ground & into production. Judging from the photos, the quality of the magazine & the stock is immense. Looking forward to getting my grubby mits on a copy, however I wouldn’t want to dirty the stock!

    Great work, well done & give yourself a pat on the back!

  12. Markus Danek

    Markus Danek

    09 July 2010 @ 09:15PM #

    Oh my gosh… love at the first sight!
    Congratulations Elliot, it’s already awesome and i cant wait for the release!

  13. Paul Anthony

    Paul Anthony

    10 July 2010 @ 11:26AM #

    A to the mazing Elliot. And a fantastic little idea for a side project, that will undoubtedly inspire others to take their work to print. Looking forward to seeing the final copy in its glory.

  14. Matthew L Smith

    Matthew L Smith

    10 July 2010 @ 12:11PM #

    Elliot, I really cannot wait bro. What an excellent job you all have done. In my estimation, the web has only replaced areas of print that should never had seen the light of day, but great pieces like this will always find a home in physicality.

    Great work!

  15. Grace


    10 July 2010 @ 01:31PM #

    This looks like an incredible project! I look forward to seeing it in print.

  16. Kris


    10 July 2010 @ 02:47PM #

    Looks stunning – can’t wait to snap it up!

  17. Tuhin Kumar

    Tuhin Kumar

    10 July 2010 @ 03:19PM #

    The cover looks brilliant. The idea of the faces in the inner loop of “8” is too brilliant. Very great typeface for the lettering. Curious as to which typeface it is?

  18. guidoguido


    10 July 2010 @ 09:01PM #

    Looking good, can’t wait to receive my copy ;)

  19. Jann Howell

    Jann Howell

    10 July 2010 @ 10:13PM #

    super excited! Will a subscription be required?

  20. Rob Winters

    Rob Winters

    10 July 2010 @ 10:53PM #

    Oooh you tease!
    It looks great, I don’t know where you hind the time.

  21. Christopher Sladdin

    Christopher Sladdin

    14 July 2010 @ 05:58PM #

    This looks like a fantastic magazine and I hope to get a read of it if you send through a copy. I run a magazine myself and always like when I get it printed (which is rare nowadays thanks to the internet) but hopefully you’ll love your creation as I do mine.

  22. Mark Forsman

    Mark Forsman

    15 July 2010 @ 07:29PM #

    With pre-orders starting tomorrow, could you announce the price?


  23. Jason


    16 July 2010 @ 10:48AM #

    This should be a sexy little number – congratulations!

    My browser has been trained on your website for a short while now – the suspense is actually killing me…

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