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.


Posted on 07 February 2008 9 comments

Article illustration for Typesites

My friend Kyle unveiled a brand new project on Monday: the rather lovely Typesites, which is – to quote the site’s about page – “a biweekly showcase of websites with interesting typographic design.” It’s a great idea and offers a lot more in the way of content and quality than your average ‘gallery’ site. In fact it’s not a gallery site at all; more like a magazine about typography, where each site is treated to a full and thorough review.

Ok, I’m slightly biased because I wrote the first article, but go and check it out if you haven’t already. It’s proving insanely popular on the interwebs!


  1. Michael Mottau

    Michael Mottau

    07 February 2008 @ 01:26AM #

    This is exactly what I have been looking for! I was just saying to myself today about how I want to learn more about Web Typography. Then BAM! in my Google Reades lands this little gem. I especially like how the site breaks-down the design… great learning tool. It definitely show more initiative and in turn will be more valuable then other sites that simple bombard you with countless number of screenshots with no rhyme or reasons….. thanks!

  2. Hamish M

    Hamish M

    07 February 2008 @ 01:38AM #

    Great site, and good job on your review Elliot! I’m looking forward to future postings.

  3. Sam Brown

    Sam Brown

    07 February 2008 @ 03:40AM #

    Enjoying this site already, good work Kyle and I look forward to more of your reviews Elliot.

  4. Polo


    07 February 2008 @ 03:13PM #

    I have see this site 3 days ago, really great job, the reviews are very interesting, thanks.

  5. Stevie K

    Stevie K

    07 February 2008 @ 05:52PM #

    This is a great idea, one thing that fustrates me about CSS galeries is the lack of an explanation as to why they were chosen and what are the best parts of a site. This has so much more content and all the better for it, would love to see some negative reviews as well, I think comment on what to avoid would be interesting.

    I may well be adding this site to my reader v. soon.

  6. Elliot Jay Stocks

    Elliot Jay Stocks

    07 February 2008 @ 07:30PM #

    Thanks guys – I’m glad you like it. There are some great reviews coming up and hopefully it’s moved some readers to submit their own reviews, too.

    @ Stevie K: I expect there’ll be some negative reviews at some point. I think the initial batch will be mainly positive, though – we need to send some good vibes for launch! :)

  7. Zinni


    08 February 2008 @ 09:14PM #

    I stumbled upon type sites a couple of days ago and was excited to see that you played some sort of role. I also enjoy Kyle’s blog a lot so I know only good things will come of typesites. It is great to see someone putting rationale emphasis on web design, instead on considering a design good based solely upon its overly glossy aesthetic.

    Keep up the great work!

    ~ Tony

  8. Christina


    19 February 2008 @ 03:07AM #

    This is a great site Elliot, thanks for the tip!!

    I’m also loving your latest tutorial in the latest .net magazine. I’ve been tracing fonts all week!

  9. Fubiz


    26 February 2008 @ 08:34PM #

    Excellent idea of website!

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