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Three things

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Please forgive me for this shamelessly self-promotional post; I wanted to quickly talk about three projects I’ve got coming up very soon…

8 Faces #3

It’s July, which means that a new issue of 8 Faces is on the horizon. If you’ve been following along on Twitter and Dribble, you’re probably aware just how close we are to finishing it off. We’re currently waiting to get the second proof back from the printer, and once that’s been proofread, fact-checked (by Mr. Spiekermann, no less!), and tweaked, the final proof will be prepared, ready for release towards the end of the month. Watch this space for an exact release date.

Here’s a little teaser for you – one of Jon’s beautiful spreads:


Can you guess whose typeface choices they are?


We’re closing ticket sales for Activate in just under a week, so if you haven’t got yours yet, now is the time! We’ve put a load more information about what the day will actually entail on the site.


We’re also holding a competition to win a VIP pass to the event, which includes free entry, free accommodation both before and after the day, and all of your travel paid for. To be in with a chance of winning, just buy a ticket between now and Thursday 14th, leave a comment below, explaining why you should be a VIP, and we’ll pick someone at random. (Your ticket purchase will be refunded if you win, of course.)


Keir and I are organising and hosting Insites: a series of four evening events, held on consecutive nights in four cities across the country. We’ve got some fantastic swag to give away, including some beautiful letterpressed coasters courtesy of MailChimp (a different one for each city):


Look great, don’t they? They were designed by the talented Aaron Robbs.

That’s all, folks! Thanks for indulging me. Don’t forget to leave a comment below if you’ve bought an Activate ticket and want to be in with a chance of winning the VIP pass!