Yesterday Elliot Jay Stocks launched the latest issue of his limited edition typography magazine 8 Faces, available in printed format and as a downloadable PDF. The core concept remains unchanged – if you could use just eight typefaces, which would you choose? 8 Faces asks this question – and many more – to eight leading designers from the fields of print, web, illustration, and of course type design itself. Eighty-eight pages of in-depth interviews, critical essays, and inspiration from the very best in the business. The magazine is available exclusively from the brand new 8faces.com, designed and built by Trent Walton, Reagan Ray, and Dave Rupert at Paravel, with 8 Faces founder Elliot Jay Stocks.
Issue 6's stunning cover artwork (designed by Stefan Weyer) is entirely blind de-bossed, so there's no ink at all – you have to tilt it towards the light to see all of the details.
This issue features interviews with Simon Walker, Dan Rhatigan, Seb Lester, Nina Stössinger, Grant Hutchinson, Mike Kus, and Eric Olson and Nicole Dotin of Process Type Foundry. It also includes essays from Christopher Murphy, Leo Koppelkamm, and Typekit's Tim Brown, and an introduction by Craig Mod.
Each copy comes with a free type catalogue from Rosetta and a free PDF edition, available for immediate download. The physical edition will ship from 6th May onwards and only 2000 copies have been printed. Every single issue has sold out up till now so don't procrastinate!