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  • 8 Faces

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    A bi-annual magazine founded by Elliot Jay Stocks, based on the “Desert Island” concept applied to type. In each issue eight designers whose work is known for its typographical slant, are asked the question: “if you could only use eight typefaces for the rest of your life, what would they be?”. The interviews then expand into open-ended discussions about all things typographic and are punctuated with examples of the designers’ work.

    The interviews are also accompanied by various related contributions.

    The entire run consists of four issues. A book which will collect them is in the works.

    • #1 interviewees:  Erik Spiekermann, Jessica Hische, Ian Coyle, Jason Santa Maria, Jos Buivenga, Jon Tan, Bruce Willen, Nolen Strals.
    • #2 interviewees: Martin Majoor, Ale Paul, Stephen Coles, Tim Brown, Nick Sherman, Rich Rutter, Veronika Burian & José Scaglione
    • #3 interviewees: Ellen Lupton, Frank Chimero, Steve Matteson, Mark Caneso, Vincent Connare, Yves Peters , Jason Smith & Phil Garnham
    • #4 interviewees: Elliot Jay Stocks, Jeremy Leslie, Jan Middendorp, Robert Slimbach, Fiona Ross, Steven Heller, Erica Jung & Ricardo Marcin
    United Kingdom
    Started: 2010
    Defunct since: 2011



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