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The official blog of 8 Faces magazine. Featuring inspirational typography, beautiful lettering, reviews, interviews with leading designers. Curated by Jamie Clarke with Elliot Jay Stocks.

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Every wondered how fonts are made and why we have so many? I wrote an article for Google Fonts that...

Every wondered how fonts are made and why we have so many? I wrote an article for Google Fonts that...

SideNote was designed to fulfil a specific need in my studio: A smart/casual font I could use to...

SideNote was designed to fulfil a specific need in my studio: A smart/casual font I could use to...

New Font Launch: Hello! I’m SideNote. I specialize in annotations, headings and friendly...

New Font Launch: Hello! I’m SideNote. I specialize in annotations, headings and friendly...

I recently became aware of Janine Heinrichs’ creative work and...

I recently became aware of Janine Heinrichs’ creative work and was impressed with her design philosophy. Here is an article she has prepared specifically for Type Worship…In the midst of the pandemic, I felt I had hit rock bottom.A few months prior, I graduated from my dream school studying graphic design at Shillington in the Big Apple. Portfolio in...

The World’s Writing SystemsThis blew me away. A website...

The World’s Writing SystemsThis blew me away. A website collecting together every one of the current, 293 written scripts of the world.The site is the brainchild of Johannes Bergerhausen of Germany. The information is beautifully presented, from oldest to newest, showing one reference glyph to represent each language. What I found really surprising...

Ghost Signs: A London Story - The BookIt’s taken almost 15...

Commit No Nuisance - Great Guildford Street - Roy Reed Herbert & Sons in 1895 (Courtesy of Herbert Group) and today on Gray's Inn Road. Courage - Redcross Way - Roy Reed Cedars - Cedars Road - Roy Reed Ghost Signs: A London Story - The BookIt’s taken almost 15 years, but the most comprehensive account of ghost signs ever published is within touching...

Rising Together: The Black American Experience with Police...

Rising Together: The Black American Experience with Police ViolenceI was recently introduced to the inspiring work of Isometric, a graphic design and architecture studio run by queer people of color, in New York City. The team focusses on projects that advance inclusion, equality, and justice via visual identities and exhibitions. “We created this series...

Against Racism!Adding my voice, and standing shoulder to...

Against Racism!Adding my voice, and standing shoulder to shoulder with my black, Asian and minority friends and family against racism.

Making Rig Sans, Part 8SpacingMuch of the overall look of a...

Making Rig Sans, Part 8SpacingMuch of the overall look of a typeface is determined by the amount of space in and around its characters. Spacing therefore becomes a critical part of the type design process and many agree that it is in fact as important as the shapes of the characters themselves.As each character’s shape and space are so intertwined,...

Making Rig Sans, Part 7Figures. Fonts can have multiple figure...

Making Rig Sans, Part 7Figures. Fonts can have multiple figure styles for different uses. Lining, or Modern figures, are all the same height (similar the capital letters) and work well in all-caps settings and on their own.Oldstyle, or text figures, have varying heights and blend well in running text settings.Both types of figures may have Tabular versions....

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