Elliot Jay Stocks is a designer, speaker, and author. He was previously the Creative Director of Adobe Typekit, and is now the co-founder of lifestyle magazine Lagom, the founder of typography magazine (and soon-to-be book) 8 Faces, and an electronic musician recording as Other Form.

I’m making a huge, hardcover 8 Faces book — here’s why

Posted on 17 September 2016 Comments

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Back in 2010, I was a jobbing web designer, and every time I tried to assemble a portfolio, do a presentation about past work, or just look back at something I’d made for reference, I found that a large chunk of my work had disappeared. Even with my own backups, keeping some sites alive meant replicating client databases on a separate server and… ugh, it was a pain. It’s still a pain. That’s the ephemeral nature of the web: things change and things disappear. But I’d grown frustrated of this situation; I felt like my work had no permanence. If only I could create something that would last. Something real!

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