Letterpressed prints have shipped
Happy Monday, folks! Just a quickie to let you know that all of Erik’s artwork prints shipped last Friday. So I expect they’ll be arriving with UK backers today /... Read more
The books are arriving all over the world now, which is fantastic to see. However, a lot of people who haven’t yet received theirs are asking me for tracking numbers.... Read more
An update on shipping, a new PDF, and prints
This is a bit of a long update, so feel free to skip to the bit that interests you!
I’m delighted to see that the book has started arriving... Read more
Shipping commences tomorrow
After all the waiting, after all the various hiccups, the day has finallycome: our fulfilment company are packing the books and preparing them for shipping as we speak.... Read more
Shipping commences on Monday 9th July
Hi folks. Just a very quick update to say that shipping will commence on Monday 9th July — that’s a week from tomorrow. So if you need to update your... Read more
New estimate for shipping — and an update about the PDF edition
Since posting my last update about the finished books having pages bound in the wrong order, I’ve been in constant contact with the printer, who in turn has been in... Read more
IMPORTANT: we’ve discovered a major problem with the book’s binding
Wow, yesterday was quite the emotional rollercoaster. Shortly after posting my unboxing video, I was flicking through the book when I discovered a major problem: in a small... Read more
As promised in the update I posted just a few hours ago, here’s another — because I now have my copies! Here’s a little video I made of me opening the... Read more
The book will ship on Tuesday
I've just been informed by our printers that the completed 8 Faces books have arrived back with them. They’re doing a quality check and, assuming everything is okay,... Read more
VIDEO: The book on the printing press
Hi all! Last week I visited Taylor Brothers (our printer) in Bristol to shoot a quick video of the book on press. Sorry it’s taken me a while to post the... Read more
VIDEO: The final files are with the printers — printing begins on Monday!
With a beer in hand, I’m posting what is perhaps the most important update of the whole campaign: the book’s final files are with the printers — and printing begins... Read more
VIDEO: the proof is here!
Very, very, very exciting update for you today, folks. So exciting, in fact, that I decided to deliver this update by video:
If you can’t see the video, the gist... Read more
Almost ready to go off to print
Hi everyone. I’ve got some news for you: the book is finished.
I’ve just sent a message to all backers of this project, asking them to approve how their names... Read more
Final tweaks done — pretty much
Hi everyone. Hope you’re all having a good week.
I’ve got some good news for you: I’ve now made all of the tweaks suggested by our proofreader. The finalthing... Read more
The proofreading’s done!
Hi everyone. I hope March is off to a good start for you all. Some quick updates for you:
Firstly, the book has now been proofread! I received the annotated... Read more
The book is done and is now being proofread!
Happy Friday evening, folks. I’m absolutely over the moon to tell you that the book is done and is now being proofread. The biggest milestone by far. All that’s left... Read more
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Backer surveys are incoming!
Hi everyone. It’s the last day of January and, as promised, I’m going to be sending out the backer surveys to you today. If you haven’t got the email by... Read more
Just captions and proofreading to go — then it’s done
Hi everyone. As I promised I would in my last update, I’m very happy to tell you that I’ve now completed all of the finer points of typesetting throughout the... Read more
A pre-Christmas update
Hi everyone. I wanted to post an update before we all break for the Christmas holidays. You’ll be pleased to know that progress on the book is going well and... Read more
Video: a sneak peek at the book’s InDesign file
Told you it was nearly done. ;)
Actually, there’s a load of stuff you can’t even see in this video, such as the essays, blog posts, and other content... Read more
Proper update coming
A few of you have been asking me for an update. I’ve been holding off on doing an update because I wanted to make a little video and needed a... Read more
A very quick update about the book’s timeline
Hi everyone. I’m about to hit the road for a much-needed break, but before I do, I wanted to let you know that upon my return, I’ve scheduled some proper time... Read more
Erik’s poster & the book’s progress
I hope your week is off to a good start. A few of you have (understandably) been asking me for an update, so here we go.
First, Erik... Read more
A quick update
Hi everybody. I’d like to thank you all for your patience!
I was in Berlin last week at Erik Spiekermann’s Galerie p98a, watching Erik preparing to print his limited edition... Read more
A sneak peek inside the book
Last week I promised you a big update — and here it is.
Work on the book has been going really well recently and the stage I’m at now is... Read more
Big update coming next week
Hi all. Sorry for the radio silence lately — it’s been a combination of having my head down in the book, plus the launch of two other fairly big projects:... Read more
As it’s the last day of March and the book is not yet on your coffee tables, I thought I’d give you an update of where we’re at.
I’m pleased... Read more
Just Another Foundry
I’m pleased to reveal the final new interview that’s been conducted for the book: Tim Ahrens and Shoko Mugikura of Just Another Foundry. (Long-time 8 Faces fans will notice that we’re... Read more
The book is coming along nicely, you’ll be pleased to hear. We’re wrapping up the last bits of new, exclusive content and the re-editing of the magazines’ content... Read more
We’re excited to announce another of our new interviewees for the book: the lettering artist Martina Flor!
We can’t wait to speak to the talented Berlin-based artist about her career... Read more
Behind the scenes of the book
Hello, everyone. Sorry it’s been a while since you’ve received an update on the project.
There’s a lot happening right now and things are tending to fall into two distinct... Read more
The end of the campaign
£52,707 pledged. 131% funded. 1,002 backers. 0 seconds to go.That’s the message that greeted me when I logged into Kickstarter this morning. The campaign has come to a close and now... Read more
First stretch goal achieved!
We’ve hit our first stretch goal of £50,000! That means that we’ll be conducting short-up-to-date interviews with everyone in the book that will bring everything to the present day, and reflect... Read more
5 days to go! Since achieving our funding goal, many people have been asking us about stretch goals. After a great deal of thought and research, we’ve come up with... Read more
Robert Bringhurst / potential new cover materials
I’ve just been speaking to Robert Bringhurst — author of The Elements of Typographic Style — and he’s confirmed that he’ll be happy to be one of our new interviewees for ... Read more
On Saturday night, on the eve of my birthday, I got the most wonderful present: our project reached its funding goal! (My apologies for only sending a message about 5... Read more
The funding for 8 Faces: Collected has been going really well and we’re now getting very close to our goal. Today we hit a particularly apt milestone: as I write... Read more
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who’s backed this project so far. The response has been overwhelming: we were 25% funded at the end of... Read more