№ 4 · Elliot Jay Stocks

‘There is never a better time to start something’

Last Summer, I met Elliot Jay Stocks, who was in town to hold a workshop about Advanced Typography for Web and Print. Elliot is a designer, who has worked for clients including Microsoft, Virgin, EMI, MailChimp, and Campaign Monitor. He is also an electronic musician who records under the name of Other Form, as well as a speaker and design author.

His current main gig is co-founder and Creative Director of the new lifestyle magazine Lagom. He is probably most known for being the founder of another magazine though, the bi-annual printed typography magazine (and soon-to-be book) 8 Faces. Elliot also used to work as Adobe Typekit’s Creative Director. So of course you can expect a lot about type and typography, but we’ll also talk about working for Adobe, working with your partner, turning a magazine into a book, and releasing a record.

The interview was recorded on June 29, 2017.


Lagom cover issue 7

Lagom cover issue 5

Artwork Other Form ‘Unmarked Paths’

Not sure if this does the vinyl well

All issues of 8 Faces

Colonna packaging , designed by Elliot