Jeb recently put up the terrain.png and items.png for 1.8! You can get them here, either to get your custom-made texture packs ready, or just take a look at what's coming up soon!
Take a look:
With more food I can see the server possibilites in regards to armies, shops, and explorers! MAybe we'll finally see the quiver in 1.8? Cobwebs will come in handy and the bows that are more powerful will be REALLY awesome for more epic battles in PVP and PVM