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Octavo 86.1 (8vo)

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Editors: Simon Johnston, Mark Holt, Michael Burke, Hamish Muir
Publisher: Eight Five Zero publishing
Publication: 1986, First Edition
Binding: Softcover, saddle-stitch
Pages: 16
Size: 210 x 297
Text: English
Design: 8vo, London

The eight issues of Octavo, journal of typography, have acquired cult status. Published between 1986 and 1992, Octavo was an independent self-financed journal limited to a production run of just 3000 units for each of the 8 issues (with the first 7 being print based and the last as a CD Rom).

"The editors took a modernist stance - each issue was at the cutting edge of what was possible with typesetting, reprographics and print, produced at a time when the industry was transitioning from analogue to digital. The first 6 issues and aspects of the 7th issue were analogue based. Each of the printed issues was 16pp A4 format with 4pp cover and 8pp semi-transparent jacket. The typeface used throughout was Scangraphic Unica." Mark Holt, Editor

86.1 Contents:

  • Technics and Ethnics: The Work of Anthony Froshaug. Robin Kinross. Providing a unique insight into the work of this important typographer who combined an experience and understanding of European modernist design principles with a very English approach to typographic convention.
  • Information Texture. April Greiman. On the design potential of the Mac.
  • Richard Long's Art of Words. Richard Reason. Addresses the use of type in Long's art, making this an important documentation of this aspect of the artist's work.

Condition: Very Good. All titles are used and show shelf ware consistent with age. Rubbing and tanning to translucent wrap/jacket. Wrap shows signs of rippling. Please contact me for further information on condition.

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