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
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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