Editors: Simon Johnston, Mark Holt, Michael Burke, Hamish Muir Publisher: Eight Five Zero publishing Publication: 1987, 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
Semantic Composition. Peter Mayer. Looks at Stefan Themerson's use of the internal vertical justification and discusses other related typographical works.
Theory in Practise. Colin Maughan. A review of the work of designer and teacher Geoff White whose enthusiasm and dedication to typographic experimentation remain undiminished after thirty years.
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