Author(s): Hamish Muir and Mark Holt ed.
Graphic design is full of creative acts that changed the course of design. The publication of eight issues of Octavo, International Journal of Typography, in the 80s and 90s, was one of those creative acts.
Designed by design studio 8vo, Octavo has acquired mythic status. Copies sell for exorbitant prices and only rarely become available. If you want to see issues, you must hunt them down online, and if you want to own them, be prepared to pay big money. Until now, that is.
This book has been designed and edited by two of Octavo’s original designers and editors. And, as with the journals themselves, the book uses high-end production techniques to faithfully reproduce the original publications. To quote the editors: ‘Octavo Redux is as close as you can get to the originals without holding them in your hands.’