Octavo Issue 88.5, 1988
Octavo, An International Journal of Typography is a fascinating publication designed and edited by design studio 8VO. The publication is made up of 8 Issues–7 printed and the final eighth issue released as a CD–which ran from 1986 to 1992. At the time, Octavo introduced, to what the studio felt was a stuffy British graphic design industry, Swiss International Typography and the rationalisation of modernism.
This copy is in good condition. The outer translucent sleeve is intact with no tears, has slight discolouration and areas of slight warping related to age. The book is is great shape with bright white pages with what looks like a number of spot colours.
Inside, Poetry in lowercase by Peter Mayer; Lower-case in the Dutch Lowlands by Wim Crouwel; Large and Small Letters: Authority and Democracy by Robin Kinross.
Title: Octavo, 88.5
Binding: Saddle stitch
Outer: Translucent dust jacket.