Cyrus Highsmith: Octopus Print


This four-limbed octopus has it all—except eight limbs. It’s bright red, wicked handsome, and, like all octopodes,* has the highest brain-to-body mass ratios of all invertebrates. Hand-printed by award-winning type designer Cyrus Highsmith in an edition of just sixteen, we’ve dropped this signed-and-numbered silkscreen into a not-fancy box frame so you don’t have to worry about adding to your Pile of Things to Frame (Someday). This is ready to go on your wall. (Photo of random baby not included—and although only the blue-ringed octopuses are known to be deadly to humans, babies should probably be kept away from octopodes.)

*The plural form octopi is mistakenly formed according to rules for Latin plurals, and is therefore incorrect. The standard plural in English of octopus is octopuses. However, the word octopus comes from Greek, and the Greek plural form octopodes is still occasionally used. We have opted for this form just to be contrarian.

Size: 8 × 10 inches
Edition: 16
Medium: Silkscreen
Publisher: Occupant Press, 2020