Octavo 88.5


Allow us to quote from Steve Heller: “Mark Holt and Hamish Muir, cofounders and partners in the London design firm 8vo, also conceived one of the most progressive type journals of the mid- to late 1980s: Octavo. Just before the digital revolution marked the first major departure in type and printing since Gutenberg (if you accept phototype as a blip in type history), the eight issues of Octavo raised the bar of commentary, scholarship, and practice.” This is the fifth of eight issues—and a remarkable showcase of intelligent writing and thoughtful design. 

  • Editors: Simon Johnston, Mark Holt, Michael Burke, and Hamish Muir
  • Size: 8.25 × 11.75 inches
  • Pages: 16
  • Binding: Pamphlet with vellum jacket
  • Publisher: Eight Five Zero, 1988