Octavo 86.2, International Journal of Typography edited by Simon Johnston, Mark Holt, Michael Burke and Hamish Muir, Winter Issue 1986/1987, 1986. Eight Five Zero Publishing (8vo), London, UK. 11.75 x 8.25, pp. 16 with English text.
Designed, published and self-financed in an edition of 3,000 copies as an eight issue series between 1986 and 1992. Distinct and influential, “Octavo arose from a genuine desire to develop a forum for matters related to typographic design, both historical and contemporary. And it was an opportunity to be openly critical of the complete absence of any European sensibility in British typography.” (8vo: On the Outside, Lars Müller, 2005).
This second issue features: Semantic Composition; Peter Mayer examines the use of internal vertical justification, Fortunato Depero; Futurism and advertising, Theory in Practice; Colin Maughan discusses the work of Geoff White, Image as Typography; recent visual research from Hans-Rudolf Lutz, and Par Avion; an international design requirement.
Very good with light wear to cover and interior — includes the original, vellum printed wrapper.