1986. Item #A6174
Johnston, Simon, Mark Holt, et al., eds. Octavo: Journal of Typography, nos. 1-8. London: Eight Five Zero [1986-1992]. Seven printed issues (16p each, hundreds of color ills. total) + a CD-ROM as issue no. 8. All published; fine paperbounds in a fine custom-fitted slipcase (lavender cloth). One of 225 boxed sets. ** Lavishly illustrated and dramatically designed articles on specific graphic designers and themes, such as Anthony Froshaug, Richard Long, timetables, license plates, architectural signage, use of lowercase letterforms, German design 1927-1933, etc. One issue prints a revised version of Wolfgang Weingart's historic 1972 lecture, "How Can One Make Swiss Typography?", which previously circulated only in photocopy. Heavy; shipping/handling will be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering.