1 Nov 2010
The typographic story of Octavo 
Idea (#343), a Japanese language typographical / design magazine features the full story (with pics) of Octavo the 8vo-designed journal of typography, first published in 1986.

The mag is a tad pricey at 2,829 JP YEN (about 21.50 GBP) and is available via Amazon.co.jp and other outlets.

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01/11/2011, 14:29

 
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01/11/2011, 14:31

 

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