29 Dec 2005
Hamish Muir designs the 8vo cover for Creative Review 
The new edition of Creative Review [January 2006] features a special 8vo' cover designed by Hamish Muir in the 8vo 'Interact' screen font and printed in four special fluorescent inks. The cover reads "8vo were treating typography as the image whereas before it was the bit that you put at the bottom of the poster after you had the idea. They exploited the fact that you could make the typography entertaining in itself".

The magazine contains an illustrated critique of the 8vo book 'On the outside'.

Creative Review
Jan 2006
5.50 GBP
A Centaur Publication

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Biting Tongues

In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

- extract from the LTM Biting Tongues biography

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