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On the outside survey's 8vo's work from 1984-2001, including Octavo, the international journal of typography and its influence in the emergent typographically-led design movement in the UK and internationally during the late 1980s and through the 1990s. The emphasis is on process: trying to reveal how 8vo's design got made rather than simply showing finished jobs. A number of hand-made and computer generated stage by stage mock-ups are featured. Written and designed by Mark Holt and Hamish Muir, two of the founding principals of 8vo, the story's told it how it was - the everyday struggles of working with clients, typesetters, printers, and later on computers. Like many of their contemporaries, 8vo were working during a period of considerable change within the design industry - the book places 8vo's work within the context of this revolution; from paste-up to desktop.Computer graphics After owning a Mac for around a year or so, and slowly integrating it into the design process, by April 1990, for the eighth ... without using a#39;proper1 typesetting or producing a#39;mechanicalsa#39; for a reprographic house to finalise films from, was quite daunting. ... frustrating in itself) and now the situation was reversed - it was easy to get carried away by what could be done with the software.

Author:Mark Holt, Hamish Muir
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2005-01-01


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