21 November 2013Octavo - More Madness Than Manifesto
Hamish Muir, one of the founding partners of 8vo, presents a talk about Octavo, the subscription-only design journal published from 1986 to 1992. This will take place at the JWT Building in London on Thursday 28 November from 7pm. For more details see the event page at Typocircle.com.
In the fully-illustrated talk, Hamish will cover the development, design, production and closure of the Octavo project. This will include a rarely seen reconstruction of part of the final CD-ROM issue from 1992.
Tickets are available via Eventbrite with prices ranging from 6.00 to 16.00 GBP.
Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography