8vo (design)

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8vo was a London-based graphic design firm formed in 1985 by Simon Johnston, Mark Holt and Hamish Muir.[1] It closed in July 2001.[2]

Designs for Durutti Column and Factory Records[edit]

8vo produced the artwork for many Factory Records records sleeves and promotional material. [1] 8vo produced sleeves for music for the band Durutti Column including Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say [2], Domo Arigato [3], Circuses and Bread [4], Valuable Passages [5], When the World [6], The Guitar and Other Machines [7] and Obey the Time [8].

Octavo magazine[edit]

8vo produced eight issues of Octavo – a magazine with a heavy structural, typographic aesthetic from 1986 to 1992 (the last issue was released as a CD-ROM).[1] [9]


External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b Eye, Number 37, Volume 10, Autumn 2000.
  2. ^ Holt, Mark; Muir, Hamish (2005). 8v: On the Outside. Lars Müller. p. 9. ISBN 978-3037780190.