Octavo, International Journal of Typography, was published between 1986 and 1992. It has long been unobtainable. Designed by design studio 8vo, Octavo has acquired mythic status. Copies sell for exorbitant prices and only rarely become available.
Octavo Redux has been designed and edited by two of Octavo's original designers and editors. The book features all the covers and spreads from each original printed issue of Octavo, reproduced at actual size. The book also documents covers and spreads from the full-scale working prototypes made by 8vo during the design process for each issue of Octavo.