octavo 87.4 editorial — written by s.j. with input from mark holt,
   hamish muir and michael burke.
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The work and teaching of Wolfgang Weingart reaffirm the fundamental importance of experimentation within typographic design. Only through intelligent open-minded investigation based upon formal typographic understanding, can a designer develop, become independent, and learn to challenge accepted design standards. In this sense Weingart’s work is a celebration of the infinite communicative possibilities of type and the elemental power of typographic signs. The points at which the history of typography can be seen genuinely to have moved forward are few. We believe this lecture manuscript and Weingart’s work represent one such progression.