Octacros

Octacros (U.K.) / c. 1934

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Design: At the centre, a cross with scalloped arms is superimposed at 45 degrees over the same image to achieve the 'octa-cross.' The typesetting is entirely done in Gill Sans, designed by British stonecutter Eric Gill between 1928 and 1932; the stylish layout may have originated with the Curwen Press, a well-respected London printing house.

History: A comprehensive history of the Octacros label can be followed up here. Label scan courtesy of collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.  




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