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I’ve looked closely at number plates ever since reading a feature on them in “octavo, international journal of typography” when I was studying graphics at college.
At the time I remember thinking that this must be the height of typographic pretension – it was written in a particularly dry and serious way – but now of course I love this kind of stuff.
Here are the spreads from Octavo 88.6:
You can find this in the book ‘8vo On the outside’.