Variable Editions


Variable editions are prints that use the same design and vary slightly from piece to piece. That could mean they are on different surfaces, made with diverse materials, have subtle color differences, or use slightly divergent techniques. In the case of 8088y80y prints, each piece has a unique colorway.

In a 8088y80y variable edition, each print is distinguished by a unique numerical color variant. The numbering system is straightforward: of the four colors used to print the word, the first color is identified as #1, the second color as #2, and so on. For instance, a print's color variant could be 3142, indicating the sequence of colors used in its production.

The example below illustrates how this works and shows how an edition of 28 prints can have 28 unique color variations.