Hamish Muir completed his design education at the Basel School of Design in 1981 where he studied under Armin Hofmann and Wolfgang Weingart. Muir was co-founder of 8vo (1985–2001), a London-based studio which established a considerable international reputation for its typographically-led work.
From 1989–1994, 8vo designed over forty exhibition catalogues and posters for Wim Crouwel as client during Crouwel’s tenure as Director of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. Muir was co-editor of Octavo, journal of typography (1986–1992) which has recently been fully documented in ‘Octavo Redux’, a 342 page book published by Unit Editions.
Hamish co-founded MuirMcNeil with Paul McNeil. MuirMcNeil’s activities are focussed on exploring parametric systems in typographic design. MuirMcNeil received ISTD Premier Awards for their work in both 2011 and 2014.