Explorations in Indexing

Submitted by: Amy Yalland

Index, the Auckland based design studio run by Jonty Valentine and Amy Yalland, (est. July 2011) have just published their first book, ‘Explorations in Indexing’.
This limited edition publication is the outcome of an open-ended exploration into the idea of indexing. Meant to function partly as a self-promotional device, the book is a kind of visual manifesto for our design studio. We are interested in indexes (as the most ‘motivated’ of semiotic signs) because we are interested in seeing our graphic design work as the outcome of an exploratory, observational or documentary process. This is evident in the (mostly found) visual and written content of the publication, but also in our play with the aesthetics of production; particularly in the binding, and the idiosyncratic material quality of stencil printing.

‘Explorations in Indexing’ is available for purchase from www.index.org.nz/press/indexing.html

‘Explorations in Indexing’
ISBN 978-0-473-21669-6
Edited, designed, printed by Jonty Valentine and Amy Yalland
Stencil printed
Bound by Puriri Press
136 pp, 154 x 222mm
Edition of 50
June 2012