Issue #1 “FLAT”
INDEX is a publication series, library, and collaborative community based on continual remix, input, and output from an open-source, managed library of writing, photography, drawings, and design, by Virgilio Santos, Andrew Chee, and Marc Shillum. A collaboration across three states and two time zones, Index Issue #1 FLAT explores and expresses what we observe as the flattening, flatness, and related qualities of living in the world today.
Founded during the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic in 2020, INDEX is an open forum, inviting collaborators to pool their collective insight and understanding to fuel and promote positive social change.
FLAT was written, designed, and published simultaneously as a periodical and a shared library. In the print edition, they embrace the flatness of print-on-demand; like photocopying before, and hand printing before that, it celebrates the idea of an infinite facsimile. As an experiment in publishing, each copy may not be as intended, but an interpretation through the medium of distributed printing. As such, each version of this edition embraces chance imperfections, will be subtly different, slightly decayed by the deviation in machinery, handwork, paper-stock, trimming, binding, and shipping.
Idea and Realization: Virgilio Santos, Andrew Chee, and Marc Shillum
Release: November 2020
Publishing: Rote Press
Format: 210 × 297 mm
Volume: 510 pages
Edition: Limited Edition of 250 copies
Printing: black and white
Price: $ 28.–