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Print publication series based on continual remix from an open-source, controlled library of our own writing, art, and design; with Virgilio Santos and Marc Shillum. Issue #1 explores what we observe as the flattening, flatness, and related qualities of living today
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INDEX / Issue #1 "Flat"
INDEX / Issue #1 "Flat"
INDEX / Issue #1 "Flat"
INDEX / Issue #1 "Flat"
INDEX / Issue #1 "Flat"
INDEX / Issue #1 "Flat"
INDEX / Issue #1 "Flat"
INDEX / Issue #1 "Flat"
INDEX / Issue #1 "Flat"
INDEX / Issue #1 "Flat"
INDEX / Issue #1 "Flat"

Print publication series based on continual remix from an open-source, controlled library of our own writing, art, and design; with Virgilio Santos and Marc Shillum. Issue #1 explores what we observe as the flattening, flatness, and related qualities of living today.

Concept, Writing, Photography, Illustration, Graphic Design ↴
Andrew Chee
Virgilio Santos
Marc Shillum

Publishing ↴
Rote Press

Index is inspired by the manicule aesthetic and behavior. The manicule ☞ was a symbol produced by the reader, not the publisher, to indicate and point at notable parts of the text. Usually seen in the form of a pointing hand in the margins of the text, the manicule (from the Latin maniculum or “little hand”) has been around since ancient times, but lost favor during the advent of the printing press which pushed off the manicule with industry accepted footnoting devices such as the * and the dagger: †.

Issue 1 "FLAT" explores and expresses what we observe as the flattening, flatness, and related qualities of living in the world today.⁠

Images above are highlights of the ongoing process shared on Instagram:
Andrew Chee
Virgilio Santos
Marc Shillum

My notes on specific spreads ↴

Cover
Early page spread repurposed as the book cover, rough print test. Gap is for barcodes for distribution.

Pages 24-25
"The FLATland makes new collisions possible, inevitable. Mismatched, juxtaposed, all-embracing, steals from everywhere, and then lays bare, inviting others to in turn steal. From this, new works are made, and the process made clear. The Library is free to access and utilize with your own skills; skills that we teach; or paid, for those with capital but no tangible skills; the latter of which we invite to become the former.”

Pages 42-43
"FLAT is transparent and real-time, treats all channels identically; no loyalty to any one medium because they are all precarious."⁠ In this spread, I'm recomposing images cut out, scaled, and blended from photos of original collages, paintings, and illustrations made by @_vs_rn and @threeepress.

The idea of a carrier signal being the various forms in which the mediums of print, paint, and digital are most expected as norms; the message is then free to live on in multiple forms for multiple audiences and interpretations; all resulting artifacts can then be shared for reuse in the Library while the carrier itself is expected to change with time.⁠

Pages 214-215
"Issue 1 [...] seeks to make its contents both spectacle and mundanity, [...] flattens question and answer and opinion, is self-aware and self-mocking..."⁠

Pages 282-283
Designed by continually multiplying, degrading, and resampling a combination of type and public domain images sourced using our copy as keywords, flattened until the composition becomes a new asset for reuse in the Library.

Pages 288-289
"The discovery of this 'new' social entertainment is basically the public finally discovering the tools, tactics, techniques, and realities that gamers, professional and aspiring, have been perfecting all along."⁠

Screenshot of a select-all before deleting, reused as a spread.⁠

Elsewhere:
AC 0/0, 10/6, 10/5, 10/4, 10/3, 10/2, 10/1, 9/30, 9/29, 9/27; VS 9/8; MS 9/9, 9/9

Additional documentation coming soon. Assets will be made available on Are.na.

All projects ↴
103, 102, 101, 100, 99, 98, 97, 96, 95, 94, 93, 92, 91, 90, 89, 88, 87, 86, 85, 84, 83, 82, 81, 80, 79, 78, 77, 76, 75, 74, 73, 72, 71, 70, 69, 68, 67, 66, 65, 64, 63, 62, 61, 60, 59, 58, 57, 56, 55, 54, 53, 52, 51, 50, 49, 48, 47, 46, 45, 44, 43, 42, 41, 40, 39, 38, 37, 36, 35, 34, 33, 32, 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01, 00.

Updated ↴
2020 Oct 22 09:34:03 UTC, CC-BY-SA International, Andrew Chee.

https://andrewchee.com
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