An Archive (2011)

Commissioned and published by Natalie B. Coleman

Edited and designed by Paul Bailey



· Large Book: 210 × 285mm

· Small book: 181.5 × 255.5mm


Edition of 4

The design of the publication, across two formats wiro-bound together, explores the notion of archiving itself, but the practices of organisation, dislocation and recollection in particular. The publication chronicles the designers output prior to establishing her independent label, wherein the reader can observe the research reference material alongside the designers output.

The publication is constructed of three parts: Preface – Collections – Appendix. The act of designing the publication itself forms the section entitled Appendix, as it chronicles all the dialogue which took place between the client and I from initial thoughts and discussions, right through the editing process and aspects of the production stages.