Bonnie Abbott is a print designer based in Melbourne. Since graduating Falmouth College of Art and Central Saint Martins, Bonnie split her time between Melbourne and London, working with both corporate and commercial publications, branding and identity, as well as illustration and hand-produced zines. Since 2011, Bonnie has also written design articles for Creative Review, Artichoke and Process Journal, as well as blogging for Desktop and The State of Design festival. @bonnie_cristine
Aimee Jay is an interactive designer based in Brighton, UK. Also Falmouth alumni, Aimee has built her experience working in London and Brighton on web, animation and motion graphics for both multinational and local boutique clients. Currently traveling, she continues to support and work on projects with friends and clients from all over the world. @_84
Bonnie and Aimee have come together as Double Days to combine blogging, multi-disciplinary design explorations and visual response. Publishing online design journal Gather & Fold, social posters, zines and design reportage, the aim of Double Days is to inquire into and explore traditional visual communication within our modern digital environment.
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The Print Index 2012—2013 Gather & Fold, Melbourne
Double Day's online journal, Gather & Fold, has been put to print! This was a project completed in dedication to the local creative community, here to mark our contemporary history, a cross-section of our connections, friendships and mutual admirations. It is a wonderful feeling to hold in our hands the result of so many months of work. After all, there's nothing quite like print.
Produced in a limited run of 400, "The Print Index" is a translative project that Bonnie Abbott describes as: "...a book acknowledging certain things about books. The efficiency of the page and the bookshelves that keep them. Their implied linearity, the finality of print, the natural dilution of context with age... It was also a reaction. If the content was to hold its time unchanged, it had to be in print. The Gather & Fold website will update, or evolve, or eventually come down. It can change because it is mine. But the book is here so it can belong to you."
With 24 contributors, the book features a lengthy "Tumblr" foldout, 120 pages of interviews and a cover produced with Xavier Connelly of Dawn Press.