12.15.2009

And What of the New Index?

How many of you out there have the rare Martha Stewart Living Index that was available ten years ago? It was a narrow but thick index of articles from the magazine between its inception in 1990 through 1999. It was not available as part of the regular subscription and was not available on newsstands - only by phone or mail order.

Now that we're nearing the end of yet another decade - the second decade of Martha Stewart Living's existence - I'm wondering if a new index of articles that appeared between 2000 and 2009 is in the works. I certainly hope so! I'm going to contact MSLO to find out for sure.

Just for fun, I designed this cover, below. I'm practically willing the index into being by doing so! (You can see the old index in the back. You can still find copies of it on eBay, but it is long out of print.) I hope you like my suggested cover design!

5 comments:

Helene said...

Love the one that you designed.

Ailsa said...

Andrew, being a BIG fan of terracotta and antique urns or statuary of any kind, I give your design a "thumbs up"!

will said...

I like the font you used for the "living."

marthaandme said...

As a professional indexer I will officially make my services available to MSLO for this project! Indexes are so important and useful - and take skill to create!

Anonymous said...

i have not just one but TWO very pristine copies of the old index. i thought it was a fantistic idea and would love to have a reference for the second ten years of publication. i have collected every issue of living, weddings, everyday food, blueprint, and all the specialty issues. if you have tips for keeping these issues archived in good condition, it would be greatly appreciated.