The beauty of interferences presented as a book and on an included CD.
In Grid Index, Carsten Nicolai created a visual lexicon of patterns and grid systems.
Now MoirA© Index is dedicated to his exploration of the moirA© effect a phenomenon
that can be created by the overlay of lines. Although such interference
patterns are mostly considered to be unwanted side effects, they are actually
extremely interesting from an aesthetic perspective.
Based upon years of research, Nicolai has analyzed and systematically unlocked
fundamental structures of crucial importance to the visualization of data. As the
first extensive visual compendium of these interference patterns, MoirA© Index is
the definitive reference book for designers, visual artists, architects, researchers,
mathematicians, or anyone else who wants to use its content as a basis for
graphic designs. A CD accompanies the book and contains not only the featured
moirA©s as digital files, but also individual elements that can be used to create
an almost endless amount of new overlays. These files can be used effortlessly
with virtually any platform, operating system, and graphics software and can be
applied in every field of visual culture.