Index Magazine

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index Magazine
Categories Culture magazine
Frequency 5 per year
Founder Peter Halley and Bob Nickas
First issue February 1996 (1996-February)
Final issue November 2005
Country United States
Based in New York City
Language English

index Magazine was a prominent New York City based publication with in-depth interviews with prominent figures in art and culture. It was created by Peter Halley and Bob Nickas in 1996,[1] running until late 2005. Covering the burgeoning Indie culture of the 1990s, index regularly employed such rising photographers as Juergen Teller, Terry Richardson, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Ryan McGinley, and featured interviews with figures including Björk, Brian Eno, Marc Jacobs, and Scarlett Johansson, mixing new talents and established names in music, film, architecture, fashion, art, and politics. In addition to famous personalities, the publication also featured a mix of interviews with not so-famous New York personalities such as Queen Itchie or Ducky Doolittle.

In 2014 they launched index A to Z: Art, Design, Fashion, Film, and Music in the Indie Era. The book a bible of indie culture was published by Rizzoli. index A to Z celebrates the uncompromising personalities, humor, and DIY brilliance of the indie generation and captures the spirit of the era. index A to Z showcases some of the most relevant cultural figures who were at that time[when?] young and often unknown, and who have since become cultural icons or celebrities, including Björk, Scarlett Johansson, Alexander McQueen, Ryan McGinley, Wayne Koestenbaum, Aphex Twin, Jacqueline Bosnjak, Brian Eno, Christine Vachon, Maurizio Cattelan, Guinevere Turner, Ruth Ansel and Tom Sachs to name just a few. New interviews with founders Peter Halley and Bob Nickas, with and a historical overview by Wendy Vogel that offer further looks behind the scenes of the cult of Index Magazine.

The magazine also produced the online series Delusional Downtown Divas, starring Isabel Halley and Lena Dunham.


  1. ^ "Ten Magazines that never should have Closed". 10 Magazine. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 

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