THE THING Quarterly


The THING Quarterly is an object-based publication edited by artists Jonn Herschend and Will Rogan. Four times a year, subscribers receive a new issue by mail, each by a different contributing artist working with the direction that the piece should be a useful object and incorporate text in some way. Thing contributors include an impressive scope of contemporary culture makers including: Miranda July, Trevor Paglen, Chris Johanson, Starlee Kine, Jonathan Lethem, James Franco and Dave Eggers, among others. We began working with the Thing on issue 3.5—a surprise edition by Tucker Nichols—and have collaborated with them on all editions since, designing boxes and printed matter that responds to each object. We have also designed various promotional and special edition items, including collaborations with Levis and Nike.