The Thing Quarterly
San Francisco, CA
THE THING Quarterly is an artist-run publication in the form of objects. It’s like a magazine, except that each issue is conceived of by a different contributor and published as a useful object. They work with artists, writers, filmmakers, designers, and musicians to create issues and projects that ask us to rethink our relationship to objects. They believe that objects, with all the magic and stories that they carry, speak to the importance of art in our daily lives. ...
THE THING began in 2007 as an experimental publication by visual artists Jonn Herschend and Will Rogan. It was an effort to open up a new, affordable access point to experiencing art. Not thinking the project would last more than a year, Jonn and Will made all of the objects by hand. Now, THE THING is a collaboration between the small team assembled in their office, the many contributors they invite to take part, and a range of designers, makers, and manufacturers. They provide a platform for artists to push the boundaries of object-making and address the problem of how to see and create meaning in our daily lives. They hope to inspire you to consider the meaning of other objects in your life, too.