THE THING Quarterly is a periodical in the form of objects. Each year, four artists, writers, musicians or filmmakers are invited by the editors (Jonn Herschend and Will Rogan) to create a useful object that somehow incorporates text. This object is reproduced, hand-wrapped at a wrapping party, and mailed to the homes of subscribers with the help of the post. THE THING’s current year of subscriptions (issues 25-28) will begin with an issue by visual artist and graphic designer BRIAN ROETTINGER, continue with visual artist GABRIEL OROZCO, followed by visual artist and writer MICHELLE GRABNER, and end with an issue by artists and collaborators JASON FULFORD & TAMARA SHOPSIN.
From time to time, THE THING releases special side THING projects. These are not part of the quarterly and range in terms of price and production: sometimes free, sometimes not, sometimes limited and signed and sometimes neither.