October 15, 2014 10:50:27 AM PDT

A CONTEST FOR YOU TO WIN

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SOMETHING FOR YOU TO WIN


THE THING Quarterly has teamed up with InsideHook and Daily Secret to take you on a trip from SF - LA for the LA ART BOOK FAIR in late January.  Included in all of this: a private flight for two on Surf Air, a two night stay at the Ace Hotel Downtown LA, an invite to the Brian Roettinger Issue 25 rooftop launch party + a one year subscripition to THE THING QuarterlyDon't Dilly Dally.
 
 

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That scene from Lost in Translation

 
SINGING & SIGNING PARTY IN SF

To celebrate the SF public launch of THE THING THE BOOK, we invite you to come out to get a book signed and hear your favorite contributor sing a song...or perhaps your favorite contributor might get to hear you sing a song.  Karaoke will be hosted by the incomparable George Chen.  Jello Shots will be prepared by the incomprehensible Brion Nuda Rosch.  Ambiance and lighting will inconceivablly be created by Bonanza.  On hand to sign the book:  MacFadden & Thorpe, Kota Ezawa, Anthony Discenza (it's his birthday that night), Tucker Nichols, and Gwen Allen.   Jonn will try his luck at singing anything by John Couger Melloncamp.  All in all, you will not be sad! 

HOW CAN THIS  HAPPEN?


- WHEN -
THURSDAY, OCT. 23,  6-8:30PM  (Signing: 6-7PM / Singing: the whole time)


- WHERE - THE THING Quarterly HQ:  447 O'Farrell Street, SF, CA

- SIGNING - MacFadden & Thorpe, Kota Ezawa, Anthony Discenza, Tucker Nichols, and Gwen Allen

- SINGING - Karaoke, with your host George Chen 

- JELLO SHOTS -  by Brion Nuda Rosch

- AMBIANCE & LIGHTING - by Bonanza

- HOSTED BY - Chronicle Books & THE THING Quarterly

This event is 100% free and open to the public.

 

 
 

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October 3, 2014 2:24:55 PM PDT

REPORT FROM NEW YORK - OUR TOP PICKS AT THE NYABF

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OUR TOP PICKS AT THE NYABF

One of the things we like best about the New York Art Book Fair is the reminder that we are part of an amazing community of artists, writers, and publishers producing an insane amount of incredible work.  In an effort to acknowledge just a few of these projects, we hereby present our top five picks at the fair, in no particular order.

 
 
1. Our friends at Colpa Press hauled a Riso printer to PS1 to make the New York edition of their series The Riso Book while in "residence" at the fair.  The series standardizes the conditions of production underlying artist publications and presents the book as exhibition.  It also serves as a geographic survey of contemporary artists across several cites.  Previous versions have been made in Los Angeles, Marfa, Portland, and San Francisco (which includes a section by THE THING's Co-Editor and Founder Will Rogan).  High five, guys!

2.  No surprise here, but we loved every single thing at Tauba Auerbach's Diagonal Press table, including a chain mail book consisting of images of different chain mail weaves.  Instead of being printed with black dots, the images are rendered with white rings similar to the ring mesh in chain mail.  Also, her "line treatment" pins are the bomb.

3.B-B-B-Books, out of Stockholm, had several beautiful and complicated (in the best way) photography books.  Here is what they say about one of our favorite books titled A BeachLike pebbles on the sea-shore, a reminder that time can turn mountains into sand, our memories are polished, eroded and transformed in our minds until we can no longer be sure if they bear any semblance to what they once were.  A Beach is an exploration of the erosion of history.  A History, so dangerous, that its elimination has become physical.

4.  We saw an amazing deconstructed Snoopy T-shirt by
Ken Kagami at The Song Cave booth.  All of Snoopy's facial features disembodied and suspended in mid-air?  Yes, please. 

5.  Another artist working with the Risograph, Sigrid Calon makes risoprints that explore geometries through 2- and 3-color printing.  Her book, TO THE EXTEND OF / \ | & -, takes the embroidery grid as a starting point. The possible stitches on a 3x3 dot grid are translated into lines and colour fields in the computer, and through various combinations result in a myriad of patterns.  Truly spectacular!
 

 

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September 22, 2014 1:42:50 PM PDT

RODARTE ISSUE 24 IS NOW

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Issue 24 /LA River (photo by Todd Cole)
 
ISSUE 24 - RODARTE

IN COLLABORATION WITH NO AGE & TODD COLE

THE THING Quarterly is pleased to announce the release of the much anticipated Issue 24 by Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte.  The issue, which takes the form of a 12” vinyl picture disc, revolves around the idea of deconstruction, a common theme in Rodarte's design work.  Rodarte is known for its artistic mixture of high couture, California influences, and explorations into other art forms.

Here's what it is

-  One 12 inch LP / 180 grams / 45 RPM
-  2 tracks by experimental punk group No Age
-  Imagery by director/photographer Todd Cole
-  A digital download card
-  Limited run of 1500
-  Made in the USA

TWO WAYS TO GET ISSUE 24:

1)  INDIVIDUAL ISSUE: $85


-  Mailed to your door via FedEx from our office in San Francisco

2)  SUBSCRIBE: $240


Subscribe now and begin with this issue by Rodarte.

-  Issue 24 - Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte (with No Age and Todd Cole)
-  Issue 25 - LA-based artist and graphic designer Brian Roettinger
-  Issue 26 - Visual artist Gabriel Orozco
-  Issue 27 - Visual artist and writer Michelle Grabner
In addition to receiving four surprise packages in the mail each year, subscribers receive:

-  The best deal on new issues (i.e. subscribers recieve Rodarte's issue for $60 as part of their subscription.  The issue is sold individually for $85)
-  20% off all available back issues and some projects
-  1st dibs on invitations to THING events (we have a couple of amazing ones coming up)

AND A BIG THANKS TO OUR WRAPPING PARTY CREW!
Photos by Lenny Gonzalez.
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September 22, 2014 11:25:17 AM PDT

INTRODUCING: THE THING THE BOOK

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The Book being used as a window prop (photo by Daniel Dent).
 

A MONUMENT TO THE BOOK AS OBJECT

GET IT AND PUT IT TO USE

 
The Book being used as a beer mat (photo by Daniel Dent).

RSVP TO THE 9/26 NYC LAUNCH PARTY:  hello@thisisstory.com


Subscribe Today

Thanks so much for being a part of THE THING.   

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September 9, 2014 4:41:46 PM PDT

WRAPPING PARTY: ISSUE 24 - RODARTE (9/17)

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Photograph by Daniel Dent

COME SAY HI AT the new york art book fair

Visit us at the fair and get these things:


Special fair rates on back issues and subsciptions

+ First access to our new issue 24 by Rodarte

+ Signed copies of OUR NEW BOOK (see below)

+ Party time (also see below)

+ The heat of summer in the confines of a very small room

+ Immediate distraction in the form of hundreds of amazing art publications and artists' books

 
TTTB in NYC
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