January 26, 2015 10:42:33 AM PST

THE THING at the LA Art Book Fair: 1/29 - 2/1

 
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JAN 29 - FEB 1
 
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THING EVENTS AT THE LA ART BOOK FAIR:
+ Thurs, Jan 29:  Rodarte issue 24 signing with No Age and Todd Cole:  6-6:30PM Booth Q03
+ Fri, Jan 30:  Brian Roettinger Launch Party at the Ace Hotel:  8:30PM-2AM
+ Sat, Jan 31:  Brian Roettinger Issue signing:  1:00-2:00PM / Booth Q03
+ Sun, Feb 1:  THE THING THE BOOK signing with Miranda July, Mike Mills, Leslie Shows, Chris Johanson & Dave Muller:  1:00-2:00PM / Booth Q03
 
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January 26, 2015 10:35:14 AM PST

Introducing Issue 25 - Brian Roettinger

 
ISSUE 25 - BRIAN ROETTINGER
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We are pleased to announce that issue 25 by Brian Roettinger is now available to the public. 

Los Angeles–based artist and two-time Grammy-nominated graphic designer Brian Roettinger is celebrated for the graphic design and art direction he has created for artists, architects and musicians such as No Age, Liars, Beach House and Jay-Z.  Issue 25 is a massive catalogue raisonné that collects, documents and indexes the majority of Roettinger’s design work produced to date.
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Video still from the short film: Reproductions
The works, which are reproduced in black and white from photocopies, are not presented chronologically, nor is it clear, upon first inspection, which project is which: an early version is shown, sometimes just a sketch, and in some cases, the final printer proofs. Unlike a traditional monograph, Roettinger's reimagined interpretation is a testament to the process itself, and underscores the poles of his approach, which is both visibly chaotic and meticulously organized.

The issue is available online at THE THING Quarterly and in bookstores where THE THING is carried throughout the world. 
Details
+ Introduction by Aaron Rose
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412 Pages, stitched and bound, soft cover
+ Print run of 1500
+ Made in the USA
 
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January 20, 2015 11:23:36 AM PST

Pre-Order Issue 25 Brian Roettinger

 
ROETTINGER'S ISSUE 25 SHIPS THIS WEEK
+ PRE-ORDER OPPORTUNITY
 
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Photo credit: Jaime Vu
We are excited to announce that issue 25 by LA based graphic designer/artist Brian Roettinger will ship to subscribers this week.  It has been an extreme pleasure collaborating with Brian, whose work ranges from graphic design on books and catalogs for galleries and cultural institutions to art direction on Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail album and the new Mark Ronson album, Uptown Funk.

For those who are not subscribers but wish to get in on the issue before it disappears, we are offering an opportunity to pre-order.  All pre-orders will ship this Friday
PRE-ORDER ISSUE 25
+ Only a small number are available
+ The issue is priced at $60
 
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"THE GREATEST COFFEE TABLE BOOK EVER"
-the Huff Post
 
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Photo credit: Avocados and Coconuts
Happy New Year!  We are rolling into 2015 with plenty of good stuff, but we have to take a quick look back at 2014, wherein both the Huff Post and Canada's National Post singled out THE THING THE BOOK for their "best of" list for 2014.

If you don't have a copy for your coffee table, now is the time.  And If you don't have a coffee table on which to place it, we recommend using the book as a small coffee table. 

All Copies purchased from THE THING are signed by the editors
(the same cannot be said for all purchases from Amazon... )
 
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December 8, 2014 10:05:30 PM PST

The Thing: The Shop

THE THING Quarterly
   
 
INTRODUCING THE THING: THE SHOP
For those who prefer to do their shopping in the real world, we are happy to present our latest investigation:  THE SHOP, featuring astounding things by our friends and collaborators:  Matt Singer, Sleepy Jones, Alexes Bowyer, Nathan Lynch, Tucker Nichols, Alicia McCarthy, Gwen Allen, Jason Jägel, Thomas Clark, Chris Johanson, Ritual Roasters, Atlier Dion, and paintings by the salty Painter Jeremy Coon. 

OPEN MON-FRI: 10AM-5PM,

SAT Dec 13:  11AM-6PM

447 O'Farrell Street
Tenderloin, SF!

JOIN US SATURDAY 12/13: 3-6pm:  Nathan Lynch and DJ Myles Cooper Together Finally!
+ Myles spins
+ Nathan pinches...cups (or pinch your own perfect cup.  We provide the clay.)
+ Hot Cider unlimited
+ Ritual Espresso unbridled
+ Holiday House Music the likes of which you've not yet experienced

Not able to make it to SF?  Email support@thethingquarterly.com for more info about offerings.

 
      

      

     

     


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November 25, 2014 2:27:19 PM PST

HOLIDAY SALE: $30 OFF 1 YEAR OF THE THING

THE THING Quarterly
Our mind-blowing subscription special 

Issues 25-28
    
HERE'S WHAT THEY GET: 
    - Fedex shipping of all four issues delivered straight to their door
    - December delivery of a limited run poster by issue 25 contributor Brian Roettinger
    - A welcome card with optional gift message from you
    - January delivery of issue 25 by Brian Roettinger, wrapped in special gift wrap by Leslie Shows

HERE'S WHAT YOU GET:
    - 20% off all available back issues and some projects for the whole year
    - First dibs on invites to special events
    - A warm tingling sensation
    - The satisfaction of knowing you've killed it this year
  

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ALSO THIS: BEANS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
BUY TWO OR MORE PERFECT CUPS BY NATHAN LYNCH
GET 1/2 LB OF RITUAL COFFEE SEASONAL ESPRESSO BEANS, FREE.

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November 11, 2014 11:15:21 AM PST

Introducing The Deskscape

THE THING Quarterly
Deskscape after Saul Steinberg (photo by Daniel Dent).
 
THE DESKSCAPE AS BALLAST

We at THE THING are all about slowing down for The holidays.  In Northern California, the light goes sideways and the temperature hovers at around 58F.  The mornings are perfect for sitting at your desk and looking out the window before you construct the ideal holiday card for your sister who just moved to Texas.  Later on, in the evening, there will be plenty of distractions, including the promise of oysters and Anchor Beer.  But for now it's slow and quiet and your desk is the heart of everything.  It's your ballast.  You've got your journal, your water colors, your coffee, and a rock given to you by your best friend during a drive down the Baja coast in 1996.  Everything is perfect and waiting. 


 
5 Things to Gift
1 Year Subscription     The Perfect Cup by Nathan Lynch
1.  A subscription to THE THING                                     2.  The Perfect Cup by Nathan Lynch
   
Issue 22 - John Baldessari     Issue 23 - David Korty
3.  Pillowcases by John Baldessari                                 4.  Ceramic dice by David Korty  

The Thing The Book     Cards by Tucker Nichols
5.  THE THING THE BOOK                                                6.  Holiday cards by Tucker Nichols

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