Issue 10 - Starlee Kine

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Issue 10 - Starlee Kine

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Starlee’s issue of THE THING, entitled "Crying Instructions," is a bamboo cutting board designed only for onion cutting, with text that has been seared into its surface. It also includes a locker poster of a crying McNulty from "The Wire" TV series (illustrated by Arthur Jones), and a set of Crying Instructions written by Starlee.

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La Motif

NY Times

Spring 2010

Starlee Kine is an American public radio producer and writer. Her work has been featured on This American Life and Marketplace. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine. She is currently working on a book about self-help titled, “It IS Your Fault”. She also co-created the Post-It Note Reading Series with the very talented Arthur Jones.

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More information on Starlee can be found here and here.

This issue was created in Luke Bartels’s studio, Woodshop, in the Sunset district of San Francisco. Luke was key in planning out this issue from the logistical side of things all the way to the final cuts. Both Will and Jonn shaped, cut and oiled the boards along with Luke. The text was etched (seared?) into the blocks by Alan Vien at Laser Alliance just down the peninsula from SF. The poster layout and design is by MacFadden & Thorpe and the artwork by Arthur Jones. Soumeya Bendimerad was our copy editor and, as always, Julian Marin at Arrow Paper worked with us on the box design.