Issue 15 is by SF-based graphic designers Brett MacFadden and Scott Thorpe. It consists of a three color flag (24x36 inches) and comes complete in a triangular box and a printed Flag Code. The design on the flag indicates the instructions on how to fold the flag. It is a flag that stands for folding a flag.
MACFADDEN & THORPE
San Francisco-based graphic designers Brett MacFadden and Scott Thorpe have worked as MacFadden & Thorpe since 2008. They work with a breadth of clients — from corporations to individual artists — and since Issue 3.5 (Tucker Nichols) have assisted the Thing Quarterly in the packaging and presentation of Thing projects. The studio is particularly focused on custom typography and have recently shown at The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design & Typography at Cooper Union; and in 2009, Chronicle Books published a gift book of their lettering.
Brett and Scott have MFA’s from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Rhode Island School of Design, respectively. They currently teach at the California College of Arts (CCA), and grew up in adjacent towns in Massachusetts.