THE THING Quarterly

THE THING Quarterly is a periodical in the form of an object. 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 United States Postal Service. THE THING’s current year of subscriptions (issues 21-24) will begin with an issue by NY-based author BEN MARCUS, continue with visual artist JOHN BALDESSARI, followed by visual artist DAVID KORTY, and end with LA-based design team RODARTE. Back issue orders of THE THING ship out every Thursday.

THE THING Projects

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.