Produced in 2012, our first artist-designed gift wrap was by graphic designers (and issue 15 contributors) MacFadden & Thorpe. We fondly call it “Rasta Dog”. It was hand-silkscreened by Paul Morgan in Oakland, CA.
- MACFADDEN AND 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 recently completed a typographic installation at the 25th International Brno Biennial. 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.
More of their work can be found here