This project grew out of our desire to have a form of printed information about THE THING that we could take with us to some of the book and art fairs in the fall of 2008. We wanted the delivery of information to be more than a card or a pamphlet, so we began speaking with Tucker Nichols (who worked with us on issue 3.5 of THE THING) about the possibility of creating a map that would be of anywhere and nowhere at the same time. To really make this project work, we invited the creative team at Macfadden and Thorpe to design it.
- TUCKER NICHOLS
Tucker Nichols is a visual artist based in Northern California. His work has been featured at the Drawing Center in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Denver Art Museum, Den Frie Museum in Copenhagen, and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.
His drawings have been published in McSweeney's, Nieves Books and the Op-Ed pages of The New York Times. He is co-author of the books, Crabtree (with his brother Jon Nichols) and This Bridge Will Not Be Gray (with Dave Eggers).More information on Tucker Nichols can be found here.