The Thing Quarterly Issue 19 by David Shrigley

In-flight amusement and a leather travel wallet from the beloved British illustrator

Illustrator David Shrigley may not be fond of going anywhere that’s “more than two hours on a plane,” but he is—luckily for all of us—a big fan of humor, and when you’re inevitably delayed at the airport or sequestered on a long haul, Shrigley’s distinct drawings are sure to entertain. With that in mind, the team at The Thing Quarterly tapped the quick-witted visual artist …

Secret 7″

London's charity art auction and its exhibition of specially designed 7" record sleeves

Opening in London tonight, 11 April, Secret 7″ is a charity art project which sees hundreds of artists—including the likes of Ai Weiwei and Gilbert & George—exhibit one-off, specially designed 7″ record sleeves that will be sold to raise money for the charity Art Against Knives. Now in its second year (in 2012 the project raised an impressive £33.5K for charity) and the brainchild of …

Cool Hunting Video Presents: Absolut Art Collection

We visit Stockholm for the homecoming of Absolut's immense art collection and meet a few of the artists

by David Shrigley, Douglas Gordon, Sylvie Fleury and Hung Tung Lu in Stockholm, Sweden, this video takes a look at Absolut Vodka’s longstanding history of creative collaboration. As guests of Absolut invited to commemorate the 30th anniversary of their substantial (upwards of 800 pieces) art collection, we also visit an installation of artists’ work for the brand and a celebration.