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 …

Space Dog Piñata

Matt Singer's Sputnik-inspired papier-mâché party game

Whether you delight in watching others struggle blindly to hit their mark, or you enjoy giving a papier-mâché animal a hearty whack, piñatas offer instant revelry for party-goers of any age. Designer Matt Singer recently gave the age-old party game a new form with his Space Dog piñata, inspired by the puppies sent into orbit by the Soviet Union during the 1950s and ’60s. The …

Matt Singer and Rivendell Mountain Works

A limited-edition backpack benefiting the Million Trees NYC initiative

With a solid repertoire of collaborations and accessories under his belt, designer Matt Singer is now using his creativity for good. For his latest venture, he has teamed up with the recently revived Rivendell Mountain Works on a limited-edition backpack benefitting the Million Trees NYC initiative. Handmade at the foothills of the Washington Cascades, the durable Cordura nylon bag sports a custom Million Trees patch, …