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In its own words, The Thing Quarterly is a periodical in the form of a object. Each issue is created by a different guest contributor and usually comes in the form of a somewhat useful "thing." Past issues include Dave Eggers' shower curtain, and artist Mike Mills' pocket calendar.

The latest issue, number 19 in the series, is a travel wallet from the Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley, complete with a printed leather sleeve, a 24-page passport notebook, and four double-sided phrase cards. All the cards are in English, and bear the self-aware and understated humor Shrigley does so well.

Recently, Shrigley designed the cover for Stephen Malkmus' Record Store Day Can covers LP, and in 2011 he released a book of collected sculptures and drawings called What The Hell Are You Doing?