Thing-stead is a small press, artist-book publisher maintained and organized by Chris Reeves and Aaron Walker. While thematically disparate, these books are united in their investment and inquiry into sites of juncture; between disciplines, between publication formats, and between art and lived experience.
Thing-stead publications aspire to exist in the gap between the political screed, academic thesis, joke book, chapbook and religious tract.
1- Exercises In Chicago Style Manual - A joke book and series of seven short stories using an excerpt from Raymond Queneau's Exercises In Style and re-imagining it within constraints taken from the Chicago Style Manual.
2- Classical Muddly - An interview, essay and cassette tape that outline the history of "the world's worst orchestra", the Portsmouth Sinfonia.
3- Oulaf Pataphysique - A two volume work of prose, smut and imagined sculptures detailing the travels of Oulaf, a pink blob and recent graduate of the Yale School of Forestry. By Arthur Menezes Brum.
4- Legend and History - An experimental text that also functions as a graphical work, Legend and History recreates a chapter of the pulp paperback The Alchemists by M. Caron and S. Hutin, excerpting only the highlights and notation of an anonymous reader. By Ryland Wharton.
5- Puzzles and Games for Fun and Popularity - A zine of artist made jumbles, connect-the-dots, and crosswords. Contributions by Amanda Lee Anderson, Grace Cross, Jesse Malmed, Kyle and Theo Schlie, Lindsey Nehls, Deborah Stratman, Tim Dukes, Bailey Romaine, Loraine Wible, Chris Collins and Mike Lopez.
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