Thirdthing

Carrie Worthen and Ben Pope, Partners

/ Downtown Los Angeles / Inquiry email / Jobs email / (213) 250-3144

Since teaming in 1995, we’ve produced graphic design works for corporate, independent and non-profit clients. Our current projects include branding/identity systems with a strong web component as well as a few fine art books. We develop database-backed websites with custom CMS implementations and have produced web-scraping data collection tools and other specialized web-based apps. Together we look for the unique voice of a project (Ben steering from the tech side and Carrie the art) and with the help of skilled assistance are always able to find it. We think design lies not only in the visual but in the unseen structures that support it, both aspects keep everybody at Thirdthing constantly searching for the simplest solutions.

Jazzlife, Taschen

/ Photography Monograph / 11.8 × 16.5” / 720 pages

Musicologist Joachim Berendt and photographer William Claxton hooked up in 1960 to tour the great jazz cities of America. This oversize edition (that includes CD) captures the audio, images and personal tales of the artists who devoted their lives to this great American art form. We worked alongside Bill and his wife Peggy Moffit to create what was a truly fitting legacy piece for his photographic life. Translations are included thoughout.