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.

The Polaroid Book, Taschen

/ Photography Anthology / 7.2 × 8.8” / 352 pages

During their heyday in the mid 20th century the Polaroid Corporation encouraged artists to experiment with the new products and formats in development. Over the years the company amassed an extensive archive of fine art works from an array of recognizable names­—these works are presented here with a nod to the company’s graphic design past and foil packaged like their professional pack-film.