Thing (poster)

Robert Ford


Edition : First / Chicago / Robert Ford / 1991 / Softcover. / Fine
54 x 40cm. Offset Litho on heavy stock.


Extremely scarce poster produced to promote issue 4, showing Pam Johnson by Stephen Winter. Thing was an influential african american gay and trans zine out of Chicago that ran for 10 issues before Ford decided to wind things up to focus on other projects. He died a couple of years later from an AIDS/HIV related illness. The zine itself is outstandingly rare, with the only a few institutional holdings. Not only an important part of african american gay history, but a related artefact of the Club/Ballroom/Voguing scene outside of New York.