“Definitely one of the remaining examples of
the rapidly diminishing ‘good Internet’ ice caps that
will some day be spoken of only in legend.” — THE AWL

PROJECT:OBJECT is a sequel to Josh Glenn and Rob Walker’s much-discussed SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS experiment.

Thanks to the generosity of our contributors, we have donated thousands of dollars to the American Civil Liberties Union.

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2020

MOVIE OBJECTS

We are currently publishing 25 nonfiction stories about movie objects — whether they’re used in stage business to establish or further develop character, or they’re MacGuffins moving the plot forward, or perhaps they’re unimportant props that captured a contributor’s imagination. Here’s the lineup:

VOLUME INTRODUCTION by Josh Glenn and Rob Walker.

APRIL 2020: Ramona Lyons on EYE OF THE SERPENT (CONAN THE BARBARIAN) | Faythe Levine on BEDKNOB (BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS) | Gerald Peary on CUP OF COFFEE (THE BIG HEAT) | Christopher Orr on TOM’S HAT (MILLER’S CROSSING) | Lynn Peril on TRANSISTOR RADIO (DR. STRANGELOVE) | Whitney Bowers on DUCT TAPE (NOW AND THEN) | Kio Stark on CANDLE (DEBBIE DOES DALLAS) | Tom Roston on CALCULATOR WATCH (BREAKFAST CLUB) | Miranda Mellis on LIMOUSINE (MELANCHOLIA) | Carolina A. Miranda on HAUNTED ACCORDION (THE WIND JOURNEYS)

MAY 2020: Vanessa Berry on FIBREGLASS MARLIN (LOVE SERENADE) | June Thomas on CERAMIC DUCKS (A TASTE OF HONEY) | Madeline Ashby on LETTERS OF TRANSIT (CASABLANCA) | Dave Walker on ETTINAUER 226-XL (REAL LIFE) | Jonathan Lethem on SINGLE-JACK HAMMER (EARTH ABIDES) | Guy Trebay on STAMPS (CHARADE) | Annie Nocenti on PASSPORT (THE PASSENGER) | Tony Arcabascio on SHEEPSKIN COAT (BEAT STREET) | Alix Lambert on TYPEWRITER (MARY AND MAX) | John Sellers on WHITEBOARD (A QUIET PLACE) | Carlo Rotella on POWDERING CONE (REIGN OF TERROR)

JUNE 2020: Laura Miller on SEVERED EAR (BLUE VELVET) | Josh Glenn on CASSETTE TAPE (BREATHLESS) | Vicente Lozano on NOTEBOOK (WHERE IS THE FRIEND’S HOME?) | Jeff Malmberg on SPAGHETTI SAUCE (THE GODFATHER).

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2019

FETISHES

During Spring 2019, we published 25 nonfiction stories about objects with which we are obsessed, to which we are devoted, and from the influence of which we cannot escape. Here’s the lineup:

VOLUME INTRODUCTION by Josh Glenn and Rob Walker.

APRIL 2019: Josh Foer on DEATH MASK | Beth Lisick on MURDERED-OUT KFC BUCKET | Ramona Lyons on RABBIT BOX | Friederike Paetzold on OLD HANDS | Katya Apekina on MISSISSIPPI WATER | Matthew Daniel on PIPE CLEANER FIGURE | Christina Couch on LEECH ACTION FIGURE | Kenneth Goldsmith on THEWLIS SOCK | Matthew Sharpe on GLASSES | Katrina Brown Hunt on DAY OF THE DEAD FIGURINE

MAY 2019: Niela Orr on IVERSON SNEAKERS | Toni Schlesinger on CLOUD ERASE BOARD | Carlo Rotella on TONE BAR | Hilary Greenbaum on FAMILY PHOTO | Mimi Lipson on CLAWFOOT TUB | Wayne Chambliss on MATRYOSHKA CHEST | Chelsea Barabas on SWITCHBLADE | Ciara O’Rourke on MOLLY McINTIRE DOLL | Kelli Anderson on MIURA-ORI FOLD | Shawn Wolfe on BOX OF AYDS

JUNE 2019: Alyssa Giacobbe on LOVE NOTE | Marc Weidenbaum on DUMMY JACK | Abby Rapoport on MAGNATILES | Bryn Smith on DUCK UMBRELLA | Kerry Lauerman on WALL ORGANIZER.

Thanks, Chris Piascik, for the volume logo.

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LOST OBJECTS (v. 2)

During Fall 2019, we published 25 nonfiction stories about lost significant objects. Each story is illustrated by a talented artist — who, in some cases, is also the story’s author. (Example above by Ben Katchor.)

VOLUME INTRODUCTION by Josh Glenn and Rob Walker

OCTOBER 2019: Geoff Manaugh on MOROCCAN TRINKET (ill. Mariana Pita) | Joe Yonan on MACRAMÉ ART (ill. Theo Ellsworth) | Laura Lippman on LABYRINTH GAME (ill. Laura Didyk) | Ben Katchor on LUCITE CARRYING CASE | Neil LaBute on PICKLED OCTOPUS (ill. Disa Wallander) | Miranda Mellis on SEQUINED SCARF (ill. Adam Goldberg) | Chris Piascik on GENERAL HUSTLER BMX | Jenny Kroik on MISSING TOY PIECES | Anita Kunz on FLOWER NECKLACE | Debbie Millman on GLASS POODLE

NOVEMBER 2019: Heather Kapplow on CERAMIC ARTWORK (ill. Matt Wuerker) | Lydia Millet on ROCKY HORROR NOVEL (ill. Berta Valló) | Ben Greenman on WARHOL CAN (ill. Clara Selina Bach) | Leah Hennessey on BATMAN RING (ill. Dean Haspiel) | Kathryn Davis on PRAYER CARD (ill. Dina Noto) | Mikita Brottman on PINK ELEPHANTS (ill. Sarah Williamson) | Nathaniel Rich on AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL (ill. Ellen Rose) | Charles Glaubitz on TRACK SHOES | Seth on ENTERPRISE MODEL | Becky Stern on SKELETON SWEATER (ill. Monica Garwood)

DECEMBER 2019: Mark Dery on GRANDFATHER PHOTO (ill. Kelli Anderson) | Paola Antonelli on VINYL SKIRT (ill. Guillermo Meraz) | Sara Ryan on FINGER PUPPET (ill. Steve Lieber) | Alex Gerasev on KARMA PARKA | Margaret Wertheim on ECCENTRIC BOOK (ill. Armando Veve).

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2018

FLAIR

During Spring–Summer 2018, we published 25 nonfiction stories about significant accoutrements, appurtenances, and regalia. Here’s the lineup:

VOLUME INTRODUCTION by Josh Glenn and Rob Walker.

MAY 2018: Cliff Kuang on ROLEX DATEJUST | Ethan Zuckerman on LAPTOP STICKERS | Ann Shoket on LEATHER JACKET | Kembrew McLeod on KEMBREW MERCH | Paola Antonelli on MERMAID TEARS | Kanishka Raja on HANDMADE JACKET | Lynn Peril on BASEBALL RING | Rob Horning on NOTE PAD | Alexandra Lange on BEAD NECKLACE | Stephanie Burt on D&D EARRINGS

JUNE 2018: Michael Bierut on FEDORA | Debbie Millman on CHARM | Abram Himelstein on LUCKY 7 RING | Deb Chachra on HANDWRAPS | Jennifer Howze on HOLD-UP STOCKINGS | Mark Frauenfelder on CLARK KENT GLASSES | Adam McGovern on PLASTIC ALLIGATOR SHOES | Nicola Twilley on GOLD BRACES | Anne Quito on MUSEUM EARRINGS | Kristin Parker on STEEL BRACELET

JULY 2018: Hillary Chute on POCKET KNIFE | James Gaddy on RESTAURANT PEN | Davy Rothbart on SHOELACE BELT | David Hajdu on PINCE-NEZ | Bishakh Som on KNEE-HIGH BOOTS

Thanks, Heather Kasunick, for the volume logo.

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FOSSILS

During Fall–Winter 2018, we published 25 nonfiction stories about objects that evoke a vanished era for their owners. Here’s the lineup:

VOLUME INTRODUCTION by Josh Glenn and Rob Walker.

OCTOBER 2018: Allegra Huston on SKATAWAY JACKET | Kevin Obsatz on HOMEMADE NUNCHUKS | Ian Bogost on DESKTOP TELEPHONE | Jeff Lewonczyk on CHA-CHA JACKET SCRAP | Kelly Horan on VOLVO KEY | Sarah Rich on WESTFEST EARRINGS | Cynthia Joyce on MELODICA | Kevin Brockmeier on SALADMOBILE | Adam Harrison Levy on PASSPORT HOLDER | Marissa Frayer on BABY BLANKET

NOVEMBER 2018: Elizabeth Foy Larsen on RML BOOKEND | Jae Nichelle on SHEET MUSIC | Sean Patrick Walsh on TYPEWRITER | Andrew Innes on BUST OF DUCK | Carla Sinclair on FACTSHEET FIVE | Chapell Ellison on SLEIGH BELL | Malcolm Evans on “QUEEN MARY” FOB | Jason Gilbert on HAND CHAIR | Karl Taro Greenfeld on OPIUM KIT

DECEMBER 2018: Tony Leone on MODEL TANK | Dave Boerger on TEEN BIBLE | Chelsey Johnson on BREYER HORSES | Erin M. Routson on PAPER WALLET | Alissa Walker on JUKEBOX | Adrienne Crew on FISH SCALER

Thanks, Mister Reusch, for the volume logo.

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2017

POLITICAL OBJECTS

During 1Q2017 we published 25 nonfiction stories about objects of political significance. Here’s the lineup.

VOLUME INTRODUCTION by Josh Glenn and Rob Walker.

JANUARY 2017: Luc Sante on CAMPAIGN PAMPHLETS | Lydia Millet on PVC POLAR BEAR | Ben Greenman on MATCHBOX CAR | Rob Baedeker on PRESIDENTS PLACEMAT | L.A. Kauffman on WHEATPASTE POSTER | Astra Taylor on SALAM’S NECKLACE | Carolina A. Miranda on POCHO | Stephen Duncombe on PROTEST SIGN | Marisa Silver on SHAMAN BOWLS | James Hannaham on DR. BUZZARD LP | Virginia Heffernan on HRC PAINTING

FEBRUARY 2017: Kenya (Robinson) on BURNER PHONE | Kathryn Davis on POLITBUREAU | Chenjerai Kumanyika on NAT TURNER PRINT | Alexis Madrigal on MERMAID COSTUME | Anne Boyer on ALL KNEES AND ELBOWS OF SUSCEPTIBILITY AND REFUSAL | Steven Heller on JFK DOLL | Anne Elizabeth Moore on BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR

MARCH 2017: Gary Dauphin on RUM BOTTLE | Tom Frank on DNC PASS | Lizzie Skurnick on GROUP PHOTO | Stuart Ewen on SNCC PIN | Benjamen Walker on BEEF BOX 12″ | Rob Walker on CAMPAIGN SIGN | Alex Kalman on THEM=US PIN

Thanks, Rick Pinchera, for the volume logo.

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TALISMANIC OBJECTS

During 2Q2017, we published 25 nonfiction stories about objects of talismanic significance. Here’s the lineup.

VOLUME INTRODUCTION by Josh Glenn and Rob Walker

APRIL 2017: Veda Hille on CROCHET SHEEP | Gary Panter on DINOSAUR BONES | Jami Attenberg on SELENITE CRYSTAL | Annie Nocenti on MINIATURE DICE | Wayne Curtis on CLOCK WINDING KEY | Judith Zissman on SPINDLE WHORL | Amy Fusselman on BOX OF PENCILS | Josh Glenn on MONKEY WHIMSEY | Mike Watt on DASHBOARD TOTEMS | Gordon Dahlquist on CLAY FOX | Mark Kingwell on ZIPPO

MAY 2017: Jennifer Schuessler on BEER-CAN CHAIR | Anne Gisleson on WISDOM TEETH | Ben Ehrenreich on CHROME LUMP | Matthew De Abaitua on HATCHET | Ty Burr on INFLATABLE KING KONG | Jessica Helfand on PILL BOTTLE | Shelley Jackson on IMPUNITY JANE

JUNE 2017: Jennifer Krasinski on LEO’S LIGHTER | Molly Heintz on EVIL EYE | Mark Frauenfelder on MARTIAN FINK RING | Amanda Fortini on PRAYER CARD | Ed Skoog on MAMMOTH IVORY | CONTEST-WINNING STORY: Seth on PEANUTS PAPERBACK

Thanks, Jacob Covey, for the volume logo.

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ILLICIT OBJECTS

During 3Q2017, we published 25 nonfiction stories — including several audio stories! — about objects of illicit significance. Here’s the lineup.

VOLUME INTRODUCTION by Josh Glenn and Rob Walker

JULY 2017: INTRODUCTION | Kio Stark on PEEPSHOW TOKEN | Sari Wilson on TOMBSTONE PARTS | Annalee Newitz on CAR-BOMB REMNANT | Tito Bottitta on MOONINITE DEVICE | Eric Bennett on DIRTY MAGAZINE | Natalie Kestecher on EROTIC RECORDING (audio) | Wayne Chambliss on RADIOACTIVE TRINITITE | Julian Hoeber on PIG HAMMER | Catherine Newman on HOARDED VICODIN | Josh Glenn on JAY-PEE SLUGGER | Nicole Pasulka on SHROOMS (audio)

AUGUST 2017: Paul Lukas on STOLEN CORKSCREW | Shelby El Otmani on OCCULT CANDLE (audio) | Sam Dingman on HACK DOCUMENTS (audio) | Andrew Leland on GUIDE CANE (audio) | Douglas Rushkoff on LEARY’S STASH BOX | Kalila Holt on BURNT UNDERWEAR (audio) | William Gibson on RACIST BOOK

SEPTEMBER 2017: Alison Fensterstock on FUNERAL FLOWER | Julia Barton on PREGNANCY TEST (audio) | Miranda Mellis on GOLD TEETH | Katie Notopoulos on COPULATING PIGS | Ramona Martinez on STOLEN REMNANT (audio) | Wesley Stace on TOM WAITS NOTE | Mike Montiero on BO DEREK CARDS

Listen to ILLICIT OBJECTS audio stories — plus a Q&A with PROJECT:OBJECT’s Rob Walker — via Benjamen Walker’s terrific THEORY OF EVERYTHING podcast!

Thanks, Joe Alterio, for the volume logo.

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LOST OBJECTS (v. 1)

During 4Q2017, we published 25 nonfiction stories about lost significant objects — and each story was illustrated by a talented artist! Here’s the lineup.

VOLUME INTRODUCTION by Josh Glenn and Rob Walker

OCTOBER 2017: Kate Bernheimer on MULLET WIG (ill. Amy Evans) | Dan Piepenbring on COLOGNE (ill. Josh Neufeld) | Doug Dorst on STRATOCASTER (ill. John Holbo) | Paul Lukas on VANILLA BEAN (ill. Alison Bamcat) | Mimi Lipson on DODGE DART (ill. Mister Reusch) | Luc Sante on CLUB CHAIR (ill. Kate Bingaman-Burt) | Nina Katchadourian on FOUNTAIN PENS (ill. Lisa Congdon) | Matthew Sharpe on BAUBLE (ill. Glenn Jones) | Claire Lehmann on PEANUT-BUTTER CRACKERS (ill. Karen Kurycki) | Jessamyn West on ENGINEER RING (ill. Amanda Clarke)

NOVEMBER 2017: Mandy Keifetz on ORGONE ACCUMULATOR (ill. Emory Allen) | Molly Sauter on DESKTOP DOG (ill. Shayna Piascik) | Amy Thielen on DOG-FUR SCARF (ill. Heather Kasunick) | Stephen O’Connor on HUNTING HAT (ill. Oliver Munday) | Alice Boone on COLLEGE NEWSPAPERS (ill. Rick Pinchera) | Dante Ramos on ROAD ATLAS (ill. Joe Alterio) | Alex Balk on SHOOTING GALLERY (ill. John Lowe)

DECEMBER 2017: Chelsey Johnson on NOTEBOOK (ill. Rubi McGrory) | Susannah Breslin on SILICONE VAGINA (ill. Jennifer Heuer) | Seth Mnookin on .22 REVOLVER (ill Alex Eben Meyer) | Dan Fox on CONKER (ill. Linzie Hunter) | Lisa Takeuchi Cullen on GLASS CLOCK (ill. Rose Wong) | Michael Tisserand on WALKING SHOES (ill. Jackie Roche) | Jeff Turrentine on BASEBALL MITT (ill. Andrew DeGraff) | Randy Kennedy on SNAKE RATTLES (ill. Max Temescu)

Thanks, Kate Bingaman-Burt, for the volume logo.

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BYO #OBJECT

In September 2017, PROJECT:OBJECT’s Rob Walker co-hosted an installment in Bring Your Own — a live storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the New Orleans community. The participants each brought a significant object along, and told a story about what it means to them — hence the moniker BYO #OBJECT.

Bring Your Own impresario Laine Kaplan-Levenson is also a reporter for WWNO radio, which recorded the stories and has begun airing them on All Things New Orleans. More about the event, organized in collaboration with The Stacks book store at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, here.

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SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS — ORIGINAL 100 STORIES

This is a work in progress — as of January 2020, we’ve cross-posted 60 of the 100 original stories from SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS to HILOBROW. We won’t finish up until 2025, at this rate.

In no particular order…

Matthew Battles on CANDYLAND | Patrick Cates on MEAT TENDERIZER | Matthew De Abaitua on PIGGY BANK | Mark Frauenfelder on JUG | Jason Grote on DOME DOLL | Mimi Lipson on HALSTON MUG | Annie Nocenti on JFK BUST | Gary Panter on DIVE MASK | James Parker on KITTY SAUCER | Greg Rowland on MUSHROOM SHAKER | Luc Sante on FLANNEL BALL | Douglas Wolk on PORTABLE HAIR DRYER | Annalee Newitz on COCONUT CUP | Cintra Wilson on TROPHY | Jen Collins on UNCOLA GLASS | Joanne McNeil on GRAIN THING | Jonathan Lethem on MISSOURI SHOTGLASS | Sarah Weinman on UNICORN FIGURINE | Shelley Jackson on CRUMB SWEEPER | Barbara Bogaev on JUST MARRIED CUP | Dan Reines on FRIDAY MUG | Jenny Offill on MINIATURE TURKEY DINNER | Katie Hennessey on WOODEN FIGURINE | James Hannaham on NAPKIN RING | Bruce Sterling on METAL BOOT | Colson Whitehead on WOODEN MALLET | Jenny Davidson on TOY HOT DOG | Kate Bernheimer on PINK HORSE | Lydia Millet on CHILI CAT | Matthew Sharpe on MULE FIGURINE | Meg Cabot on WOODEN ANIMAL | Sara Ryan on POPSICLE STICK CONSTRUCTION | Ed Park on COW VASE | Jessica Helfand on ELVIS CHOCOLATE TIN | Sheila Heti on CAPE COD SHOE | William Gibson on “HAWK” ASHTRAY | Ben Greenman on SMILING MUG | Dean Haspiel on KENTUCKY DISH | Doug Dorst on RUSSIAN FIGURE | Kurt Andersen on SANTA NUTCRACKER | Matt Brown on CRUMPTER | Chris Adrian on KANGAMOUSE | Nicholson Baker on MEAT THERMOMETER| Rachel Axler on FORTUNE TELLING DEVICE | Sean Howe on PABST BOTTLE OPENER | Susannah Breslin on NECKING TEAM BUTTON | Tim Carvell on ROUND BOX | Susanna Daniel on SHARK AND SEAL PENS | Curtis Sittenfeld on SPOTTED DOGS FIGURINE | Matthew Klam on DUCK VASE | Merrill Markoe on FLIP-FLOP FRAME | Blake Butler on UTAH SNOW GLOBE | Neil LaBute on RABBIT CANDLE | Rob Agredo on LIGHTER SHAPED LIKE SMALL POOL BALL | Rosecrans Baldwin on PRAYING HANDS | Rob Baedeker on FOPPISH FIGURINE | Scarlett Thomas on BIRTHDAY CANDLES | Wayne Koestenbaum on DUCK NUTCRACKER | Jeff Turrentine on “WOMEN & INFANTS” GLASS | Joe Lyons on LETTERS AND NUMBERS PLATE

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OUR CONTRIBUTORS

Here’s a list of the 325+ writers who’ve contributed (some more than once) to our SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS and PROJECT:OBJECT endeavors. Last updated: April 2020.

Abby Rapoport | Abram Himmelstein | Adam Davies | Adam Harrison Levy | Adam McGovern | Adrienne Crew | Aimee Bender | Alex Balk | Alex Gerasev | Alex Kalman | Alexander Chapman | Alexandra Lange | Alexis Madrigal | Alice Boone | Alison Fensterstock | Alissa Nutting | Alissa Walker | Alix Lambert | Allegra Huston | Alyssa Giacobbe | Amanda Fortini | Amy Fusselman | Amy Thielen | Andrew Ervin | Andrew Innes | Andrew Leland | Anita Kunz | Ann Shoket | Annalee Newitz | Anne Boyer | Anne Elizabeth Moore | Anne Gisleson | Anne Quito | Annie Nocenti | Astra Taylor | Barbara Bogaev | Becky Stern | Ben Ehrenreich | Ben Greenman | Ben Katchor | Benjamen Walker | Benjamin Percy | Beth Lisick | Betsey Swardlick | Bishakh Som | Blake Butler | Bob Powers | Brian Evenson | Bruce Holland Rogers | Bruce Sterling | Bruno Maddox | Bryn Smith | Carl Wilson | Carla Sinclair | Carlo Rotella | Carole Maso | Carolina A. Miranda | Catherine Newman | Chapell Ellison | Charles Ardai | Charles Baxter | Charles Glaubitz | Chelsea Barabas | Chelsey Johnson | Chenjerai Kumanyika | Chris Adrian | Chris Colin | Chris Orr | Chris Piascik | Christina (Chris) Couch | Christine Hill | Christopher Sorrentino | Ciara O’Rourke | Cintra Wilson | Claire Lehmann | Claire Zulkey | Cliff Kuang | Colleen Werthmann | Colson Whitehead | Curtis Sittenfeld | Cynthia Joyce | Damion Searls | Dan Chaon | Dan Fox | Dan Klein | Dan Piepenbring | Dan Reines | Dante Ramos | Dara Horn | Dave Boerger | Dave Walker | David Abrams | David Hajdu | David Levine | David Shields | Davy Rothbart | Dean Haspiel | Deb Chachra | Deb Olin Unferth | Debbie Millman | Doug Dorst | Douglas Rushkoff | Douglas Wolk | Duane Swierczynski | Ed Champion | Ed Park | Ed Skoog | Elizabeth Foy Larsen | Eric Bennett | Erin Ellia | Erin M. Routson | Ethan Zuckerman | Faythe Levine | Friederike Paetzold | Gabe Levinson | Gary Dauphin | Gary Panter | Geoff Manaugh | Gerald Peary | Glen David Gold | Gordon Dahlquist | Greg Rowland | Guy Trebay | Heather Kapplow | Heidi Julavits | Helen DeWitt | Hillary Chute | Hillary Greenbaum | Ian Bogost | Irina Reyn | J. Robert Lennon | Jacob Covey | Jae Nichelle | James Gaddy | James Hannaham | James Parker | James Reichmuth | Jami Attenberg | Jason Gilbert | Jason Grote | Jason Reich | Jeff Lewonczyk | Jeff Malmberg | Jeff Turrentine | Jen Collins | Jennifer Howze | Jennifer Krasinski | Jennifer Michael Hecht | Jennifer Weiner | Jenny Davidson | Jenny Hayes | Jenny Kroik | Jenny Offill | Jenny Schuessler | Jessamyn West | Jessica Helfand | Jim Hanas | Jim Shepard | Joanne McNeil | Joe Lyons | Joe Meno | Joe Wenderoth | Joe Yonan | John Reichmuth | John Sellers | John Wray | Jonathan Goldstein | Jonathan Lethem | Josh Foer | Josh Glenn | Josh Kramer | Judith Zissman | Julia Barton | Julian Hoeber | Julie Klausner | June Thomas | Justin Taylor | Kalila Holt | Kanishka Raja | Karl Taro Greenfeld | Kate Bernheimer | Katherine Weber | Kathryn Borel | Kathryn Davis | Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer | Katie Hennessey | Katie Notopoulos | Katie Williams | Katrina Brown Hunt | Katya Apekina | Kelli Anderson | Kelly Horan | Kembrew McLeod | Kenneth Goldsmith | Kenya (Robinson) | Kerry Lauerman | Kevin Brockmeier | Kevin Obsatz | Kio Stark | Kirsten Miller | Kristin Parker | Kurt Andersen | L.A. Kauffman | Lakin Khan | Lance Gould | Laura Lippman | Laura Miller | Lauren Mechling | Leah Hennessey | Lisa Takeuchi Cullen | Lizzie Skurnick | Luc Sante | Lucinda Rosenfeld | Lydia Millet | Lynn Peril | Maaza Mengiste | Madeline Ashby | Malcolm Evans | Mandy Keifetz | Marc Weidenbaum | Margaret Wertheim | Margot Livesey | Marisa Silver | Marissa Frayer | Mark Binelli | Mark Dery | Mark Doty | Mark Frauenfelder | Mark Jude Poirier | Mark Kingwell | Mark Sarvas | Martha McPhee | Matt Brown | Matt Daniel | Matt Klam | Matt Sumell | Matthew Battles | Matthew De Abaitua | Matthew J. Wells | Matthew Sharpe | Maud Newton | Meg Cabot | Megan O’Rourke | Merrill Markoe | Michael Atkinson | Michael Bierut | Michael Tisserand | Mike Monteiro | Mike Watt | Mikita Brottman | Mimi Lipson | Miranda Mellis | Molly Heintz | Molly Sauter | Myla Goldberg | Naomi Novik | Natalie Kestecher | Nathaniel Rich | Neil LaBute | Nicholas Rombes | Nicholson Baker | Nick Asbury | Nicola Twilley | Nicole Pasulka | Niela Orr | Nina Katchadourian | Nomi Kane | Padgett Powell | Paola Antonelli | Patrick Cates | Paul Jaskunas | Paul Lukas | Peter Rock | Philip Graham | R.K. Scher | Rachel Axler | Rachel Berger | Ramona Lyons | Ramona Martinez | Randy Kennedy | Rebecca Coffey | Rebecca Wolff | Rick Moody | Rob Agredo | Rob Baedeker | Rob Horning | Rob Walker | Robert Lopez | Robin Sloan | Rodrigo Chávez | Ron Currie Jr. | Rosecrans Baldwin | Sam Dingman | Sam Means | Sara Ryan | Sarah Manguso | Sarah Rainone | Sarah Rich | Sarah Weinman | Sari Cunningham | Sari Wilson | Scarlett Thomas | Scott Boylston | Scott Jacobson | Scott Snyder | Sean Howe | Sean Patrick Walsh | Seth | Seth Mnookin | Shawn Wolfe | Sheila Heti | Shelagh Power-Choprah | Shelby El Otmani | Shelley Jackson | Sloane Crosley | Stacey D’Erasmo | Stacey Levine | Stephanie Burt | Stephanie Reents | Stephen Duncombe | Stephen Elliott | Stephen O’Connor | Steven Heller | Stewart O’Nan | Stuart Ewen | Sung J. Woo | Susanna Daniel | Susannah Breslin | Teddy Blanks | Teddy Wayne | Terese Svoboda | Thomas Bartlett | Tim Carvell | Tito Bottitta | Todd Levin | Todd Pruzan | Tom Frank | Tom McCarthy | Tom McNeely | Tom Roston | Tom Vanderbilt | Toni Schlesinger | Tony Arcabascio | Tony Leone | Trinie Dalton | Ty Burr | Vanessa Berry | Veda Hille | Vicente Lozano | Victor Lavalle | Virginia Heffernan | Wayne Chambliss | Wayne Curtis | Wayne Koestenbaum | Wesley Stace | Whitney Bowers | William Gibson | Willy Vlautin.

And here’s a list of the 50+ illustrators who’ve contributed (some more than once) to our two LOST OBJECTS series, not to mention series logos. Last updated: October 2019.

Adam Goldberg | Alex Gerasev | Alex Eben Meyer | Alison Bamcat | Amanda Clarke | Amy Evans | Andrew DeGraff | Anita Kunz | Armando Veve | Ben Katchor | Berta Valló | Charles Glaubitz | Chris Piascik | Clara Selina Bach | Dean Haspiel | Debbie Millman | Dina Noto | Disa Wallander | Ellen Rose | Emory Allen | Guillermo Meraz | Glenn Jones | Heather Kasunick | Jackie Roche | Jacob Covey | Joe Alterio | Jennifer Heuer | Jenny Kroik | John Holbo | John Lowe | Josh Neufeld | Karen Kurycki | Kate Bingaman-Burt | Kelli Anderson | Laura Didyk | Linzie Hunter | Lisa Congdon | Mariana Pita | Matt Wuerker | Max Temescu | Mister Reusch | Monica Garwood | Oliver Munday | Rick Pinchera | Rose Wong | Rubi McGrory | Sarah Williamson | Seth | Shayna Piascik | Steve Lieber | Theo Ellsworth.

We’re very grateful to these talented, generous writers and artists — many of whom asked us to donate their fee to the ACLU, 826 National, Girls Write Now, and other purpose-driven organizations.

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SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS at HILOBROW: PROJECT:OBJECT homepage | PROJECT:OBJECT newsletter | PROJECT:OBJECT objects (Threadless shop — all profits donated to the ACLU) | POLITICAL OBJECTS series (1Q2017) | TALISMANIC OBJECTS series (2Q2017) | ILLICIT OBJECTS series (3Q2017) | LOST OBJECTS vol. 1 series (4Q2017) | FLAIR series (2Q2018) | FOSSIL series (4Q2018). 12 DAYS OF SIGNIFICANCE | 12 MORE DAYS OF SIGNIFICANCE | 12 DAYS OF SIGNIFICANCE (AGAIN) | ANOTHER 12 DAYS OF SIGNIFICANCE . ALSO SEE: SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS website | SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS collection, ed. Rob Walker and Josh Glenn (Fantagraphics, 2012) | TAKING THINGS SERIOUSLY, ed. Josh Glenn (Princeton Architectural Press, 2007) | TAKING THINGS SERIOUSLY excerpts.

Thanks, Rick Pinchera, for the PROJECT:OBJECT logo.