Virgil Abloh. Nike. ICONS (inbunden)
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Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
352
Utgivningsdatum
2020-11-15
Förlag
Taschen GmbH
Dimensioner
36 x 300 x 263 mm
Vikt
2325 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
GER, Hardcover, Swiss binding with open spine
ISBN
9783836585095

Virgil Abloh. Nike. ICONS

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In 2016, sportswear manufacturer Nike and fashion designer Virgil Abloh joined forces to create a sneaker collection celebrating 10 of the Oregon-based companys most iconic shoes. With their project The Tenwhich reimagined icons like Air Jordan 1, Air Max 90, Air Force 1, and Air Presto, among othersthey reinvigorated sneaker culture. Virgil Ablohs designs offer deep insights into engineering ingenuity and burst with cultural cachet. Drawing on the genius of the original shoe using lettering, ironic labels, collage, and sculpting techniques, Abloh played with language and sculptural elements to construct new meaning. Inspired by the wit of Dadaism, architectural theory, and avant-garde happenings, he analyzed what makes each shoe iconic and deconstructed it into an artistic assemblage, making each shoe into a piece of industrial design, a readymade sculpture, and a wearable all at once. ICONS traces Ablohs investigative, creative process through documentation of the prototypes, original text messages from Abloh to Nike designers, and treasures from the Nike archives. We find Swooshes sliced away from Air Jordans and reapplied with tape or thread, Ablohs typical text fragments in quotation marks on Air Force 1, and All Stars cut into pieces. We take a look behind the scenes and witness Ablohs DIY approach, which gave each model in the Off-WhiteTM c/o Nike collection its own unique touch. His deconstructive vocabulary is reflected in the Swiss binding, which showcases an open spine and discloses the production of the book. The book documents Ablohs cooperative way of working and reaffirms the power of print. For its design Nike and Abloh partnered with the acclaimed London-based design studio Zak Group. Together they conceived a two-part compendium, equal parts catalog and conceptual toolbox. The first part of the book presents a visual culture of sneakers while a lexicon in the second part defines the key people, places, objects, ideas, materials, and scenes from which the project grew. Texts by Nikes Nicholas Schonberger, writer Troy Patterson, curator and historian Glenn Adamson, and Virgil Abloh himself frame the collaborative work within fashion and design history. A foreword by Hiroshi Fujiwara places the project within the historical continuum of Nike collaborators.
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Abloh and Nikes collaboration marked a significant moment for the footwear industry and is celebrated in ICONS. * hypebae.com * If the shoe is an art object, this 352-page art book is an appeal to enter the canon. * 032c * Virgil Ablohs ICONS book lifts the lid on his era-defining Nike collaboration. * Complex.com * The design brings a baseline color pop for your initial book stacking and shelving, as well as a legit conversation piece. * vice.com * Offers unique insight into a defining moment in sneaker culture. * dazeddigital.com * Sure to get the sneakerheads buzzing. * robbreport.com * The ultimate Virgil Abloh x Nike retrospective. * sneakerfreaker.com * As sneaker culture becomes more and more prevalent in both the realms of art and high fashion, there are very few books on the market that are worthy of a chic coffee table arrangement until now. Icons captures the cultural connection between sneakers, art, and fashion behind one of the biggest collaborations in sneaker history. * nylon.com *

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Virgil Abloh (19802021) was a multi-hyphenate creative that often rejected classification on creativity. He operated in the realms of Art, Design, and Culture in conjunction with advocacy, mentoring, and philanthropy in the spaces he occupied. After earning a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he completed a masters degree in Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago. At IIT, while studying a Bauhaus design curriculum devised by Mies van der Rohe, Abloh began to craft the principles of his broader art practice. The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presented a major traveling survey of Ablohs work in summer 2019one of the highest attended exhibitions in the museums history. Abloh was the Chief Creative Director and founder of Off-White and from 2018 to 2021 Mens Artistic Director at Louis Vuitton.