July 12, 2019
VIRGIL ABLOH: FIGURES OF SPEECH
Virgil Abloh‘s new book,
Figures of Speech published by Prestel Publishing
now at Fondazione Sozzani Bookstore.
The work essentially combines three books into one,
all exploring Abloh’s creative output and it was produced in close collaboration with Virgil himself.
The catalogue section finds Michael Darling delving into the designer’s interdisciplinary practice,
while this portion also includes essays and interviews with influential figures in art,
fashion, design, and architecture, including Taiye Selasi, Lou Stoppard, Michael Rock,
Samir Bantal, Rem Koolhaas, and Anja Aronowsky Cronberg.
Furthermore, the archives section houses over 1,800 previously-unseen images
from Virgil’s personal files, and the index then details Abloh’s projects and process,
with a vocabulary of themes developed by the designer.