Hardcover, Swiss binding, 10 x 11.7 in. 5.12 lb, 352 pages.Bringing together all the greatsfrom Air Jordan 1 to Air PrestoNike and Virgil Abloh reinvent sneaker culture with the collaborative project The Ten and redesign 10 sneaker icons. Experience engineering ingenuity and Ablohs investigative design process: each shoe is a piece of industrial design, a readymade sculpture, and a wearable all at once. The Sneaker as (Hyper)Object. Nike and Virgil Abloh reinvigorate 10 icons of sneaker history. With their project The Tenwhich reimagines icons like Air Jordan 1, Air Max 90, Air Force 1, and Air Presto, among othersthey reinvigorated sneaker culture.
Virgil Ablohs new 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 plays with language and sculptural elements to construct new meaning. Inspired by the wit of Dadaism, architectural theory, and avant-garde happenings, he analyzes what makes each shoe iconic and deconstructs 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 gives each model in the Off-WhiteTM c/o Nike collection its own unique touch. 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. Born in Rockford, Illinois, Virgil Abloh is a multi-hyphenate creative that often rejects classification on creativity.
He operates in the realms of Art, Design, and Culture in conjunction with advocacy, mentoring, and philanthropy in the spaces he occupies. 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. Currently, Abloh is the Chief Creative Director and founder of Off-White and Mens Artistic Director at Louis Vuitton, amongst other endeavors.
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