FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
powerHouse Books is pleased to announce the March 2020 release of
An Anthology of Supreme Accessories from 1994-2018
by Byron Hawes
Noted design critic Byron Hawes traces the history of Supreme's design objects, from cheeky early objects, like a skate tool that moonlights as a pipe and a branded paper bag for hiding tall boys from the police, through to notable collaborations with the likes of Spalding, Louisville Slugger, Everlast, and more. Object Oriented posits a theory that 'Preme's design output is actually a highly curated alt-design museum, proposing an ongoing series of highly important and overlooked quotidian industrial design icons. Examples include a Lezyne bike pump, Master combination locks, box logo Buck Knives, a Braun alarm clock, a Kidde fire extinguisher, and the ever controversial brick; design icons all, though not typically mentioned in the same conversation as other iconic pieces of 20th century industrial design.
Featuring a conversation with Jeff Staple, a pioneer in the world of streetwear design in his own right, as well as original photography of the entire collection of Supreme accessories, pins, and stickers, Object Oriented is a never-before-seen comprehensive study of the New York skate brand's ongoing collaborative foray into the the world of design objects.
A partial preview is available by clicking here: Objected Oriented
Byron Hawes is a writer, designer, and curator who splits time between NYC, LA, and Shanghai. He is the founder and editor of the underground design magazine The Après Garde, and co-founder of I-V, a boutique architecture and design firm that has done projects including a recording studio and offices for OVO Sound, Campari's Canadian HQ, and Spin. He is the senior editor at Flofferz, and a contributing editor at both Fucking Young and SidewalkHustle. He has served as a contributing editor for both Hypebeast and HighSnobiety and as a consulting editor at Architectural Digest China, as well as contributing to publications including Vice, Wallpaper, Monocle, and more.
Additionally, he has authored the books Drop, Art on Deck, Façades, and others.
Skate Culture / Supreme Collection / Designer & Artist Collaborations
Hardcover, 8-3/4 x 10-3/4 inches, 352 pages
ISBN: 978-1-57687-939-9, $65.00 US / $86.00CAN
High-res scans to your specification are available upon request; scanning from the book or lifting images from the mechanical file are strictly prohibited. Mandatory credit line: From Object Oriented by Byron Hawes, published by powerHouse Books.
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