powerHouse Books is pleased to announce the March 2020 release of

Object Oriented:
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. 

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 DeckFaçades, and others.

A partial preview is available by clicking here: Objected Oriented

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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