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Virgil Abloh’s Figures of Speech Is Being Released as a Special Edition

The book explores Abloh’s creative output in a three-books-in-one format

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Virgil Abloh‘s Figures of Speech retrospective book is being released as a special edition from October 29. Published by Prestel, the 496-page book explores Abloh’s creative output in a three-books-in-one format. 

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A special edition includes measuring tape bookmark and flexi-disc selected audio interviews interjected with Playboi Carti ad-libs and image photographed by Juergen Teller.

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This book took forever, 500 pages 15 years. – said Virgil Abloh via his offical Instagram account

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The catalogue section offers an overview of Abloh’s interdisciplinary practice by Michael Darling and features essays and interviews with key voices in art, fashion, design, and architecture.

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In the archives section, more than 1,800 never-before-seen images pulled from the artist’s personal files reveal the remarkable breadth of his influences and collaborations.

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And the index cross references the catalogue plates-Abloh’s works–with his projects and process, using a vocabulary of themes developed by Abloh. 

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