After launching Futura-isms with Princeton University Press, emerging art-focused organization No More Rulers returns with a new book in its ongoing -ISMs series called Abloh-isms. The book spotlights a diverse selection of quotes by Virgil Abloh who has made a profound mark in the worlds of fashion, art, design and pop culture.
Authored by Larry Warsh, the book features a collection of quotes by Abloh that were gathered from interviews, discussions, media outlets and other sources. The quotes touch on Abloh’s creativity, passion, innovation, race, and what it means to be an artist of his generation.
“Abloh began his career as Kanye West’s creative director before founding the luxury streetwear label Off-White and becoming artistic director for Louis Vuitton, making Abloh the first American of African descent to hold that title at a French fashion house,” as per a statement. “Defying categorization, Abloh’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at museums and galleries, most notably in a major retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.”
Select quotations from the book:
- “I believe that coincidence is key, but coincidence is energies coming towards each other. You have to be moving to meet it.”
- “Life is collaboration. Where I think art can be sort of misguided is that it propagates this idea of itself as a solo love affair—one person, one idea, no one else involved.”
- “Black influence has created a new ecosystem, which can grow and support different types of life that we couldn’t before.”
- “Like it or not, irrelevance is death.”
Head to No More Rulers’ website to pre-order an Abloh-isms book now for $14.95 USD. Shipping will commence on March 16, 2021 stateside.