virgil abloh presents his harvard lecture as a book during 'live print' session at the venice biennale
 

virgil abloh presents his harvard lecture as a book during 'live print' session at the venice biennale

following on from his sold-out lecture at harvard’s graduate school of design in october last year, virgil abloh has announced plans for a book of the talk. the designer formally presented the book, called ‘insert complicated title here’ at the ongoing venice biennale with a ‘live print’ launch planned at grafiche veneziane.

 

 

during the launch virgil abloh illustrated covers with phrases including ‘don’t read this book if you already know what you are doing‘ and ‘I went to venice and all I got was this lousy book‘. the covers were then fixed to copies of the books which guests could buy. following on from the event the book is set for a wider release, retailing at $14 USD.

 

 

the ‘insert complicated title here’ lecture covered themes including how the louis vuitton menswear designer cultivated his own ‘personal design language’ and a ‘cheat code’ of advice he wishes he had received during his days as a student. it also covered collaborations with brands like NIKE and the red cross as well as previews of his upcoming work with IKEA.

 

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