By: Joshua Glenn
March 14, 2022


Earlier today, Hat & Beard Press announced LOST OBJECTS, a print version of Project:Object’s series of that title. (The series was first published here at HILOBROW.) This gorgeous book will be published later this spring.

You can pre-order copies of the book, along with limited-edition posters, here. Supplies are limited — act now!

“Nothing is worse than losing a prize possession,” says Steven Heller, design author and co-chair of SVA’s MFA Design program, in an endorsement of the book. “Nothing is better than reading witty, intelligent, elegant writers elegizing and celebrating those prizes.”

Nearly 100 talented writers and/or artists have contributed to this book, including in no particular order: Geoff Manaugh | Theo Ellsworth | Laura Lippman | Ben Katchor | Neil LaBute | Miranda Mellis | Adam Goldberg | Chris Piascik | Anita Kunz | Matt Wuerker | Lydia Millet | Berta Valló | Ben Greenman | Clara Selina Bach | Leah Hennessey | Dean Haspiel | Kathryn Davis | Charles Glaubitz | Seth | Mark Dery | Paola Antonelli | Margaret Wertheim | Armando Veve | Allison Bamcat | Lucy Sante | Kate Bingaman-Burt | Nina Katchadourian | Matthew Sharpe | Amanda Clarke | Gary Panter | Amy Thielen | Oliver Munday | Rick Pinchera | Joe Alterio | Chelsey Johnson | Rubi McGrory | Susannah Breslin | Seth Mnookin | Linzie Hunter.

Rob Walker and I are the book’s editors; and design/branding guru Debbie Millman (author most recently of Why Design Matters: Conversations with the World’s Most Creative People) contributed an introduction. The book’s gorgeous design is thanks to my frequent collaborators at Leone Design Associates.

We’re very grateful to J.C. Gabel and Sybil Perez at Hat & Beard Press, and to the rest of the team too.

Readers, please help spread the word about the LOST OBJECTS book…


There’s more! As mentioned above, Hat & Beard has commissioned several limited-edition LOST OBJECTS posters. We’re grateful to the talented folks at the agency FEATURE for producing these beauties.


SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS at HILOBROW: PROJECT:OBJECT homepage | PROJECT:OBJECT newsletter | PROJECT:OBJECT objects (Threadless shop — all profits donated to the ACLU) | POLITICAL OBJECTS series (1Q2017) | TALISMANIC OBJECTS series (2Q2017) | ILLICIT OBJECTS series (3Q2017) | LOST OBJECTS vol. 1 series (4Q2017) | FLAIR series (2Q2018) | FOSSIL series (4Q2018) | FETISHES series (2Q2019) | LOST OBJECTS vol. 2 series (4Q2019) | MOVIE OBJECTS series (2Q2020) | SEMIO OBJECTS series (2Q2021) | OBJECTIONABLE OBJECTS series (4Q2021). ALSO SEE: SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS website | SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS collection, ed. Rob Walker and Josh Glenn (Fantagraphics, 2012) | TAKING THINGS SERIOUSLY, ed. Josh Glenn (Princeton Architectural Press, 2007) | TAKING THINGS SERIOUSLY excerpts.