November 11, 2022

Lost Objects: 50 Stories About the Things We Miss and Why They Matter (Hat & Beard Press, ed. Josh Glenn and Rob Walker), a book that evolved from narratives and illustrations first published here at HILOBROW, has been available for several weeks, now. Here’s a publicity update.

Previous publicity update.


Rob Walker (right) at October 14 LOST OBJECTS event in Brooklyn.

The October 14th Lost Objects event — which took place in conjunction with a Hat & Beard Press-sponsored NYABF (New York Art Book Fair) afterparty at the ChaShaMa gallery in Brooklyn Heights, and which was hosted by Hat & Beard’s J.C. Gabel — was a very fun time. Rob and Josh are very grateful to the talented LO contributors Ben Katchor, Paola Antonelli, Ben Greenman, Mandy Keifetz, and Becky Stern, who entertained the audience with their lost-object stories. They’re also grateful to Daniel Efram, organizer of the Steve Keene art exhibit that served as the LO event’s venue. [More photos below.]


10/27/22 Instagram post from Joe Alterio

Josh and Rob are also grateful to the dozens of Lost Objects contributors who have been posting about the book to Instagram lately. Here’s the LOST OBJECTS feed.


In the November 5th issue of AIR MAIL, Graydon Carter’s “digital weekly for the world citizen,” deputy editor Michael Hainey named Lost Objects one of the issue’s Recommended Reads. Here’s an excerpt:

From Seth Mnookin recalling a .22-caliber handgun he lost track of while strung out on heroin to Neil LaBute pondering what became of a strange yet cherished link to his childhood (a pickled octopus), these micro-tales are the best of the short confessional. They leave you with that same wonderful feeling you sometimes get on one of those special nights in the corner of a bar with a few friends….



In the October 12 issue of THE DAILY HELLER (at PRINT), legendary designer Scott Heller ran an interview with Josh and Rob about Lost Objects.

Heller also had the following to say about Lost Objects: “Filled with exotic and eccentric things, this book proves that discarding hoarded items is not always the best way to take existential control of our lives.”


Limited-edition LOST OBJECTS art prints on display at the NY Art Book Fair

Gift-giving season is upon us! You can pre-order Lost Objects, along with limited-edition art prints, directly from Hat & Beard. Until December 25, the H&B checkout code LOSTOBJECTS will take 20% off the price of either the Lost Objects book or a book/print combo. (Sale of the prints will help defray H&B’s printing expenses.)


Here are a few other photos from the NY event.

Ben Greenman reading his LOST OBJECTS story at ChaShaMa (10/14/22).

Mandy Keifetz reading her LOST OBJECTS story at ChaShaMa (10/14/22).

Ben Katchor reading his LOST OBJECTS story at ChaShaMa (10/14/22).


More recent publicity for LOST OBJECTS.


ALSO SEE: PROJECT:OBJECT homepage | POLITICAL OBJECTS (1Q2017) | TALISMANIC OBJECTS (2Q2017) | ILLICIT OBJECTS (3Q2017) | LOST OBJECTS vol. 1 (4Q2017) | FLAIR (2Q2018) | FOSSILS (4Q2018) | FETISHES (2Q2019) | LOST OBJECTS vol. 2 (4Q2019) | MOVIE OBJECTS (2Q2020) | SEMIO OBJECTS (2Q2021) | SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS (cross-posted from Significant Objects website). ALSO SEE: SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS website | LOST OBJECTS (Hat & Beard Press, 2022) | 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.


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