frank gehry designs 54th annual grammy awards poster frank gehry designs 54th annual grammy awards poster
dec 12, 2011

frank gehry designs 54th annual grammy awards poster

frank gehry’s design for the 54th annual grammy awards image courtesy of

canadian-born and los angeles-based architect frank gehry has designed the official poster for the 54th annual grammy awards, the premiere contemporary music event orchestrated by the recording academy. the artwork depicts conceptual architectural models by gehry surrounding a gold gramophone trophy and will appear on promotional posters, program booklets and tickets. the design articulates both the concept of traditional grammy iconography merged with gehry’s innovative architectural style. the award show will be held on the 12th of february and broadcast live on the american network, CBS.

‘I have been fortunate to have worked with and become friends with some of the top musicians in classical music… they are my inspiration and my heroes. I am pleased to work with the grammys to help celebrate all of these talented people.’ -frank gehry

models of LUMA parc des ateliers by frank o. gehry, an example of the detailed working mock-ups which he uses in the composition of his grammy poster design image © designboom see designboom’s previous article of the LUMA parc des ateliers by frank o. gehry

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via LA times

  • Great architect, terrible poster designer based on this.

    Ralph says:
  • gehry should stick to architecture…

    mcculley says:
  • He’s an architect; isn’t he supposed to understand how to activate a space? And where’s the underlying grid system? There are so many interesting elements present here, but they’re not being utilized in a way that allows them to meet their potential…It’s too bad that he couldn’t have manipulated the typography to incorporate it right into the sculptures in the photo, or even if he’d even used one of the sculptures as a basis for a really unique geometric grid for the type. Or something. Instead, the type is slapdash and the photograph itself is static.

    Sperrazzo says:
  • Why is gehry’s ego so huge? there’s no quality at all in this poster. it’ just self- celebrating and then, yeah, a Grammy.

    Giulia says:
  • I wonder if this took him more than 2 minutes.

    Ryan says:

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