Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hell, Yes!

Architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of the Japanese firm SANAA have won the Pritzker Prize, their field's top honor. Among other things, the duo designed the New Museum in New York (pictured above), one of my favorite buildings of all time.

When I first started this blog and the New Museum had just opened, I was going to do a post about the ads they were running at the Broadway/Lafayette subway station.

You can't tell from here, but that's just a flat poster – it's not actually built into the wall.

These stickers were also popping up all over the city.

The logo is a smart, simple anti-brand, using the outline of Sejima and Nishizawa's stacked boxes and hinting at the idea of a museum as container of art.

Click here for a great interactive tour of the New Museum by Nicolai Ouroussoff of the New York Times, and here for an article about the Pritzker Prize winners.

[Photos by me except the bottom one from the New Museum's website]

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