Frank Gehry designs Grammy posters

Wednesday 14 Dec 2011

Beekman Tower and Sydney's UIT Business School grace Grammy's artwork

Legendary architect Frank Gehry has been selected to design the official artwork for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, to be used on the cover of the Grammy Awards programme, telecast tickets and promotional materials. The image incorporates the symbol synonymous with the event - a golden gramophone - surrounded by models of some of Gehry’s most recognisable buildings.

These include the Business School at the University of Technology in Sydney, the shimmering Beekman Tower in New York, King Alfred Redevelopment in Hove, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. The architect confessed: “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.”

Over the years Gehry has transferred his artistic architectural skills to other ventures such as jewellery design, sculpture, painting and now set design, as he prepares to orchestrate sets for the May production of Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’ by LA Philharmonic at the self-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Neil Portnow, President and CEO of The Recording Academy (which runs the GRAMMY Awards) explained: “Frank’s exemplary creative accomplishments through a variety of artistic platforms have been inspirational. We are honoured to work with such a well-respected talent who has served as an influential figure within the arts on a global scale.”

Want to submit your project to World Architecture News?

Contact The Team
  • Town Planning Manager | Housebuilder in Surrey | 3+ years' PQE

    Are you a Town Planner with some commercial experience under your belt (consultancy or developer)? Would you like to work for a regional housebuild...
    • Lewis Davey
    • Surrey - near M25/M23 junction
  • Principal Planning Officer (Local Planning)

    The Planning Policy Team is looking to recruit a member of staff to assist with the Local Plan Review.
    • Chichester District Council
    • Chichester, West Sussex
  • Principal Planning Consultant (Policy)

    This is a career opportunity for somebody looking to play a key role in the delivery of an effective and efficient planning policy service.
    • Capita
    • Manchester/Salford (North West) or Breckland or North Tyneside or Barnet (North London)
  • Enforcement Officer - Hertfordshire

    A Local Authority in Hertfordshire are looking for an Enforcement Officer to assist them with a backlog of cases for an initial contract of 3-6 months
    • Oyster Partnership
    • Hertfordshire
  • Planning Officer

    Do you want to work for a Planning Authority in a superb world-class location, that also has an outstanding record of achievement?
    • Plymouth City Council
    • Plymouth, Devon