2×4 for All
For me, the best thing about Rem Koolhaas’s much-hyped design of Prada’s New York “epicenter,” in the early oughties, was not the 180-foot zebrawood half-pipe so much as the wallpaper—a rotating selection of slyly subversive graphic themes (with titles like Guilt and Vomit) by the New York design studio 2×4. Now even those of us who can’t afford to shop at Prada can have a little of 2×4’s visual savvy in our daily lives: The wall-graphic company Blik—which sells giant, removable stickers as a decorative alternative to wallpaper and painting—announced today that it is carrying four decal sets by the 2×4 team (including “Modular Icons,” above). The prices range from $25 to $55 per set; check out more photos of the new line after the jump.
This is the large version of “Modular Icons.”
Related: In 2001, we wrote about 2×4 and OMA’s collaboration on the Mies-designed IIT campus.