"Actual space is intrinsically more powerful and specific than paint on a flat surface,” wrote Donald Judd in 1965 in “Specific Objects.
Like no one else, Donald Judd understood the significance of space.
"In his work, Judd sought autonomy and clarity for the constructed object and the space created by it, ultimately achieving a rigorously democratic presentation without compositional hierarchy. It created an outpouring of seemingly effervescent works that defied the term "minimalism"."
Minimalism is an art movement focused on paired-down design principles; a movement which was possibly a reaction to the over- embellished abstract expressionism that came before it. Many artists experimented with minimalism, but only some mastered it. Donald Judd, a sculpture and furniture designer based out of New York, was one of these minimalist pioneers who helped paved the way for better design.
This season Norse Projects took inspiration from Donald Judd's art work when creating their Niels Stripe Logo Tee, you can instantly see the relationship between Judd's sculptures and Norse Projects designs. More subtly Norse Projects chunky stripes reference Judd's understanding of space.