The Barcelona architect and designer behind the 8-bit architect portraits and movie architecture illustrations has now imagined a city of 26 letter-shaped buildings, each representing an architect. Federico Babina completed his "ARCHIBET" series in January.
"Each letter is a small surrealist architecture that becomes part of an imaginary city made up of different shapes and styles that speak the same language of architecture," he says in an email. The design of the imaginary buildings pull from the architect's repertoire (The Guggenheim, for instance, can be spotted on the W illustration.)
I asked Babina why he keeps coming back to these types of illustrations: "I'm fascinated by the idea of being able to blend the world of architecture and illustration," he says in the email. "Transform the architecture in an illustration and illustrations in an architecture."
The complete series can be seen on his website.