ARCHIZOOM by Federico Babina

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Federico Babina is back with his latest illustrations, exploring 23 magnificent works of architecture. 

Italian illustrator Federico Babina transformed iconic buildings, from Pierre Chareau’s Maison de Verre to Zaha Hadid’s Glasgow Riverside Museum, into classic movie posters in his latest series of work. Twenty three works of architecture through the lens of one interesting or intense detail that speak to the very character of the work as a whole. These illustrations as movie posters use visual imagery to suggest, insinuate, and convey “the essence” of the film, each illustration reflects the work and the architect’s aesthetic overall. How? By recreating the graphic style and typography of American graphic designer Saul Bass and presenting the name of each project as a movie title and naming every architect as director. And finally, by zooming in on a certain section of the selected building, which also actually prompted the very project title, “Archizoom”.

Remember: It was back in April that illustrator Federico Babina, released his project ARCHIPORTRAIT, “an artistic representation of 33 architects, in which the faces and the expressions are made of their architecture.” As Babina said back in spring, “The intent was to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the protagonist through his aesthetic”. And back in June, a month ago, he even transformed 27 popular songs, from the likes of David Bowie, Amy Winehouse, Elvis Presley and Mozart, into cartoon buildings. 

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