An illustrated alphabet of architects

A new series of prints by architect and graphic designer Federico Babina creates imagined cityscapes with letters of the alphabet and names of famous architects.

Called Archibet, each of Babina’s illustrated letters is set in the style of a renowned architect and their unique artistic trademarks. The 26 prints are released as a book of detachable postcards.

You can imagine an F-shaped amalgam of modern office buildings for Norman Foster and a neo-futuristic Z for Zaha Hadid.

Other highlights include Le Corbusier, Toyo Ito, Renzo Piano and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Babina says that when he was a student he discovered the close link between architecture and illustration and in this new series he has encapsulated this relationship.

He adds: “Sometimes I am an architect with a passion for illustration and others I’m an illustrator in love with architecture.”

Archibet is published by Laurence King, priced at £9.95.

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