Graphic artist Federico Babina has given the alphabet a high-brow remix. He has re-imagined each letter as a world-famous architect. His new series “Archibet” is a compilation of illustrations, each featuring a building with the first letter of the appropriate architect’s name. The letters were carefully designed to manifest each architect’s style, whether as a copy of one of the architect’s buildings or as a study of that architect’s general design language.
“Each letter is a small surrealist building that becomes part of an imaginary city made up of different shapes and styles, all speaking the same language of architecture,” Babina told Dezeen.
While transforming each letter into a building that reflected the architect’s signature style must surely have been a challenge, the hardest part, according to Babina, was selecting which 26 architects to feature.