Italian graphic designer Federico Babina has a fondness for architecture and old video games. He combined these two interests to create a set of graphics that depict starchitects of the past and present as pixelated characters from 8-big video games.

Babina's delightful designs show the architects along with their monumental creations. "The idea of ​​this project is to represent the complexity of the forms and personalities through the simplicity of the pixel," he told Dezeen. "It's a metaphor of architecture where every little detail is a key component of the whole mosaic." 

The series includes architecture heavyweights like Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Frank Gehry and Rem Koolhaas accompanied by their respective buildings. Babina's designs also depict architecture giants who have been making headlines this summer like Zaha Hadid with her New York High Line building and Renzo Piano with his new design for the Whitney Museum (coincidentally, also along the High Line).

[via Dezeen]

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