Graphic artist Chris Labrooy has designed a series of type faces based on the work of famous architects and designers.
The designs are inspired by the work of some of Labrooy's design heroes: Frank Gehry (top), Ettore Sottsass (above) and Toyo Ito (below).
Here's some text from Labrooy:
ETTORE: Letter forms inspired by sottsass's early 80's furniture.
This period in history wasn't particularly beautiful, but was very colourful with shit loads of attitude.
This work is an attempt to revisit the past, get inspired, and share with people new and interesting interpretations on familiar historical works.
FRANK: The Frank image was fun to make because he has a rich and diverse vocabulary.
I was spoilt for choice when developing each of the letters but i settled for those which made for the best composition.
They include : Guggenheim Bilboa / Aerospace museum / Ghery house / experience music project / dancing house prague.
TOYO: The TOYO piece aimed to be simple and complex at the same time.
I love the combination of simple forms and inricate perforations. These letters are based on : TOD's omotesando / Tower of winds / Taichung opera house / Mikimoto department store.
- Brutalist buildings: Unité d'Habitation…, Marseille by Le Corbusier
- Coop Himmelb(l)au's Musée des Confluenc…es opens on a river peninsula in Lyon
- Never Never Land House by Andrés Jaque
- Malta's 20-storey outdoor lift was desig…ned to look "like an old building"
- Museo Casa de la Memoria
- VitraHaus by Herzog & de Meuron
- Jochen Specht envelops a 1960s house in …a new timber and concrete facade
- Paris apartment by MAAJ Architectes
- Studio Weave celebrates old London trade…s with Clerkenwell Design Week pavilion
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