Archinect - News 2014-08-22T23:43:36-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/90929498/archibet-if-architects-designed-an-alphabet "Archibet": if architects designed an alphabet... Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-10T19:35:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T17:39:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6b/6bqezn5ccnk5kipj.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The Barcelona-based illustrator responsible for&nbsp;<a href="http://federicobabina.com/ARCHICINE" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archicine</a> and <a href="http://federicobabina.com/ARCHIPIXEL" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archipixel</a>, Federico Babina, has created a whimsical alphabet in the style of 26 particularly inspiring architects. For&nbsp;<a href="http://federicobabina.com/ARCHIBET" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archibet</a>, Babina modeled each letter after an architect with that shared initial. The Guggenheim wraps around a leg of "W" (is for Wright); wood and colorful panels form a grid in the shape of an "E" (for Eames). The references are as diverse as the architectures, but Babina's style beams overall as colorful, retro, almost <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saul_Bass" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Saul Bass</a>-ish.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/de/deli55rmh77aa0ma.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Seeing the alphabet all together as a composite "Archibet City" is another surreal treat, and a snapshot of architectural history.</p> <p> You can check out the rest of the Archibet and all of&nbsp;<strong>Federico Babina</strong>'s work here: <a href="http://federicobabina.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://federicobabina.com/</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/24/24rrjjtfl1x1s93x.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hc/hceb7g2z3b0f2980.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65087780/the-abc-of-architects-this-is-so-great The ABC of Architects ~ this is so great! Paul Petrunia 2013-01-08T14:37:00-05:00 >2013-01-09T10:00:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/we/weeh7wm84rl2u6j1.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This work is an alphabetical list of the most important architects with their best known building. A lot of them have been left out with grief because we only need one for each letter and we done an effort to have differents nationalities.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>