Chris Labrooy Turns Architecture Into Typography

Chris Labrooy Turns Architecture Into Typography

Chris Labrooy Turns Architecture Into Typography

Chris Labrooy Turns Architecture Into Typography

Chris Labrooy Turns Architecture Into Typography

Inspiration comes in many forms, and for UK designer/illustrator Chris Labrooy his came quite literally. Drawing from the works of some of the most famous architects out there, Chris has created these beautiful, 3D typefaces which spell out the architects name using some of their most famous creations as the foundations. What you see above are Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, Oscar Niemeyer and Toyo Ito, all of which I thought were quite impressive. Some pieces, like the Zaha Hadid one, were based more on her formal language, rather than a particular building, whereas the Tadao Ando one is very much created from the visual language of his structures.

If you dig these imagers I’d suggest visiting each of the projects on his site where you can see a bunch of behind-the-scenes pre vis stuff as well as some sketches that helped him figure out these pieces. He has also a bunch of other great work in his portfolio, I’d highly suggest taking some time to check it out.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

August 29, 2011 / By

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