Federico Babina

November 3, 2016

Federico Babina’s ARCHIPLAY turns famous architects into dramatic set-design illustrations

When we think about architectural drawings, fanciful illustration is not the first thing that comes to mind. However, illustrator and architecture-fan Federico Babina continues to surprise us with his wildly creative and intelligent drawing series that playfully explores the crossover of architecture and illustration. His newest set, ARCHIPLAY, depicts 27 of history's greatest architects as if they were theatrical set-designs characterizing each one with signature elements from the designers' most notable works. ARCHIPLAY includes favorites like Zaha Hadid, Walter Gropius, Frank Gehry and many more.
May 6, 2016

Quirky Playing Cards Are Designed With History’s Most Iconic Architects

Federico Babina is an Italian illustrator who's previously brought us clever illustrative works like Archisutra and Archidirector. In both series, Babina replaces images of people with personified buildings, and with his new series, Archicards, he adopts this same approach but with a twist. Instead of replacing people with buildings, Archicards replaces the standard images found on playing cards with famous architects throughout history. So, the king of hearts is now Corbu, while the king of diamonds is played by Frank Lloyd wright—just to name a few.
November 2, 2015

Apartment-Friendly Kama Sutra Art Replaces Bodies With Buildings

Most of us have heard of the Kama Sutra, and as interesting as it is, it might not be our first choice for our home's wall decor. But this non-traditional version, entitled Archisutra, from architectural illustrator Federico Babina, may be clever enough to change your mind. Traditionally pictorial interpretations of the Kama Sutra include human bodies demonstrating sexual positions from the ancient sanskrit text; however, in Babina's version, the bodies are replaced with buildings while the positions remain the same.
See the illustrations
October 13, 2014

Daily Link Fix: Vintage Photos of Hipsterless Brooklyn; Shoppable Construction Barriers by Kate Spade

Hipsterless Brooklyn: If the title wasn’t great enough, the vintage, post-WWII photos in Time’s online collection are pretty amazing. The Park Slope home of Dwell Magazine’s Editor in Chief Amanda Dameron is everything we’d expect, from hand-blown glass wind chimes to children’s book displays. Take the virtual tour on the New York Times. Archiwindows illustrations by […]