Start the Year the Right Way With 18 Illustrations of Architecture Classics
To celebrate the start of 2015, Xinran Ma, a New York-based architectural designer and illustrator, has created this brutalist-inspired greetings card. Based on his work illustrating over 50 of the classic projects of modernist and brutalist architecture, this card features pieces of these recognizable buildings, remixed and adapted to create a typeface.
Xinran says that the buildings he illustrates all have one unfortunate thing in common: "they are extremely attractive and inspiring to me," he says, but "ironically they have been somehow gradually forgotten." As a result, the illustrations he produces are not just a hobby, but part of an obligation he feels "to defend, memorize and deliver the classics that I believe are immortal." Xinran has shared 18 of these illustrations with ArchDaily to spread the word about these buildings; check them out after the break, and click on the images to find out more about each one.
Cite: Rory Stott. "Start the Year the Right Way With 18 Illustrations of Architecture Classics" 02 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/583539/start-the-year-the-right-way-with-18-illustrations-of-architecture-classics/> ISSN 0719-8884