typography as microarchitecture
In his newest ‘ARCHIFONT’ collection, Federico Babina presents a collection fonts impressed by the 28 most iconic architects and designers of the twentieth century. Every letter, formed and wearing structure, is modulated to inform the story of the structure of an “enlightened folks.”
Letters, as micro-architecture, come collectively to construct a metropolis of phrases and meanings of various shapes and types. They work to convey part of the aesthetic and inventive persona of the mirror protagonists. A mirrored image of the opposing architects and designers, the lyrics are minimal and natural. Modernist and futuristic. Expressionist and brutalist. Deconstructivist and constructivist. Postmodernist and metabolist.
all photos by Federico Babina
federico babina creates transformative symbols XX. century structure
All through historical past, the design of fonts has performed a serious function in telling the inventive types and currents that created it. They’re typically related to a historic context, a mode and communication intentions, private emotionality or a philosophical concept of visible magnificence.
Babina himself compares the perceptions of the letters of the alphabet with these “bare individuals who start to know and gown to outline their character and persona to current to their readers”. By influencing the readability and which means that the reader desires to attribute to the textual content, they stimulate a private response that impacts our emotions.
In response to this philosophy, Italian designer “ARCHIFONT” creates a brand new font, the place every letter turns into an emblem that provides semantic which means to communication photos. The lyrics, in a video animation that seem elegantly throughout a community of designs, clarify the traits, beliefs and emotionality of a few of the most necessary architects, designers and design actions in historical past.
Frank Lloyd Wright
‘ARCHIFONT’ XX. It takes inspiration from lots of a very powerful architects and designers of the twentieth century
Mies van der Rohe
title: THE ARCHIVE
designer: Federico Babina
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