Archifont series by Federico Babina - Alvar Aalto.

Archifont series by Federico Babina – Alvar Aalto.

Architecture, Graphic Design – From Zaha Hadid to Frank Lloyd Wright, from Oscar Niemeyer to Tadao Ando, and more… In the Archifont series, minimal and organic letters move gracefully on paper, talking, whispering, and shouting a message in the style of iconic architects.

Archifont series by Federico Babina - Luis Barragan.

The letters of the alphabet are like naked people who meet and begin to dress, defining their own character and personality with which to present themselves to their readers.” Barcelona-based architect and graphic designer Federico Babina told Archipanic.

Archifont series by Federico Babina - Zaha Hadid.

I imagined a typeface inspired by some of the most important architects and designers of the 20th century, shaping and dressing each letter of architecture, able to tell a part of the aesthetic and artistic personality of the protagonist.” Babina challenged all styles, be it modernist or futurist, expressionist or brutalist, deconstructivist or constructivist, postmodernist or metabolist.

Archifont series by Federico Babina - Marcel Breuer.

Each letter was conceived “as a microarchitecture, a small structure that binds to the others building a city made of words and meanings with different forms and styles. In this voyage or village illustrated, letters modulate narrating the architecture.”

Archifont series by Federico Babina - Oscar Niemeyer.

Throughout history, font design has played a leading role in narrating the styles and artistic currents that created it. “Typefaces are often linked to a historical context, a style and a different way of interpreting communicative intentions, personal emotionality or the philosophical idea of visual beauty.”

Archifont series by Federico Babina - Tadao Ando.

The idea is to imagine a typeface inspired by some of the most important architects and designers of the 20th century, shaping and dressing each letter of architecture, able to tell a part of the aesthetic and artistic personality of the protagonist.” Adds Babina.

Archifont series by Federico Babina - Frank Lloyd Wright.

In Archifont, each letter is transformed into a symbol that adds semantic meaning to reading as a communicative image. “I don’t like to describe my illustrations. I like the idea that everyone can make their own personal journey to discover details and references.”

Archifont series by Federico Babina - Mies Van der Rohe.

Archifont series by Federico Babina - Verner Panton.

Archifont series by Federico Babina - Carlo Scarpa.

All graphic designs by Federico Babina.

Archifont series by Federico Babina - All

Archifont series by Federico Babina – All