Whether you were aware of it at the time or not, you have probably seen representations of typography in architecture. At least when it comes to some sort of promo piece. Dramatic architectural lines can be a great start for a highly-recognizable piece, causing most of us to do a double-take. The Guggenheim poster by Chermayeff & Geismar Associates, which can be found at the AIGA design archives, is a great example of this- offering the information it needs to convey in an instantly recognizable, eye-catching form.
Something about the rustic, rough-hewn nature of old buildings fascinates me. Many stand as a monument to ingenuity of their creators, their stained wood and dusty stone hold them tightly to the past and what was likely a slower-paced life.
I saw this and was immediately drawn drawn to it. A wonderful example of how restoration is an excellent alternative to destruction.
Time to start sharing another interest of mine… Architecture!
I’ve been an architecture fiend for a while now and those amazing constructions never fail to invite inspection. This is one of those. What makes it better is its low energy consumption. Inhabitat featured this hidden treasure on their New York blog. Check it out!