These beautiful minimalist posters designed by Andrea Gallo are a study of six masters of architecture. Each design, in black and white, conveys the style of the architects work. It is successfully communicated with abstracted forms from their body of work. Can you recognize the famous buildings from these simple images? They include the National Assembly of Bangladesh by Louis Kahn, the University School of Science and Technology by Alvar Alto, Notre Dame du haut, by Le Corbusier, the German Universal Exhibition Pavilion by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, by Frank Lloyd Wright, and last but certainly not least, the Bauhaus School and Faculty, by Walter Gropius. No doubt, a significant list. Well interpreted and represented in Andrea Gallo’s work. The thing I find most intriguing about this collection is the diversity of stylistic representation. Each architect study has an essence evocative of the architects work. Yet, the range is broad, from Prairie Style of Frank Lloyd Wright, to the International Style of Mies van der Rohe. To me, it seems an ambitious undertaking to attempt to graphically convey these stylistic elements in one minimal graphic approach. Personally, I think it works.
So, which one is your favorite? Rumor has it, they will be on sale soon. The New York City artist has posted them on his Flicker site. I think they are interesting, both in composition and content. The black and white palette has a go-anywhere appeal. What do you think?
Images found here.