I found some very pretty pictures today. A scrumptious visual mash-up of 20th century art, design, architecture, photography and cinema, allow me to present a series called The New World, by artistic German duo Geebird & Bamby (great names, right?!).
Using photorealism and graphic design, they create ‘anonymous’ buildings from what appears to be a parallel utopian universe, “set in a time characterized by the conflict of Modernist and Postmodernist convictions”.
I think it’s very necessary here to zoom in on that fantastic typography design…
While these exact buildings may never have existed in our world, that isn’t to say they weren’t inspired by something very real. On their website, the artists provide a few examples of their ‘artefacts’. From a matchbox advertising “Fantastic Single Rooms” that inspired Geebird & Bamby’s The Broken Hearts Hotel (top image), to the vintage map from the “Ever Mall”, or even the typography in an Alfred Hitchcock film poster, you can really see that the body of work showcased during the post war era and the later 20th century is what makes these guys tick. (Kinda like you and me!)
If you’re as tempted as I am to have one of these beauties hanging on your wall, you can head over to the Geebird & Bamby online shop and take a closer look at the details and prices.