New York based designer and illustrator Xinran Ma decided to create a series of Brutalist greeting cards for the beginning of 2015. Already the creator of illustrations depicting modernist and brutalist architecture, this particular cards contain parts of famous buildings, reinterpreted to create a typeface.
The artist jokingly stated that all of the buildings he illustrates have one flaw: they are extremely attractive and inspiring to me,” he says, “but ironically they have been somehow gradually forgotten.”
This is why he considers that his illustrations are not a hobby or a job related act, but an obligation to “defend, memorize and deliver the classics that I believe are immortal.” And indeed, what can be more appropriate for an architectural designer and illustrator than to preserve the existing architectural fond and to promote it? Xinran Ma’s initiative is not only creative and fun, but profoundly right and a creative way of paying tribute to architecture that exists so far.