Italian architect and Illustrator Federico Babina releases a new collection of colorful architectural illustrations, depicting 17 classic fairy tales, under the name of ARCHITALE. The Italian artist, currently residing in Barcelona, has presented his marvelous collection as “a tribute to fairytale universe where the architectures are reinvented to accommodate the protagonists of the story.”
Regarding this collection, Babina explains a resemblance between fairy tales and architecture by saying that “beautiful fairy tales like good architecture are adorned with magic and mystery and supported by a solid structure. Like any great work of art they encapsulate the maximum depth and the maximum simplicity.” He also mentions a personal inspiration by the “exotic structures” which house the fantastic worlds of these fairy tales.
Babina’s illustrations are abstractions of the main themes of each fairy tale they depict. As said by Babina, they are “dancing between reality and fantasy in an intuitive and sensory exercise where each architectural detail is a small piece that reveals information about the characters and the story.” The fairy tales represented in this collection include Cinderella, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, and Aladdin, among other classics.
You can find the complete collection on Babina’s website