In order to sketch buildings for both of our posters, apart from the works of Salvador Dali or Pieter Bruegel (like the “tower of Babel”), that I’ve mentioned before, I looked to various brutalists buildings and architects such as Emõ Goldfinger and Paul Rudolph.
In addition to that I was inspired by the woodcuts by M.C. Escher and his “game” with reflection, infinity, symmetry, perspective and geometry.
Internet source: http://socks-studio.com/2016/05/22/a-selection-of-paul-rudolphs-perspective-sections/ Paul Rudolph – Lower Manhattan Expressway.
Inspired by Emõ Goldfinger. Draft attempt to draw such buildings.
Inspired by M.C. Escher in a more surreal approach – drafts.
“Print Gallery”, 1956 by M. C. Escher.
Optical illusions from Escher’s work.
That one in particular reminded me of the chess board that I made in my drafts for our posters.
In addition to that, I looked to Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926), a Spanish modernist architect, one of my favorites. Gaudí considered every detail to his creations and combined architecture and crafts by using very different materials like ceramics, stained glass etc. Gaudí studied organic and anarchic geometric forms of nature, searching for a way to give expression to these forms in architecture. He was inspired form romanticism and he wanted to make a connection of architecture with the applied arts and artistic work. He used new materials from which emerged a mixed constructional language, rich in contrasts and meaning with an optimistic way.
We could find inspiration from Gaudí’s designs in order to make our dystopia to look more; at first, like a utopia.