Hugh Ferriss

In the age of computers and all things digital the divide between drawing and architecture is ever widening. In memory of times gone by, when the cornerstone of creating was the ability to mark a piece of paper, here is a selection of Hugh Ferriss’s epic illustrations. Images that suggest gargantuan proportions and atmospheres that could make even Anton Chigurh’s buttocks tingle.

Ferriss fixation was drawing and despite not designing a noteworthy building his influence on the architects of his generation was profound. Pop culture also took from his reference, Inspiring many classic/cult cityscapes from Gotham city to the scenes in Kerry Coran’s directorial debut Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.

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