Tuesday, July 05, 2016

The Obscure Cities

In the early 1980s François Schuiten created the series Cities of the Fantastic with his friend Benoit Peeters for the Belgian monthly comics magazine À Suivre. Every story focuses on one imaginary city or building, and  explores a world where architects, urbanists, and ultimately ”urbatects”, are the leading powers and architecture is the driving force behind society.

L'affaire Décombres is a multimedia musical video:

music: Bruno Retort
scenario: Benoît Peeters
images: François Schuiten

The Obscure Cities Library offers a selection of books, portfolios, audios and videos that combine to tell the story of this amazing world.


Messy Nessy Chic has posted a wonderful collection of Schuiten and Peeters artwork. Take a look.

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