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.