Archiset illustrated film sets by Federico Babina

Famous film set designs are translated into detailed cross sections that resemble the insides of dolls' houses in this series of illustrations by architect and illustrator Federico Babina. The collection of 17 posters is entitled Archiset and accurately replicates interiors from iconic films such as Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and The Shining by Stanley Kubrick. Federico Babina wanted to create an architectural representation of the set designs and chose to present them as two-dimensional elevations, like a cross section of a dolls' house with characters appearing in familiar poses.


The artist said the selection of movies was based on his favourite set designs: "The film, its atmosphere and script are a fundamental guide for the ideation and design of the posters." Each of the illustrations depicts key details and props from the original sets, which were integral to the plot of the films. Among the recognisable images is the apartment from 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's, where Audrey Hepburn's character lounges in a bath in her living room. The set designed by Ken Adams for the ranch occupied by the famous villain Auric Goldfinger in the 1964 James Bond film is also featured. The illustration of the Overlook Hotel from The Shining includes details such as an axe lodged in a door and the entrance to the haunted Room 237.