These Minimalist Posters of Famous Libraries Want to Hang on Your Wall Just Beside the Bookshelf

By Attila Nagy on at

Libraries are magical places, and even the smallest local branch over the corner deserves your attention, and you should pay a visit regularly. Artist André Chiote believes in the power of libraries, and has put together an astounding set of posters to celebrate their importance.

These minimalist posters below, created by Chiote, an architect and illustrator living in Oporto, Portugal, beautiful to behold.

Talking to Arch Daily Chiote noted that:

Libraries are houses of books. And newspapers. And magazines. And music. And movies. The entire world connected, where we are with ourselves and with others. They are our memories and our legacy. The reference of knowledge and leisure but also urbanity. Libraries are the house where we must always return.

Chiote grabbed the most characteristic part of the facade of each building, and pulled it all over the canvas creating geometrically complex, visually striking illustration, with satisfying complementary colors, and play of shadows and lights. His posters are celebrating architecture and knowledge, architects and librarians at the same time.

These Minimalist Posters of Famous Libraries Want to Hang on Your Wall Just Beside the BookshelfAberdeen University Library, Aberdeen, United Kingdom. These Minimalist Posters of Famous Libraries Want to Hang on Your Wall Just Beside the BookshelfAveiro University Library, Aveiro, Portugal. These Minimalist Posters of Famous Libraries Want to Hang on Your Wall Just Beside the BookshelfMunicipal Library of Viana do Castelo, Portugal. These Minimalist Posters of Famous Libraries Want to Hang on Your Wall Just Beside the BookshelfCottbus Library, Cottbus, Germany. These Minimalist Posters of Famous Libraries Want to Hang on Your Wall Just Beside the BookshelfVila de Gràcia Library, Vila de Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain. These Minimalist Posters of Famous Libraries Want to Hang on Your Wall Just Beside the BookshelfEspaña Library, Medellín, Colombia. These Minimalist Posters of Famous Libraries Want to Hang on Your Wall Just Beside the BookshelfNational Library of France, Paris, France. These Minimalist Posters of Famous Libraries Want to Hang on Your Wall Just Beside the BookshelfSeattle Public Library, Seattle, Washington, USA. These Minimalist Posters of Famous Libraries Want to Hang on Your Wall Just Beside the BookshelfSan Antonio Library, San Antonio, Texas, USA.