Crown or Dunce Cap? Starchitects Wear Their Famous Buildings As Hats

Yes; these are quite silly. Brooklyn-based illustrator Paul Tuller imagined a series of six starchitects—the "kings and queens" of the profession—wearing their iconic constructions as jaunty pillbox-style hats (or royal crowns, depending on your perspective).

The result is as delightful as it is goofball; a playful new identity for both the monumental buildings as well as the big personalities responsible for them.

Crown or Dunce Cap? Starchitects Wear Their Famous Buildings As Hats

It's fun to picture these accessories existing in some sort of real-world cosplay fashion show; a modern take on the endlessly charming Beaux-Arts Ball in 1931, which saw a dozen architects don full-body get-ups, or even a sleeker take on San Francisco's wildly campy Beach Blanket Babylon.

Crown or Dunce Cap? Starchitects Wear Their Famous Buildings As Hats

I could also see them them as collect 'em all trading cards. Who would you like to see represented—and with what work perched on their head? Ol' Frank and his ravey-balls hair metal Biomuseo? Fujimori and his earthy Takasugi-an tea house? Julia Morgan and her massive Hearst Castle?

Purchase individual prints of one of the whole gang here, for $15 to $17 each. [Co.Design ]