Hugh Ferriss (1889-1962) was an American architect and illustrator, whose drawings inspired the look of Gotham City (the home of Batman) and dieselpunk classic Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.
Drawing by Hugh Ferriss, circa 1939
Illustration from Hugh Ferriss, The Metropolis of Tomorrow (1929)
Drawing of the Majestic Hotel by Hugh Ferriss, 1930
Drawing of Lever House, New York by Hugh Ferriss, circa 1953
Drawing of the Shelton Towers Hotel, New York by Hugh Ferriss, circa 1953
Drawing of an imaginary city by Hugh Ferriss, 1925