Zupagrafika is an author and creative design studio founded by David Navarro and Martyna Sobecka
The studio has a special affinity with post-war modernist architecture. They are authors of award-winning publications, such as: Brutal London, Blokoshka or Paris Brut.
After the success of their “Brutal London” paper cut-out collection (2015), Polish studio Zupagrafika is now back with their brand new project inspired by postsoviet architecture. From the functionalist panelák estates to the otherworldly concrete grand designs, the charm of the former Eastern Bloc architecture is certainly brutal.
“Brutal East” by Zupagrafika is a kit of illustrated paper cut-outs celebrating post-war architecture of Central and Eastern Europe that allows you to playfully explore and reconstruct some of the most controversial edifices erected behind the Iron Curtain.
Contains 7 brutalist buildings to assemble, from omnipresent pre-cast housing estates to mighty post-soviet landmarks awaiting renovation or threatened by demolition.
All models feature very detailed illustrations and include such distinctive features of each building as: original graffiti redrawn from their facades (sic!), TV aerials, window curtains, and imperfections present on the facades of those which have not been renovated yet.
The kit is Eco-friendly
– printed on recycled paper and cardboard, including a short note on the architects, year of construction and exact location of each building. Out on February 2017. Now available in their online shop.
More info: zupagrafika.com