Brutal East by Zupagrafika
Zupagrafika is a Polish creative design studio founded by David Navarro and Martyna Sobecka, which has a special affinity with post-war modernist architecture.
After the success of “Brutal London” paper cut-out collection (2015), Zupagrafika is now back with a brand new project: BRUTAL EAST, that celebrates the charm of the former Eastern Bloc architecture.
It is a kit of illustrated paper cut-outs of architectures of Central and Eastern Europe that allows you to playfully explore and reconstruct some of the most controversial edifices erected behind the Iron Curtain.
Brutal East 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, TV aerials, window curtains, and imperfections present on the facades of those which have not been renovated yet.
The kit also includes a short note on the architects, year of construction and exact location of each building.
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