Zupagrafika is an independent publisher, author and design studio established in 2012 by a Hispano-Polish duo - David Navarro and Martyna Sobecka. The studio is based in Poland and has a special affinity with Polish Poster School, post-war modernist architecture and paper.


Since 2012 Zupagrafika has designed, illustrated and published award-winning architectural kits and books showcasing their favourite modernist and brutalist edifices from the former Eastern Bloc and beyond. Their titles include: ‘Blokografia’ (2012), ‘Eastern Block’ (2014), ‘Brutal London’ (2015), ‘Blokoshka’ (2016), ‘Paris Brut’ (2016), ‘Blokowice’ (2016), ‘The Constructivist’ (2017), ‘Brutal East’ (2017), ‘Modern East’ (2017), ‘Hidden Cities’ (2018)


Author of the book ‘Brutal London: Construct Your Own Concrete Capital’ (2016, Prestel Publishing), an adaptation of their paper-cut collection ‘Brutal London’.

David Navarro

Art Director

Graphic Designer

Illustrator

Martyna Sobecka

Editorial Director

Project Manager

Exhibitions


Found New Polska. Z Polski_Tokyo #03. Tokyo (Japan) 2018

26th International Poster Biennale. Polish Poster Museum, Warsaw (Poland), 2018.

Environmental poster exhibition ‘30+5'. Kharkiv, Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Odesa, Lviv (Ukraine), 2018.

Type + Text . The Year of the Avant-Garde. Łódz (Poland), 2017.

Ą Ę ! Pop-Up. Polish Designers. Tent London (London), 2017.

Type + Text . International Typography Poster Exhibition. Lublin (Poland), 2017.

Golden Bee 12/100. Global Biennale of Graphic Design. Vilnius (Lithuania), 2017.

Bio-Art exhibition. Gwacheon National Science Museum (South Korea), 2017.

Budapest Design Week 2016. September 2016. Budapest (Hungary)

Golden Bee 12. Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design. Moscow (Russia), 2016.

Zupagrafika Poster Exhibition. Festiwal Przestrzeni Miejskiej. Galeria Miejska Rzeszów (Poland), 2016.

“Che 30 + Fu 5”. International Poster campaign. 4th Block. Kiev & Kharkiv (Ukraine), 2016.

Zupagrafika Poster Exhibition. KATO. Katowice (Poland), 2016.

Places of Origin: Polish Graphic Design in Context. Reykjavik Design March (Iceland), 2016.

Zupagrafika Poster Exhibition. Institue of Design Kielce (Poland), 2015.

Taiwan International Graphic Design Award 2015. Huashan 1914 Creative Park (Taiwan), 2015.

Italian Poster Biennial. Finale Ligure (Italy), 2015.

Graphic Design Festival Breda (Netherlands), 2015.

Second National Exhibition of Graphic Identities. Gdynia, Warsaw, Wrocław (Poland), 2015.

“Mut zur Wut”. Heidelberg (Germany), 2015.

"Do It Your Way, Polish Design in Pieces", Milan Design Week. Ventura Lambrate, Milan (Italy), 2015.

"+48 Social Club", Tokyo Designer Festival. Vacant, Tokyo (Japan),  2014.

"Design in Poland", London Design Festivaal. Tent London (UK), 2014.

"Must Have 2014" Lodz Design Festival (Poland), 2014.

"Paper City", Regional Museum in Stalowa Wola (Poland), 2014.

24th International Poster Biennale. Polish Poster Museum, Warsaw (Poland), 2014.

Polish Design of the Year 2013. Galeria Kuratorium, Warsaw (Poland), 2013.

Clients


The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

Adam Mickiewicz Institute

Kancelaria Sejmu RP / Polish Parliament
BBC Brit

PRESTEL Publishing

Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Poznań University of Economics

Arsenał City Gallery in Poznań

Fundacja Spot.

The History House in Warsaw

Stary Browar

Ultra Architects

Pan Architekci

SARP Poznań

Malta Festival

ForForm

The National Chamber of Legal Advisers

Zaragoza City Council

Museum of Modern Art Pablo Serrano

Featured in


ARCHDAILY

BBC

WIRED

THE GUARDIAN

LE PARISIEN

DEZEEN

IT´S NICE THAT

DESIGNBOOM

PHAIDON

THE LONDONIST

TIME OUT

CITY LAB

FASTCO DESIGN

MONOCLE MAG

ARCHILOVERS

COOL HUNTING

DOMUS

ICON

BEHANCE

ARCHITIZER

FUBIZ

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

DESIGN TAXI

ARCHINECT

CREATIVEBLOQ

THE DIELINE

UNDER CONSIDERATION

LLGD

INHABITAT

ARCHITECTURE LAB

FRESHOME

GAZETA WYBORCZA

BRYŁA

CULTURE.PL


© 2012- 2018 Zupagrafika. All rights reserved. 

26th International Poster Biennale in Warsaw Catalogue. Monocle. n.83.

Domus. n.1001.

Icon. n.155.

Under Consideration. Q3.

Novum. 09-16

Print Control. n.4.

Bauwelt 9/2015.

24th International Poster Biennale Catalogue.

Italian Poster Biennal Catalogue.

Aktivist n.176.

Zeppelin 123

Cote Est. 

Zrob to w Warszawie.

Yorokobu 60/2015

2 + 3D. n53.

The Guardian. Culture Guide. Dec. 2015.

Newsweek Polska. 18/2016

For some of our projects we collaborate with:


Andrés Navarro. Architect.

Maciej Frącowiak. Sociologist.

EN   PL

ZUPAGRAFIKA is a Registered Trademark in the EU  ( 041, 042 )

Prizes


GOOD DESIGN 2018. Distinction. Polish Institute of Industrial Design.


MUST HAVE Award 2016. Łódz Design Festival.


GOOD DESIGN 2016. Distinction. Polish Institute of Industrial Design.


Graphic Design Festival Breda. 2015. Winner of the Poster Project competition


Taiwan International Graphic Design Award 2015. Distinction


GOOD DESIGN 2015. Distinction. Polish Institute of Industrial Design.


First Price. "Pamiętać o Dziełach Utraconych".
Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and Adam Mickiewicz Institute.


MUST HAVE Award 2014. Łódz Design Festival.


24. International Poster Biennale in Warsaw. Main Exhibition Selection.


GOOD DESIGN 2014. Distinction. Polish Institute of Industrial Design.


DESIGN OF THE YEAR 2013. Honourable Mention in Print Design Category
Association of Polish Graphic Designers STGU