Martyna Sobecka

Editorial director, writer

Zupagrafika are David Navarro and Martyna Sobecka, an independent publisher, author, photography team, and design studio established in 2012 in Poznań, Poland, celebrating modernist and brutalist architecture, design and photography in a unique and playful way.

Over the last decade, Zupagrafika has created, illustrated, and published award-winning books and kits exploring the post-war modernist and brutalist architecture of the former Eastern Bloc and beyond. Their publications have featured contributions from architects and writers such as Norman Foster, John Grindrod, Barnabas Calder, Christopher Beanland, Konstantin Budarin, Alessandro Benetti, Anna Cymer, and Florian Heilmeyer. David and Martyna are the authors and publishers of titles such as Blok Wschodni (2014), Brutal London (2015), Blokoshka (2016), Paris Brut (2016), The Constructivist (2017), Brutal East (2017), Modern East (2017), Hidden Cities (2018), as well as the books Brutal London (2016, Prestel), Brutal Britain (2018), Eastern Blocks (2019), Panelki (2019), Concrete Siberia (2020), Brutal Poland (2020), Monotowns (2021), Brutal East vol. II (2021), The Tenants (2022), Soviet Playgrounds (2022), Słup (2023), Concrete Hong Kong (2023), and Kiosk (2024).

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Newsweek Polska



Łódz Design Festival, 18th edition. Art-Inkubator, Łódz (Poland), 2024.

28th International Poster Biennale. Polish Poster Museum, Warsaw (Poland), 2023.

27th International Poster Biennale. Polish Poster Museum, Warsaw (Poland), 2021. Plattenbau. WBS70. Galerie Kunsthaus Raskolnikow, Dresden (Germany), 2020.

CinEast Film Festival. Photography. Neimёnster Centre, Luxembourg, 2019.

Polaryzacja Brutalna. Zupagrafika Works. TŁOK x Gdynia Design Days (Poland), 2019.

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 (UK), 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 Festival. 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.


Must Have Award 2024. Łódz Design Festival.  

Projekt Roku 2022. STGU. Wyróżnienie.

PGD 2020. Polish Graphic Design Awards. Editorial. Wyróżnienie.

Good Design 2018. Polish Institute Of Industrial Design.

Must Have Award 2016. Łódz Design Festival.

Good Design 2016. Wyróżnienie. Polish Institute Of Industrial Design.

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

Taiwan International Graphic Design Award 2015. Editorial.

Good Design 2015. Polish Institute Of Industrial Design.

'Pamiętać O Dziełach Utraconych'. Polish Ministry Of Culture And National Heritage & Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

Must Have Award 2014. Łódz Design Festival.

24. International Poster Biennale In Warsaw. Wyróżnienie. Main Exhibition.

Good Design 2014. Polish Institute Of Industrial Design.

Projekt Roku 2013. Print Design
. Association Of Polish Graphic Designers STGU

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