Brutal East

Build Your Own Brutalist Eastern Bloc

Art Direction  I  Editorial design  I  Illustration  I Architecture  I   2017

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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-out models 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 and in former Yugoslavia. Contains 7 brutalist buildings to assemble, from omnipresent pre-cast housing estates to mighty post-soviet landmarks awaiting renovation or threatened by demolition. 

Eastern Gate of Belgrade. Belgrade (Serbia)

“Romanița” Collective Housing Tower. Chisinau (Moldova)

House of Soviets. Kaliningrad (Russia)

Jižní Město Panelák Housing Estate. Prague (Czech Republic)

Novosmolenskaya Housing Complex. St. Petersburg (Russia)

Sporto Rūmai. Vilnius (Lithuania)

“Manhattan” Housing Complex. Wrocław (Poland)

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: February 2017.

A kit of 7 paper cut-out models celebrating post-war architecture of Central and Eastern Europe

By Zupagrafika





St. Petersburg



Size: 24 x 30 x 0,5 cm.

Eco-fiendly paper

Photo by Alexander Veryovkin for Zupagrafika

Photo by Mihail Kalarashan for Zupagrafika.

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Photos no.15 and 17 were taken for Zupagrafika by Alexander Veryovkin and Mihail Kalarashan, respectively.