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Paper Cut-Out Sculptures Inspired by Brutalist London Architecture

In their latest paper-cut collection, Brutal London, Hispano-Polish creative design studio Zupagrafika, take us on a paper cut-out tour of the brutalist architecture of London from 1960s-1970s. Featuring buildings scattered around the districts of Camden, Southwark and Tower Hamlet, this series is a continuation of their open paper block collection, in which they aim to capture and catalogue modernist architecture at risk of extinction.

Made from 100% recycled paper and cardboard, these eco-friendly collections also include a short technical note on the architects, year of construction and exact location of each building, as well as demolition plan if applicable.

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We spoke to David Navarro & Martyna Sobecka, the duo behind Zupagrafika about their work:

The Plus: What is the story behind the founding of Zupagrafika?
David Navarro & Martyna Sobecka:
The studio was founded by David Navarro out of his passion for the Polish Poster School.
Zupagrafika’s realisations stem from conceptual simplicity, purity of form and content coherence.

TP: Do you have any advice for designers who might want to start their own studios?
DN & MS:
Be consequent in what you do and always true to yourselves.

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TP: Will you be further developing your paper cut-out work?
DN&MS:
We are always working on various projects at a time; both commissions and self initiated projects. There is a new paper cut-out collection to come soon.

The complete collection can be ordered from the Zupagrafika online shop, Zupamarket.

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