Brutal East: Illustrated paper models that celebrate post-war architecture of Eastern Europe

Brutal East is the latest crafty kit by the wonderful Zupagrafika – featured previously – which includes seven illustrated paper models celebrating the post-war architecture of Central and Eastern Europe.

From the functionalist Panelák estates to the otherworldly concrete grand designs, the charm of the former Eastern Bloc architecture is certainly brutal and now's your chance to playfully explore and reconstruct some of the most controversial edifices erected behind the Iron Curtain.

Eco-friendly and printed on recycled paper and cardboard, the charming kit includes a short note on the architects, year of construction and exact location of each building. Now available to buy online.

Zupagrafika is a creative design studio founded by David Navarro and Martyna Sobecka. The duo shares a special affinity with post-war modernist architecture and are authors of award-winning publications, such as Brutal London, Blokoshka and Paris Brut. Find out more at


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