Blokowice is a collection of paper cut-out models representing 1960s-1980s modernist and brutalist architecture of Katowice, capital of Upper Silesian Industrial Region (Poland). The series features: iconic buildings to be found in the city centre (Spodek, Superjednostka), prefab blocks from the outskirts (Osiedle Odrodzenia), a charactersitic star-shaped estate (Osiedle Gwiazdy), as well as the controversial brutalist building of Katowice railway station demolished in 2011. To celebrate the unique character of Katowice, we also include a postindustrial pit-shaft model. The collection is made up of six illustrated models to assemble. The whole set is printed on recycled paper and includes a short technical note on building`s architects, year of construction and exact location.
Zupa`s realizations stem from conceptual simplicity, purity of form and content coherence. We have a special bond with architecture, typography and paper.
Zupagrafika is a Hispano-Polish creative design studio set up in 2012 in Poznań, Poland. The studio was founded by David Navarro out of his passion for the Polish Poster School. Their paper cut-outs and other objects are inspired by modernist & brutalist architecture and Polish industrial design icons, in the form of theme based series.
Spodek’s Architects: Maciej Gintowt, Maciej Krasiński, Jerzy Hryniewiecki | Built: 1964–1971 | Max. height: 32 m | Sport & Show Arena Al. Wojciecha Korfantego 35, Katowice
The set contains 3 sheets of recycled paper: 300g (cover) and 200g (cut-outs). Printed in Poland | Pack size: 23 x 35 cm | Assembled Model: 6 cm (height) 12 cm (diameter)