it was alongside the rise of the soviet era when the russian avant-garde movement started one of the most influential creative revolutions in the 20th century — the constructivists. influenced by the movement, creative design studio zupagrafika allows you to playfully shape your own avant-garde community with geometrical cut-out shapes, reflecting some of the most seminal examples of russian constructivist architecture erected between the early 1920’s and mid-1930’s. the studio is the author of award-winning publications such as ‘eastern block‘, ‘blokoshka‘, ‘brutal east‘, ‘brutal london’, and ‘paris brut’.

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zupagrafika has a special affinity with post-war modernist architecture. ‘build your own russian constructivist playground’ is designed especially for children and their parents to engage them in a playful, interactive tour around the constructivist world of forms and colours, and practice their spatial imagination. it contains four press out comrades to assemble without glue or scissors and includes an educative note on russian avant-garde architecture and easy to follow instructions. 

an overview of the first page

the cut-out book contains four press out comrades to assemble without glue or scissors

the ‘communal house of the textile institute’ cut-out

the ‘kirov district administration building’ cut-out

zupagrafika studio has a special affinity with post-war modernist architecture

all four cut-outs completed

the ‘playground’

the book comes with an educative note on russian avant-garde architecture and easy to follow instructions

a poster depicting the constructivist era

a page containing information on the constructivist movement

the back cover of the book




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