To many, heart and brut are words that don’t belong next to each other. But they do.

Life is no holiday. Creativity is cruelty in reverse. Good results are based on tough decisions. Flaws are your friends. If you’re brilliantly brut.

So take heart, embrace that feelbrut feeling.

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IN PURSUIT OF BRUTALIST BEAUTIES & RAW ELEGANCE

HEARTBRUT was launched in March 2019 by writer & photographer Karin Hunter Bürki with the ambition to make it easy to love and share brutalist beauty and raw elegance. It catches concrete icons in Switzerland and the UK and delights hearts from Zurich to Hollywood with its signature range of small-edition BRUTALIST BEAUTIES postcards and art prints. The genre-fluid platform embraces feelbrut moods, cutting-edge style and minds who inspire change. Professional services include photography, writing, cooperations, consulting and social ID building.

SELECT PRESS

“BRUTAL SCHÖN”

NZZ AM SONNTAG On BRUTALIST BEAUTIES EDITION

28.7.19

“BRUTAL LOVE”

METER MAGAZIN On ZÜRICH BRUT EDITION

15.4

“BRUTALE GRÜSSE”

HOCHPARTERRE 1/19 on brutalist Beauties Postcards

NEWS

ZURICH BRUTAL

TEXT FOR +41 MAGAZINE

ART BASEL

BRUTALIST BEAUTIES AT JUNE BASEL POP-UP / DESIGN MIAMI

KARIN HUNTER BÜRKI, SELF- Portrait, JANUARY 2019 I ©HEARTBRUT / KARIN HUNTER BÜRKI

ABOUT KARIN HUNTER BÜRKI

Karin is a writer and photographer. The Swiss with English roots is based in Zurich, the perfect place for crisp morning swims in the river

Karin Hunter Bürki is a Swiss writer and photographer with English roots. Born in Zurich, Karin spent her formative years in England and graduated in Fine Art at Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London. She made a name for herself as Play Hunter and the photo blog Playlust, which was the first to put the Swiss style avant-garde on the international radar. Its razor sharp style led to many raised eyebrows, commissions, art shows and the critically acclaimed photo book «Now&Wow – A Style Hunter’s Book of Photographs» (published by Walter Keller), which sits in the Swiss Foundation for Photography collection. Karin has worked as a columnist for international & national media, guest lectured at Zurich University of the Arts and partnered with the likes of Hermès and Nike. Following the success of her debut postcard edition BRUTALIST BEAUTIES, Karin decided to hit refresh and start 2019 with HEARTBRUT.

The sight of brutalist concrete fills me with instant joy. So I decided brut’s the place for me.

What fascinates me about brutalism is its absolute refusal to please, its loudness, the upfront geometrics, the clash of the brutal and the sensuous.

At the same time, brutalism is very photogenic. This fluidity definitely hits a nerve with the zeitgeist. There’s a desire for less conformity and perfection and more heart and guts. With HEARTBRUT I want to bring some of that feelbrut joy back on the map.

SERVICES

LET’S TALK BUSINESS

Like our vibe? Want to learn more about brutalism? HEARTBRUT offers concrete expertise, photography, writing and bespoke social ID strategy services. Take a look below and get in touch here

Photography

Karin Hunter Bürki’s signature aesthetic is inspired by concrete architecture, geometrics, nature and the human face. Her visual narrative is direct, clean-cut and carefully colour-coordinated, but never cold and technical. Her images speak to the heart and mind with honesty and wit.

WRITING

Like her visuals, Karin’s words are razor-sharp, but attack with smartness, substance and wit. Whether it is an Editorial, column, COPy OR PRESS TEXT, the same rules apply: Tell it well. BE informative, eNTERTAINING AND inspiring.

SOCIAL ID & STRATEGY

Your Instagram is the new business card. We help you create a relatable online personality, develop a clear visual narrative and build a content strategy that sings and sells to your target audience. Our services range from check-ups to comprehensive packages.

SELECT CLIENTS

WALDRAUD    YAEL ANDERS    QWSTION    ZURICH UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS    HERMÈS    STUDIO MARCUS KRAFT    NICOLA VON SENGER    NIKE     MERCEDES BENZ    HINT    DAS MAGAZIN     SONNTAGSZEITUNG       KREISLAUF 345

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