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.
makING it easy to love and share the beauty of brut
HEARTBRUT Explores BRUTALIST BEAUTy and connects it WITH PHOTOGRAPHY, Features, Limited edition prints AND SERVICES
HEARTBRUT explores the beauty of brutalist architecture and connects it with photography, features, print editions and services. Launched in March 2019, the platform for brut is run by Zurich-based writer and photographer Karin Hunter Bürki. HEARTBRUT is decidedly genre-fluid, loves beautiful clashes and serves fresh, relevant, honest and timeless content and products. Its signature range of small-run BRUTALIST BEAUTIES postcards and art prints has a customer base reaching from The National Museum Zurich to Hollywood. Following an inaugural exhibition, talks and guided tours, HEARTBRUT hit Art Basel, where its postcards were available at Design Miami-based concept pop-up June Basel and Karin caught the highlights during preview days.
Photography & text on Triemli Tower for new Swiss everyday cultural print magazine +41
BRUTALIST BEAUTIES hits Art Basel at Design Miami based June Basel & the official Swiss Design Awards shop
BIG CARD release
BRUTALIST BEAUTIES available at Print Matters! Shop
ZÜRI BRUT guided tour for Kreislauf 345
ZÜRICH BRUT sets available at National Museum Zurich Boutique
ZÜRICH BRUT set of postcards launched
“The sight of bare, bold concrete fills me with instant joy. So I decided brut’s the place for me”
HEARTBRUT is FOUNDED & RUN BY writer AND photographer Karin Hunter Bürki. The Swiss with English roots is based in Zurich, the perfect place for crisp morning swims in the river.
Karin Bürki Hunter is a photographer and author with Swiss and English roots. Born in Zurich, Karin spent her forming years in England where she graduated in Fine Arts at Saint Martins College of Art & Design. She made a name for herself under her nome de plume Play Hunter and the photo blog Playlust which was the first to put the Swiss style avante-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», 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.
“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. HEARTBRUT wants to bring some of that feelbrut joy back on the map.”
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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.
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. KEEP IT snack-sized, pack a punch. FOR ATTENTION SPANS ARE LOW.
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