Meet Kangarui, Nairobi based graphic designer

May 05 2017

We are thrilled to be working with Kangarui, cool artist based in Nairobi. Basically we just love everything about her...

Rui Yamashita is the artst behind Kangarui. She was born in Japan, raised in Kenya and her life experiences are reflected in each of her designs. A quirky fusion style, filled with colour and often with animals found in East Africa, she wishes to spread her safari love around the world. Her passion has always been to get dirty and be creative by exploring all sorts of materials and tools, playing heavily with layers. 

The name 'Kangarui' sounds like an animal often found in Australia, but it is actually a combination of Kanga (or Khanga, a traditional textile from Kenya, often used as headscarves and sarongs) and her first name, Rui. Kanga-Rui💕

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