Welcome to Kangarui's wonderful world of safari graphics & bold prints

Oct 10 2017

We are thrilled to be working with Kangarui, super cool Japanese graphic artist based in Nairobi. Growing up in Kenya, she was greatly influenced by the wild animals surrounding her. Original pieces like Radiant Giraffe and Proud Tembo will put a smile on your face as temperatures drop across the UK.

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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