What a Wonderful World
Kai & Sunny are a prolific, multidisciplinary design duo, whose work appears in many arenas of art: fashion, advertising, publishing, illustration and exhibitions. Their work has won them multiple accolades, including a nomination for a D&AD silver award in illustration/design. They have worked on such global campaigns for megabrands, including Apple, Microsoft, Vodafone, Becks and Ford.
The two have worked together since college, and some of their best work comes from their very own fashion label Call of the Wild. Together they design full clothing lines from t-shirts to jackets and have collaborated on numerous projects with Nike and Reebok. Their sought after label is featured in some of the most prestigious boutiques across Europe and America.
Their intricate, natural and sometimes sinister design style has earned them commissions for David Mitchell book covers along with an installation at Liberty’s London and now their largest solo show to date: ‘What a Wonderful World.’ Inspired by such beatnik writers as Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, along with the honesty and aesthetic of Folk Art, this series of landscapes on paper and canvas explores that sense of freedom, imagination and anticipation of the unknown, that one can only experience while ‘on the road.’ ‘What A Wonderful World’ takes the viewer on a scenic route from land to sea, serene to surreal, while appreciating the dark but simultaneously uplifting beauty along the way.
‘What a Wonderful World’ will open at the Stolen Space Gallery this January, and fittingly so. While it’s the start of a new year, January comes with a sinister undertone, and is the beginning of the winter blues. ‘What A Wonderful World’ echoes that very notion of January - uplifting yet dark. With a suitable soundtrack, created by Pablo from Unkle, viewers will experience the unique land of Kai and Sunny that is truly - how to put it - wonderful.