Kai and Sunny boxed print editions The Flower Show
Kai and Sunny's latest exhibition, The Flower Show, is set to open later this week at East London's StolenSpace gallery. The duo has given CR a sneaky look at the A3 limited edition box set that will be released as part of the show, containing five letterpressed images – all of which take inspiration from flowers – from the exhibition.
The set also includes a short story entitled The Gardener, written exclusively for the project by author David Mitchell (the duo's cover for Mitchell's 2004 novel, Cloud Atlas, appears in the June issue's Monograph).
Inside the box the there are six A3 letterpressed prints, five of which are images from Kai and Sunny's exhibition, and one of which is the short story by Mitchell. All are signed and numbered in an edition of 50, one-colour, Heavy Impression on 300gsm Somerset Velvet stock. The prints are wrapped in translucent tissue paper and sealed with a blob of wax, as above.
"We loved the idea of marrying literature with our images," says Kai Clements of the story included in the box set. "Sunny and I are both huge fans of David Mitchell's work and because of our history with him, having designed covers for his books, we felt it was right to approach him for this project. We sent over our images and asked if he'd be interested in writing a short story exclusively for us based on the images. We were so pleased he agreed and even more happy when we read the story - it sits with the images perfectly."
The A3 limited edition box sets will cost £200 + VAT. Full details will be posted soon at kaiandsunny.com
UPDATE: Since posting this, Kai and Sunny have sent us some shots of the just-hung exhibition, The Flower Show. Here is an exclusive sneak peek at the show:
The Flower Show will run from June 3 - 26 at StolenSpace gallery, Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL. Opening times and more details at stolenspace.com
can't wait for the "full details" to buy one set
Beautiful! Can't wait to see the show tomorrow!
These are stunning. Will have to make a trip up to London to see the show.
VERY VERY SMART!!!
Wow so beautiful!
Wow - this is beautiful. I love the use of the letterpress print and blind emboss, which works perfectly, and the packaging too - a change of stock to a delicate variety, the wax seal, the box. A lovely, tactile piece that you would naturally handle with great care - perfect given the subject matter. Thanks for sharing, this will be going in our inspiration folder!
What a beautifully considered piece of work, I like the attention to detail with the typography and the way the work is packaged. And obviously the work is great.
Kai and Sunny. It seems just so inadequate to call your work beautiful. Your art work is simply the most stunning I have seen in a very long time. To capture organic form in such geometric style is truly inspiring. If I can get to London to see the exhibition in the flesh I will.
Awesome work guys : )
That's great work by the guys. The texture and design are real stand out. Having gone to the shows myself, I can vouch for them and say that their work is even better up close. I look forward to future events.
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