Kenn Munk was born in 1974 in Kolding, Denmark not far from Legoland. After finishing high school, he went to London from 1993 to 1994 where his time off from a job at McDonalds was spent sipping free coffee refills at Dunkin Donuts, reading 2000AD, Judge Dredd - The Megazine, Deadline magazine and sketching. He took up photography and decided to go for a career in graphic design.
Returning to Denmark, Kenn Munk enrolled in an animation course and in 1995 he enrolled in design college. After graduation he returned to London for a position at an advertising agency, but left within a week. Back in Denmark, he found a job at a middle-of-the-road advertising agency that convinced him to start his own business on the side - a business that slowly grew until the end of 2006 when he left the agency to run his own company full time.
Kenn's area of work has expanded to marketing, font design, toy design, teaching, and social design and in toy circles he is best known for his custom work that started off being random ideas and hommages to movie characters but has since moved a seperate way, focusing on purely black and white, stylistic designs - culminating in his solo show "Every Thing is Black or White".
Designed Toy Releases
These are toys designed by Kenn.
- Antlor - The Deer Departed (2005) Paper hunting trophies
Toy Series Participation
These are toys that Kenn has lent his design skills to.
- BUD - 3" Son of Ar, Series 3, 2009
- Kaniza - 33bot, Cluster Series 1, 2008
- Qee - UK design-a-qee, Gang
- Trexi - Series 1, Nuuk 'Em, 2005
- Badger - Pictoplasma Series
These are one-off pieces by Kenn.
- Custom for I Am Legion, 2011
- Lunartik in A Cup of Tea - custom for the Lunartik Custom Tea Tour, 2009/2010
- Paper toy for Rock, Paper, Scissors, 2009
- Global Warning - Paper Polar bear
- Red Isen - Paper polar bear for WWF
- Moneygrip - custom for the Get a Grip show, 2008
- Droplets - custom for Jam and Custard, 2008
- Piece for the Limited Edition Exhibition, 2008
- Lefty - for the DIY Calamari show, 2007
- Munny - 8" for the Munny Shot show, 2007
- Teddy Troop - custom for Occupied Territories, 2007
- Piece for Sneaky Critters, 2007
- Custom for the Art Toy Alchemists show, 2007
- BUD - 9" custom for Short Fuse, 2007
- Bunnyskull - SkullBunny19 Custom, 2007
- Action Man Custom for Action Man 40 40, 2006
- Piece for Gee Whizz, 2006
- Dunny - 20" custom for the Dunny Show CPH, 2006