Illustrating Wonderland with Kristjana S Williams

Produced as part of Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser

Icelandic illustrator Kristjana S. Williams blends traditional Victorian engravings with digital collage techniques to create playful landscapes full of hidden details. Here, we invite you into her eye-popping studio for a sneak peek at her latest V&A commission: illustrating a new Alice in Wonderland themed book to accompany the 2021 exhibition 'Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser'.

Discover how Kristjana took inspiration from the V&A’s collection of 19th-century 'paper peepshows', as well as John Tenniel's famous Alice illustrations, to develop her own unique Wonderland for the V&A.

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The exhibition book, Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser is available in the V&A shop.

Find out about Curious Alice, a virtual reality experience produced by the V&A, HTC Vive Arts and PRELOADED, bringing the work of Kristjana S. Williams to life in a new dimension.

Background image: Illustration from 'Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser', V&A Publishing © Kristjana S. Williams, 2020