Illustrating Wonderland with Kristjana S Williams

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.

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