Kristjana S Williams at Shapero Rare Books

Organised by Outline Editions in London, illustrator Kristjana S Williams has created a series of prints inspired by (and exhibited alongside) Victorian natural history engravings at Shapero Rare Books in Mayfair in London.

Organised by Outline Editions in London, illustrator Kristjana S Williams has created a series of prints inspired by (and exhibited alongside) Victorian natural history engravings at Shapero Rare Books in Mayfair in London.

Williams creates fantastical compositions out of original source material, mostly 19th century engravings, and by way of collage and colouring creates new landscapes and creatures even more exotic than the illustrated flora and fauna she references.

To create the work for this particular exhibition, Shapero Rare Books gave Williams access to prints of and books brimming with antiquarian illustrations of birds and other creatures by the likes of Jacques Barraband and Elizabeth and John Gould.

Here’s a look at some of the new works…


Andy Audubon CMYK, available as an 841 x 590mm archival giclée print on Hahnemuhle Photorag in an edition of 145. £215


Astrikur Raudi, 594 x 420mm archival giclée print in an edition of 75, £145


Fjoluraut Pall, 420 x 420mm print in an edition of 145, £115. Also available in a larger size of 610 x 610mm for £215

Above and below: shots taken in the rather splendid environs of Shapero Rare Books

Anachroquarianism by Kristjana S Williams runs until September 22 as part of London Design Festival at Shapero Rare Books, 32 Saint George Street, London W1S 2EA. Prints are available online from outline-editions.co.uk.

See more of Williams work at kristjanaswilliams.com.

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