The Iceland-born illustrator has carved a niche for herself by creating anachronistic, antiquarian-style images of imaginary animals.
Her Victorian engraving mash-ups have earned her commissions with clients including the V&A, Zubrowka Vodka and this weekend’s Wilderness Festival.
As part of this year’s London Design Festival, Outline Editions is organising the Anachroquarianism exhibition, which will see Williams create illustrations inspired by – and exhibited alongside – some of the giants of 19th-century natural history illustration.
The show, in partnership with and hosted by Shapero Rare Books, will feature Williams reinterpretations of works by artists such as Edward Lear, John Gould, Joseph Wolf and Jacque Barraband.
As well as the exhibition, Williams will also be hosting a free workshop where visitors will be able to create their own collages based on Antiquarian engravings.
Anachroquarianism: Kristjana S Williams vs the Victorian Engravers is at Shapero Rare Books, 32 St George Street, London W1S from 14-22 September.