Wallpaper* has long been a fan of the work of London-based illustrator and artist Von. Combining traditional drawing with digital imaging, his meticulously produced works are surreal renditions of everyone and everything whether tennis players or abstract renderings of pop culture icons. But it’s in his beautifully restrained sketches of animals that Von’s sure-handed technique is seen to best effect.
First shown in his 2007 solo show in New York, his ‘Animal Series’ – a flickering montage of horses, lions, elephants and birds in mid-flight – has been co-opted into billboards, Liberty of London prints and even a Trussardi runway show.
Fifty boxed sets of five signed and numbered prints (40cm x 30cm) are now available for online sale at £225 each. Unusually, none of the drawings has previously been available, but the icing is that five original signed drawings have been inserted into random boxes. We’re already hankering for the next edition.