WIDGET: CONTACT INFORMATION
COMMISSIONS + INQUIRIES
I am an illustrator available for commission in editorial, advertising & book publishing, and welcome inquiries for collaboration on projects of all types. Current projects include creating soccer / football art with a focus on MLS, Premier League, La Liga, and international competition.
I look forward to hearing from you at: VAN @ VANHONG .com
WIDGET: UPCOMING PUBLICATION
RECENT + UPCOMING PUBLICATION
BOOK + EDITORIAL
West Bromwich Albion has released a limited edition season-by-season history Years of the Throstle, for which I was commissioned to illustrate the back cover and an inside illustration. It is available for purchase online and at the Hawthorns stadium club shop. This illustration is an intaglio etching produced with aquatint & soft soft ground on a copper plate.
My portraits of Olivier Giroud and Andre Gray are included in the 2nd edition of Season Annual, a beautifully printed review of the Premier League's 2016/7 season. The book was released last summer and is available for purchase here.
Coming soon: the debut print edition of Unusual Efforts, a new online soccer magazine launched last year. I was commissioned to create the cover and all interior illustrations for the inaugural issue. This publication will be released in 2018.
Other recently published illustrations include the cover for the Winter issue of 3Elements Literary Review, and several interior illustrations. I contribute regularly to both print and online editions of Sula Collective. Earlier this year, I have had work in Inquiries Journal, a cross-disciplinary academic publication.
WIDGET: GIFT OF A GOAL
EVERY LIVERPOOL GOAL
I am excited to be one of six artists participating in a collaborative charity fundraiser called Gift of a Goal. I will be illustrating every Liverpool goal scored in the Premier League's 2016/17 season to raise funds in support of The Robin Cancer Trust and The Willow Foundation.
My work in Season Annual 2016/17 will be in the exhibition of the book launch in London. The event is on June 15th at Hoxton Basement, where the book will be first available for purchase.
NEW YORK RED BULLS
Last summer, pieces from my New York Red Bulls portrait series appeared in exhibits at the School of Visual Arts, as well as in a special event called Trequartista. This was a two-part exhibit hosted by Soccer Sensei to open the Copa America Centenario, and for the final match of the Euros.
WIDGET: BALL MAPS
Hand-drawn Ball Maps track the movement of the ball during the course of a match, and include notations recording goals, shot attempts, fouls drawn, set pieces, and other details.
The series originated with the 2014 World Cup and continue to expand with selected matches from the English Premier League, La Liga, and the Euros.
Reproductions are available as giclee prints, made at an established Brooklyn printshop specializing in fine art printing, with pigmented inks and archival papers. Originals are available solely by commission as intaglio etchings, made with zinc or copper plates with the original hand-drawn map added with chine colle.