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
NEW YORK RED BULLS
Last summer, pieces from a portrait series of the New York Red Bulls 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.
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.
RECENT + UPCOMING PUBLICATION
ILLUSTRATIONS IN EDITORIAL
Unusual Efforts, a new online soccer magazine launched earlier this year and commissioned me to create the cover and all interior illustrations for the inaugural print edition. Here is preview of the artwork accompanying the debut issue, soon to be available in Spring 2017.
My work has also appeared recently for the cover for the Winter issue of 3Elements Literary Review, as well as interior illustrations. I contribute regularly to both print and online editions of Sula Collective. Most recently, I have had an illustration appear in Inquiries Journal, a cross-disciplinary academic publication.
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.