About the artist

BATTLEGROUND STUDIO was founded six years ago by graphic artist William Borde.

With 16 years of experience in the art industry, William has been privileged to work with worldwide brands, using different art styles to create commercially successful designs for the entertainment and apparel industry. Of all those styles, it is in “vintage” that William feels the most connected, particularly to the 1940s and 1950s.

A passionate keeper of World War II memorabilia, William’s collection includes a number of pieces, each with its own story to tell. For him, that strong emotional connection to the 1940s stems from his childhood years spent in the South of France listening to his grandmother and great-grandmother tell their own stories of wartime Europe. Those feelings grew stronger over the years, and now William is able to communicate his passion through his artwork.

“There is a clear theme showing in my art, and though war should not be glorified, the legacy of those who fought in it should be preserved, says William. “Those men and women gave their all for freedom, for victory, and I owe them the same devotion they’ve shown in the sacrifices they’ve made.”

The mission at BATTLEGROUND STUDIO is simple: To spur an interest in a period of historical significance, celebrating the American spirit of unity and reinforcing patriotism.