Sorayama first drew his first mechanised robot in 1978, way ahead of the current AI and robotics boom. The seventy-something Japanese artist calls his meticulous work ‘super realism.’ “My first was a robot created for Suntory whisky advertising - the ‘bot’ is depicted drinking on a rock in outer space. There is no reason for my fascination, only that I was obsessed with shiny metallic stuff since childhood,” he says.

The legendary graphic artist has conjured up a dynamic surfer girl bot exclusively for Lane Crawford. She first began life as a 3D figurine, expertly hand crafted. In 2D she is seen to glide over the surface of phone jackets, baseball caps, skate decks and even a pack of cards in all her gleaming physical glory.