6 March 2018

Myth Match

Have you ever wondered what a Unifin would look like? Yes, a Unifin, it's a mix between a unicorn and a griffin. That’s the kind of creature you can find in Good Wives & Warriors fantastical flipbook “Myth Match” which collects together magical and mythical creatures from all over the world. Mix and match the creatures, swap the fronts and backs and create over 1,000 possible wondrous beasts!

Hand Drawn & Painterly Illustrators

5 March 2018

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Sam Gilbey has made it onto the cover of The Guide, the Guardian’s weekend magazine, with a portrait of Krysten Ritter as Marvel’s heroine Jessica Jones. His hand-rendered realistic digital paintings have already attracted prestigious clients such as Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox, as well as officially licensed posters for  Marvel’s Avengers, Universal Studios and Monty Python. Stay tuned for Jessica Jones Season 2 (8th March on Netflix), the actress even shared the cover on her social media!

Painterely Illustrator

2 March 2018

New Artist Ruby Taylor!

It's Friday, and what better way to send you off into the weekend than with a new artist announcement! Ruby Taylor collects inspiration in everything around her, but is especially drawn to old printed ephemera, vintage illustration and hand painted signage. Colour plays an important role in her work and each colour palette is meticulously selected resulting in her distinctive style full of warmth and fun in equal measure. She has worked with clients such as Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, Tory Burch and Adidas.

illustrators, prosecco, characters, colour

2 March 2018

La crème de la crème

Simon Spilsbury has been busy working for the very British online store Beyond Bespoke, exclusively selling 'Brands of Britishness’.

Simon created a portfolio of quintessentially British characters to be used across the brand, launched by an animation voiced by the inimitable Henry Blofeld. He is even self-promoting some sketchbooks for the occasion!

Humour Illustrator

1 March 2018

The Third Half

This is the second exhibition of the year for illustrator Stanley Chow, renowned for his portraits of stars from sport, music, television and film. This time he will be showing his work at Manchester’s football museum, celebrating the football moments and players that have inspired and influenced him. “Curated by Stanley Chow” started on Wednesday 28th will also include objects from Stan’s personal collection of football memorabilia. Come in to support your local artist! 

Vector Illustrator

28 February 2018

Rebel Women Who Changed the World

Meet 25 of the most powerful and inspirational women of all time in Carlton Kids’ “What Would She Do?” Book, illustrated by renowned artists included 3 of our CIA illustrators, Susan Burghart, Anna Higgie & Jonny Wan. From Joan of Arc to Jane Goodall, learn about powerful and inspiring women with incredible life stories throughout history. Each profile concludes with a "What Would She Do?" scenario that applies the subject's attitude to a relatable situation. Not just a man’s world anymore.

23 February 2018

The House of Future

An unusual commission for the Futurium in Berlin, a federally funded institution and think tank for questions about the future. They have asked Jakob Hinrichs to collaborate with the artist Marcus Gruber on a complex project - 5 Billboards, 5 detailed designs for 5 different topics of our future. The two artists started working on a general composition, each one drawing on a different corner of the illustration, they then switch places after 2 hours and continued drawing the illustration on the other side. An amazing process of collaboration resulting in the final render. This fantastic piece won an American Illustration 36 award. 

printmaker illustrator

22 February 2018

Mason London

We are delighted to welcome some fresh blood here at CIA. Known under the mysterious pseudonym of Mason London, Joe Prytherch can turn any project into something cool and energetic, referencing popular culture with a mix of sensitive observational work and punchy, humorous surrealism.

Hugely influenced by hip-hop and underground music, it’s as the art director for the online music platform Boiler Room that Joe started his career before becoming a full-time illustrator and animator. His style has already been adopted by brands like Nike or Adidas and record labels such as Stones Throw among others. He’s even proven himself as a one-man powerhouse of animation, producing an entire music video from scratch in 6 weeks.

Digital Illustrator

21 February 2018

Web of Silence

After the Harvey Weinstein scandal, many other industries have decided to speak out about allegations of sexual harassment and abuse of power. It’s the turn of the Royal Academy of Dance to speak some hard truths and open up the floor to discussion. They denounce in their magazine “Dance Gazette” stories of abuse and denial in the realm of classical ballet. Accompanying these hard to hear tales, the powerful illustration by Deanna Halsall whose approach is both sensitive and impacting. 

Vector Illustrator

20 February 2018

Star Portrait

Our Graham has been busy creating exciting new pieces for his portfolio that are full of charm. With fresh springlike colours and pleasant muted shading, his portfolio is full of playful puns and endearing characters, Graham's dry northern wit is sprinkled with optimism in this lovely body of work