10.30am
3 November 2017

Story time!

The beautiful painterly illustrations by David De Las Heras captures the history and magic of an old circus poster. David’s artwork plunges us into an unscrupulous hunt of a man eating tiger. Set in Siberia, “Tiger” by Joel Dicker is a perfect short story to set us up for Winter! 

Painterly Illustration

10.30am
2 November 2017

Let’s Talk Environment

Sarah Coleman aka Inkymole, has been making illustration and lettering for 24 years. She divides her time between illustration, public speaking and a ceaseless series of side-ventures, including a radio station, a record label, exhibitions, broadcast work and assorted curious enterprises, with partner Leigh. In Carrefour's last campaign, Sarah has combined hand drawn and digitally textured lettering to promote the french supermarket in it’s lead to be more environmentally ethical. So take a leaf out of their book, turn off the heating and warm up with a wooly jumper instead!

Typography Illustration

10.30am
1 November 2017

Dark Knight

Following the darkest and spookiest night of the year, we thought it fitting to share one of Dan Mumford's most illuminating street stand offs! Here is his poster artwork for The Dark Night in all it's spectacular glory.

10.30am
31 October 2017

Dead Ink Spooks

Dead Ink Books are giving us the spooks this Halloween. They have a kickstarter project up and running to fund six new books that will get your withcy wigs in a curl in the theme of folk horror type novellas. Darren Hopes has been busy illustrating the first three covers. Here's whats been cooking his cauldron this year!

10.30am
30 October 2017

The Higgie Review

Anna Higgie has the kind of elegance in her delicate sketcherly marks that many artists spend their life time trying to emulate. Her latest piece for the illustrious spot on The Guardian Review flaunts her sensitive drawing style perfectly, depicitng the exhibition, 'Imagining The Divine' observing the way a variety of religions have done just that.

10.30am
27 October 2017

Stylish Stokey!

We have some colleagues amongst us who'd argue they're the most stylish in the CIA office but they don't really live in Stoke Newington anymore, so surely Sarah our finance guru is in the lead? Sorry Ben. 

 

Jitesh Patel's recent hand drawn piece mapped out the fashion and style of one of our favourite neighbourhood's for Metropolitan Magazine. We think the composition in this right on the money!

 

10.30am
26 October 2017

The Magic of Science

In collaboration with the Science museum, published by Thames and Hudson, Harriet Russel's book "this book thinks you're a Scientist" is a fun introduction to science for primary school children. For all the scientific apprentice's who ever wondered how to levitate paper clips, make water freeze instantly or even bend light, this book have been made for you!

Lettering Illustration Typography

10.30am
25 October 2017

Nintendo!

What can’t Mario Wagner get his teeth stuck into? Nothing! Except perhaps an out of date toffee apple…Here is another great example of his capacity to employ collage and digital vectors to create a dynamic illustration bursting with energy. We’ve been transported into the surreal world of collaged 3D with this piece for Nintendo Super Metroid. - it’s time to undust your old console and go save the world!

11.21am
24 October 2017

David de las Heras for the women's rights

Let’s take a minute over our mid morning cuppa to appreciate David de las Heras in the french magazine l’Obs. Once more we see his classic painterly style perfectly capturing the emotion and grit of it’s subject : anthropologist & feminist Françoise Héritier, known best for defending women's equality and their rights to medically assisted procreation.

Painterely Illustration David de las Heras

10.30am
23 October 2017

Ricardo Cavolo x Bally

It’s hard to miss Ricardo Cavolo lately, he is everywhere.

His collaboration with the Bally collective (curated by the music producer Swizz Beatz) made his art - finally - wearable. An entire shoes & accessories collection of his designs are now available. Excited yet? 

 « A collaboration by the artist, for the artist, with the people » 

Ricardo Cavolo