10.30am
17 January 2018

A Flying Start

Many of you will be familiar with Brian Grimwood's work, a true heavyweight of illustration with an enviable artistic career. We've been enjoying his recent process exploring the possibilities that his pen flourishes can portray on an ipad. His latest portfolio  update has been a true delight to consider, with Brian's classic inky style paired alongside his progressive, more abstract digital work that find it's home in packaging and poster art. 

 

Take a look  and enjoy!

10.30am
12 January 2018

Double combo

We are proud to announce that not one, but TWO books by CIA artists have made it onto the shortlist for the LBF Children’s Travel Book of the Year at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards. An amazing news forJill Calder & Aitch  and for us to see their hard work recognise. Crossing our fingers & good luck to both of you! 

10.30am
11 January 2018

Ceci n'est pas une pipe

More curious than ever, our portrait artist, David de las Heras, has struck again. His beautiful painterly portraits have been commissioned by Food Service Director Magazine and inspired by René Magritte’s surrealist painting “The Son of Man”. We know it’s January and we should probably all be on diets, but those are some tasty looking food faces!

Portrait Illustrator

10.30am
20 December 2017

Planet IX

Could a hidden planet be manipulating our solar system?

Mike Brown, a planetary scientist, advanced the theory of a 9th planet in the New Scientist. The richly textured & narrative art work of Darren Hopes sets the tone with a disturbing octoplanet for disturbing news.

Photo Collage Illustrators

10.30am
19 December 2017

The Present of Time

Give the present of your time this Christmas and take a peruse of Whooli Chen's beautiful and mesmerising portfolio of work. This illustration is a key visual created for Estlite bookstore for the fesive period. We couldn't agree more with the message of this lovely image. 

10.30am
18 December 2017

You Got The Job

Jobs interview can be terrifying, we’ve all been there. We’ve all also heard 100 different ways of how we should behave to be the perfect candidate. 

“Just be yourself”, the number one tip often suggest by your beloved mum or the classic “Just wing it” from one of your lax sibling. But what if it was a real way to nail it ? The amazing Jonny Wan got commissioned by TED - his Art Deco inspired style was featured in an interview with Anthony Tjan explaining that “It’s not about whether or not you get the right answer, It’s about whether you can roll with the discomfort and work with me to solve a problem”

10.30am
14 December 2017

A Real American Hero!

John Royle is unquestionably our comic books’ King. The latest issue of his G.I.JOE cover, with new female Snake-Eye (for the experts) has just Sold out!
But don’t worry, a second print is on the go. For all the comic books nostalgic - time to squeeze a copy in your Christmas list. 

Comic Book Illustrators

10.30am
13 December 2017

Life in Plastic, It’s Not Fantastic?

Commissioned for an article in The Washington Post “There are dolls for all Barbie’s weddings. Here are the ones for her divorces”, Susan Burghart broke old social rules and finally brought Barbie in the 21st century. “For every Dream Fantasy Wedding™, there must have followed a Dream Fantasy Divorce™” Perhaps this woman just don’t need no man! Very progressive, we like her style.  

Screen Printing Illustrators

10.30am
8 December 2017

By Accident or Design?

Paul Smith became a respected and successful designer by accident. Literally, because of a bike accident. Our retro artist Mark Thomas has illustrated his unexpected story in GQ magazine, in collaboration with Childrensalon. A nostalgic style depicting the fashion fairytale of Paul Smith, one of Britain’s most famous fashion designers. 

Vintage Illustrator

10.30am
24 November 2017

The Vegan Redemption

A to V: The Encyclopedia of Vegan Food .

Nishant Choksi illustrated a guide for vegans and the curious omnivore for NY magazine. You can find ‘meatless meatballs' recipes, great places to eat vegan and even a plant based pet food brand for your super cool vegan dog. In the last 3 years, the number of American vegans increased by 500% (1% to 6%). “Plant-based” restaurants are blooming all over the country, not only in America but also in England. So, are you gonna give up the chops or are you against the trend? Steak is so 2016…*reaches for sausage roll*

Vector illustration