10.30am
15 November 2017

Rich in History

Advertising art Junior, Art director, Creative director, Designer, Ad agency proprietor, illustrator & painter…
 
These are just some of the creative endeavours of David Holmes,
 
"A brush with the music of time" is a collection of his art work throughout his career as an artist and illustrator. 50 years of memories, anecdotes and creativity, visually transcribed in an unique book format with an open spine allowing the work to lay flat when opened. 
 
A visual delight that you should rush to get before the limited edition runs out over here!

Painterly Illustration

10.30am
14 November 2017

The story of The Slave Who Fought Back

The book that changed America, “Roots” by Alex Haley will be re edited on April 2018 by Penguin Vintage. In this powerful & smart cover Ulla Puggard used his inky lettering style to translate the story of Kunta Kinte captured as an adolescent and sold into slavery in the United States.

Typography Illustration

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

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
17 October 2017

Jesmyn Ward

Deanna Halsall depicts a portrait of American novelist and associate professor of Enlgish at Tulane University for The New Yorker. Jesmyn Ward won the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction and a 2012 Alex Award with her second novel Salvage the Bones, a story about familial love and community covering the 10 days preceding Hurricane Katrina, the day of the cyclone, and the day after. This all feels quite fitting after the stirring skies caused by hurrican Ophelia!

10.30am
12 October 2017

Bridges Through Time

It's great to see Jeremy Sancha working in strong structures and utilising the power of monochrome in his woodcuts. Illustrating one bridge that crosses over the canal a little way up the railway line that is next to CIA offices. The time difference in structure spans 35 years, the old bridge depicts classical pillars which has now been replaced by a modern design. A beautiful bit of local history there, thank you Jeremy. 

 

 

10.30am
11 October 2017

Kiss and Tell

Stephen Collins paints a wild picture of life at sea. All of the outrageous shennanigans aboard the yacht are shared by staff in this kiss and tell article for Boat International Magazine. Looks like a lot of fun!

10.30am
10 October 2017

Folky Folk

Martin Haake has put his folk magic to good use in the latest issue of Inside Housing. His charming characters are suited and booted stepping up to the challenge of capturing our attention! A good read to on salary expectations from 2017 while you're at it...