10.30am
16 January 2018

Fashion Fun

We're on beret watch at CIA and it looks like Lynnie Zulu has been keeping check with the latest trends too. She's famous for her lurid and punchy palette and ease of brush stroke that is set to get your heart racing. Here are some total babes for you on this cloudy Tuesday.

 

 

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
9 January 2018

Watcher in the Woods

Deanna Halsall is setting a spooky tone with her graphic poster of the 80's classic horrir, Watcher in The Woods for Lifetime Movies. We'll be adding this to the watch list, once we've gotten over the shock of all the black mirror episodes! 

10.30am
4 January 2018

Wonder Woman

Amisdt the release of the powerful female fuelled superhero movie 'Wonder Woman' Stan Chow has released his stylized portrait of lead actress Gal Gadot. The film follows her journey of discovery as she seeks to end conflict and restore peace in a world on the cusp of war. 

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
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
29 November 2017

Coke Navarro

He has landed! Our latest talent to jump aboard the CIA mothership is none other than Coke Navarro. What an entrance we have, with a double-whammy-dynamic-super-hero poster to throw you all into a spin. be sure to take some time to check out more of his fantastic work over here

10.30am
28 November 2017

Great Northerners

'Great Northeners' is an exhibition celebrating Great Manchester's most influential and impactful people. Each member of the final shortlist has been immortalised by renowned Manchester artist and CIA member Stanley Chow, and the portraits form a permanent exhibition at the Great Northern Warehouse open to the public now! Today we are sharing his portrait of Tony Wilson.

10.30am
23 November 2017

Sugar?

Warm up with Rose Blake’s illustration, the artist behind Caffè Nero Christmas cup design. Bold & playful, Rose’s work always tell us beautiful stories with elements of humour. 

 

“The inspiration for the festive cup design was just the idea of having a really fun festival party, fuelled by delicious cake an coffee. I was firstly briefed by the design agency about the tone and feel of illustration, then I sent them a rough coloured sketch. From that I worked up the final drawing in Photoshop.” Rose B.

Illustrator