10.30am
15 May 2018

Aveuglements

"The paper is complicated and abstract, but it speaks of our blindness to chaos and religious wars." Here is Harry Tennant's interpretation, an editorial piece for L'Obs, for a book review by Jean-François Colosimo called 'Aveuglements' - a quick overview, it's about nihilism since the age of enlightenment. Deep!

10.30am
2 May 2018

Godfather

Meet the phantasmagoric mind of Neal Fox - a punk world without rules, where the impossible meets the possible and where time and space are meaningless. Neal has a unique, surreal and sometimes wonderfully macabre way of depicting society and pop culture. Here is the portrait of the Godfather for an interview with Francis Ford Coppola Noble Rot magazine. 

10.30am
30 April 2018

Royal Fever

The British Royal Family are undeniably captivating - while the entire world has eyes on the royal baby and wedding, surprisingly few of us have a clear view of their history. Don’t panic, Susan Burghart has taken the responsibility to illustrate the monarchy’s timeline from William III up to Elizabeth II for the Historic Royal Palaces, which will make you a royal expert! 

 

Screen Printing Illustrators

10.30am
26 April 2018

Portrait Master

We are continually blown away by the raw emotions David De Las Heras captures with his brush. It’s hard not to feel what his portraits are communicating. This illustration is the cover of a winning award book “Biography of a body”, a prestigious prize of best youth literature delivered by The Queen of Spain herself. 

Portrait Illustrators

10.30am
24 April 2018

Wall of Wally

Check out Clay Disarray's Wally Olins for Wall of Wally. Go have a look at the wall as it's an amazing project. Each participating illustrator recreates the same photograph of (the now sadly departed) branding expert Wally in their own unique style. This 'polymer portrait' stands out as a firm favourite. 

10.30am
20 April 2018

To The Queen

We needed a King to wish Happy Birthday to a Queen. So we’ve found the King of British Pop Art, Sir Peter Blake, one of the most influential artists of our generation. The painter said he had been there for many of the Queen’s big occasions "I was in the crowds with my grandmother at her wedding to Philip, the victory parade after the war, and lots of royal events" (Interview from the Telegraph - 2012). 91 years old and 66 years of reign, Queen Elisabeth has ruled for longer than any other Monarch in British history, becoming a respected figure across the globe. This portrait by Sir Peter Blake was commissioned to commemorate her Diamond Jubilee by the Radio Times back in 2012. 

Collage Illustrators

10.20am
4 April 2018

Infinity War

With bold shading and a graphic cinematic flare, Matt Taylor is the go-to guy for Americana inspired illustrations with a nod to classic books from the 50's and 60's. This dramatic cover artwork has been commissioned for a special issue of Birth.Movies.Death magazine to celebrate the release of Avengers: Infinity War, released on April 27th. 

Comic Book Illustrators

10.30am
28 March 2018

End of Days

Lou Beach’s collages could be confused with a scene from Salvador Dali’s paintings. A strong narrative and surrealist feeling that led Lou to create some of the most famous album covers such as Everybody by Madonna or Dude Ranch by Blink 182. In a completely different register, Lou is coming up with a solo exhibition in Jack Fischer Gallery in Los Angeles from April 7th. “I have heard it said that anyone can make a collage and that it is child’s play, but I find it difficult; each work is a laborious task of discovery and invention with numerous mistakes, false starts, delusions, distractions and dead ends before the picture and its meaning reveals itself. My intention is always to create something poetic, but inevitably end up with a cartoon or fairy tale. I work in chaos.” 

collage illustrator

3.23pm
15 March 2018

Clay Disarray

It's Friday and to end the week at CIA we have the good news of welcoming Lizzie Campbell better known as Clay Disarray. As her name implies, Lizzie is a clay artist. She mostly creates amazing and very realistic movie posters in various genres, generously doused in humour. But it’s her apparent penchants for darker themes which excite us the most! We can't wait to see her handmade models move in animation. 

Clay artist

10.30am
14 March 2018

Apolo

Neoclassicism with a twist! This is humbly how we would describe David de las Heras's unique style. He creates perfect harmony between shadow and light. With a narrative approach, David’s endearing and expressive portraits have led him to an exhibition at the Art fair “Drawing Room” in Madrid, a real treat for the eyes! 

Painterely Illustrator