2 March 2018

New Artist Ruby Taylor!

It's Friday, and what better way to send you off into the weekend than with a new artist announcement! Ruby Taylor collects inspiration in everything around her, but is especially drawn to old printed ephemera, vintage illustration and hand painted signage. Colour plays an important role in her work and each colour palette is meticulously selected resulting in her distinctive style full of warmth and fun in equal measure. She has worked with clients such as Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, Tory Burch and Adidas.

illustrators, prosecco, characters, colour

20 February 2018

Star Portrait

Our Graham has been busy creating exciting new pieces for his portfolio that are full of charm. With fresh springlike colours and pleasant muted shading, his portfolio is full of playful puns and endearing characters, Graham's dry northern wit is sprinkled with optimism in this lovely body of work

15 February 2018


Mario Wagner has a particular fascination with technology and sci-fi fantasy. He creates worlds with visionary and cinematic intrigue, where the possibilities of technology are limitless. His distinctive style is a blend of vintage collage and digital illustration which create dynamic retro-futurist visuals. As Mario is churning out the illustration, like the super machine that he is, there’s always more to look forward to. 

collage illustrator

12 February 2018

Botanical Notes

Make a note of this beautiful botanical series of cards created for CATH TATE by non other than painterly genius Charlotte Day. The brief asked for highly decorative, vintage style artwork that reflected British gardens. These are intricate and fresh take on vintage! You can get your green fingers on an array of designs over here

1 February 2018

Jan Bielecki

Jan Bielecki is a comic lover with a background in book design and art direction. Today, we can proudly announce Jan as one of CIA’s esteemed artists. Originally from Sweden, Jan moved to London 8 years ago and now shares a studio with fellow CIA member, Alice Pattullo. Jan teams a beautiful colour palettes with an ability to play with light and shadow. Flick through his portfolio and you’ll find yourself plunged us into a dreamy universe where narrative scenery meets mysterious characters. We welcome you warmly, it is a pleasure to have you on the CIA mothership. 

Retro Illustrator

30 January 2018


Tatiana Boyko is providing the tonic for what has so far been a pretty grey start to the year in London. Tatiana's poster art for Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett is providing bundles of cheer,. The choice of colour harks back to seventies retro paired with a contemporary application of style. We're in love and feeling groovy.  

23 January 2018

Tom Hanks

Mick Brownfield has illustrated the DVD cover for a re-release of 'The Burbs'. It's easy to believe Mick is a true film fan - this lovely artwork adorns the classic film from the eighties, starring Tom Hanks. Created in association with Calotta Films. 

children illustrator

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! 

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

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