7 March 2018

Food Monthly

Jitesh Patel's intiricate pen work adorns the latest cover of Food Monthly for The Observer. Celebrating food and culture and all the good things in life, you can't miss out on this issue - grab a copy now and oggle some of Jitesh's handiwork.

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

5 February 2018


Ahoy There aka Ross Crawford is the front cover of Which? Magazine, dedicated to consumer rights. Ross is the guy who will sort you out if you need some fresh & punchy typography, or dynamic & smart graphic design, or even illustration. Well, it seems like Ross is the guy you need for pretty much everything, you can modestly call him a creative genius. 

Typography Illustrators

12 December 2017


This bespoke illustration by Jitesh Patel was created for the opening of the Cartier Boutique shop, for special guests that were chauffeured to Burlington Arcade. The guests would walkthrough the arcade on a red carpet to the Cartier Boutique shop, when they left the guests have special invitations to enjoy the rest of the evening at a high profile organised party.

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

2 November 2017

Let’s Talk Environment

Sarah Coleman aka Inkymole, has been making illustration and lettering for 24 years. She divides her time between illustration, public speaking and a ceaseless series of side-ventures, including a radio station, a record label, exhibitions, broadcast work and assorted curious enterprises, with partner Leigh. In Carrefour's last campaign, Sarah has combined hand drawn and digitally textured lettering to promote the french supermarket in it’s lead to be more environmentally ethical. So take a leaf out of their book, turn off the heating and warm up with a wooly jumper instead!

Typography Illustration

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!


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

28 September 2017

Cheery Chappies

We'd like to welcome Uijung Kim once more firmly into the fold. Isn't her illustration just the cheeriest thing you've ever seen? Lovely lettering and some pretty punchy patterns. Welcome Uijung, welcome thursday, welcome all to the ciablog. 




23 August 2017

An Incredible Journey!

Be prepared to take a journey around the world and back again with Jill Calder's Picture Atlas, published by Bloomsbury. It's about to hit the shelves and it's jam packed full of creatures and characters, and more colour than you can throw a cockatoo at. 

Jill Calder Picture Atlas