All the latest from the Central Illustration Agency
2 March 2017
Our South London gal Kerry Hyndman has won the pretsigious Blue Peter Book award for her book SURVIVORS! This means she'll be on Telly today, Catch her on 5live radio at 13:30 and then Blue Peter at 5pm. So here is what we might call a 're-blog'. Go Girl!
28 February 2017
Happy Shrove Tuesday folks!
Our visual treat to you today is a look back at the colourful book of Margaux Carpentier. 'Someone Like Me' is a children’s book from Concern which explores diversity through the stories of eight remarkable children from eight different countries. Someone Like Me explores the lives of children affected by war, natural disaster and extreme poverty, with the aim of introducing children to concepts of development in a way they can understand. A beautiful tangible collaboration between author Fionnagh Nally and Margaux. See more of this inside in her folio.
21 February 2017
This tactile 48 page book is designed by Dust Studio for school children containing a list of 50 things to do before leaving Wybourn School, Sheffield. The publication is beautifully carved throughout with playful graphic vectors and is finished with such finesse. We could all learn a thing or two from these guys!
6 January 2017
Earthy yet exuberant, folky yet fantastical Margaux Carpentier is a delicious contrast of visual flavours. Inspired with a wild imagination and posessing serious talent with a brush- she's our January treat to you all. Margaux has been in our sight line for a while and we're very happy and very proud to say she is now an official CIA artist.
22 December 2016
16 December 2016
Andy Singleton worked with Lisbon based band 'Memoria De Peixe' (loosely translated as fish memory) to produce a floating paper fish that incorporated MagLev (Magnetic levitation) technology. The band commissioned Andy to create the fish for use in their upcoming live shows that coincide with the release of their second album 'Himiko Cloud'. Catch it in paper scale action here.
15 December 2016
We'd like to give our warmest welcome to CIA artist Whooli Chen. Whooli's portfolio is flourishing with imagination captured in a delicacy that we can only begin to fathom. Her work lends itself to conceptual editorial, publishing and packaging and we are excited to see what's in store in the New Year.
Take a peak and take your time because it's just simply lovely.
14 December 2016
Matt Taylor demonstrates raw, intangible talent in his poster of 'Where The Wild Things Are'. Whilst Spoke Art are having a Spike Jonze triple bill in theatres, we also want to note the poster is a very worthy tribute to the classic American book written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak.
23 November 2016
In these tactile illustrations for BBC Wildlife Magazine you can gage the influence of time spent in the Cornish countryside honing a craft. Harry Tennant illustrates alluring and atmospehric nature illustrations, a fly fisher and a deer. The detail and rich earthy colours are reminiscent of his roots in printmaking.
22 November 2016
The beautifully textural American folk style of Martin Haake has been swiped up for an editorial Christmas piece in the Telegraph. There is a nostaglia in his rich collage that seems apt for this festive scene and his quirky sense of scale is playing tricks on our 'guess the present' game!