10.30am
27 March 2017

Storm Troopers

We're off to a fighting start this Monday thanks to Sam Gilbey 

This shiny new piece is an officially licensed print for Shepperton Studios, The guys who made the original Stormtrooper armour molds back in ’76 - how cool is that! 

10.30am
22 March 2017

Zesty

The wonderful folky tones of Aitch span far and wide, decorating packaging in bespoke florals and winding vines, covering billboards with cheerful characters and playful patterns. There's been a lot cooking for Aitch behing closed doors that we can soon reveal (hold tight). Meanwhile to keep your appetites satisfied we're sending you some juicy vine oranges. Sumptuous and satisfying - full of zest and great for colds. Just beware of the sneaky snake...

10.30am
21 March 2017

Marauders Map

Our very own portrait extraordinaire Montse Bernal has turned her inky quill into something pretty magical with Pottermore. She's illustrated the well known characters Remus Lupin (Moony), Peter Pettigrew (Wormtail), Sirius Black (Padfoot) and James Potter (Prongs). Here is Lupin - see the rest of the gang come to life in animation over at the Pottermore wesbite

10.30am
17 March 2017

TFL

Amongst other CIA Artists Rose Blake can be spotted in and around this fine city of London advertising for TFL. If anyone can make getting public transport seem so inviting and playful - it's surely Rose. A beautiful scene.

10.30am
16 March 2017

Paper Scales

Andy Singleton has been commissioned by global digital publisher of all things Harry Potter to conjure up a set of fantastical paper crafted beasts. If you're a fan of the wizzarding world, you are probably very familiar with some of the characters Andy has crafted. We implore you to explore them in detail over at the Pottermore website, have a lemon sherbet and find out your patronus whilst you're at it. That sounds like something Dumbeldore might say.

10.30am
15 March 2017

The Vyne

You'll spot Chris Brown's installation and new visitor experience for the house at The National Trust site, The Vyne in Hampshire. His beautifully crafted work is perfectly matched with the Tudo history of the building and will be installed whilst they undergo some extensive conservation work.  The Vyne has an original Tudor chapel as part of the house which Chris has brought to life with his linocuts Henry V111 and Anne Boelyn on horsebaack and processions of activity continued throughtout the buidling. 

 

We're going to make it a CIA day out this spring for sure and grabbing all the merch!

 

10.30am
10 March 2017

WELCOME

It's Friday and to end a terrific week at CIA we have the good news of welcoming illustrator David De Las Heros to the roster. He's a great guy and esquisitely talented with a paint brush. There is a harmonious mix of contemporary graphic forms with his background training in classic painting that create something both endearing and adept. We are pretty happy to share this portfolio with you all. Take a Gander

10.30am
3 March 2017

Minimal

We're pouring over the new illustrations of Mario Wagner today. Utilising abstraction and pairing negative shapes, Mario creates effortless graphic dynanism. They are ridiculously pleasing to gawp at, so make sure you check out his folio while you're here.

 

10.30am
2 March 2017

On The Telly!

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!

10.30am
28 February 2017

Someone Like Me

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.