10.30am
11 December 2017

Which Masterpiece Are You ?

We are all works of art! “Our bodies might all differ in shape, and form, and frame, but think how dull the world would be if we were all the same…” Empowering and educative, this book written by Mark Sperring and Illustrated by the amazing Rose Blake, celebrates difference and diversity. We can get on board with this!

 

 

Painterly Illustration

10.30am
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

10.30am
7 December 2017

Did Someone Say Cheese?

As traditional as Clare Melinsky's art work, the Campbell Community make award winning organic cheeses. They have commissioned Clare to create a set of postcards to promote Loch Arthur agricultural community in Scotland. Get your cracker selection ready for that cheese!

Lino Cut Illustrators

10.30am
6 December 2017

Spot the 'P'

Originally made for Mike Wilks’ book “The Ultimate Alphabet”, which was a New York Times bestseller and Sunday Times bestseller for 57 weeks, this illustration contains hundred of items beginning with the letter P.

Mike’s art work have a surreal and dreamlike quality, with a disturbing undertone, inspired by surrealists such as Dali and De Chirico. 

A work of creative ingenuity that displays Wilks' at the height of his powers as an illustrator. 

Surrealist Illustrators

10.30am
5 December 2017

Clarges

Clarges Mayfair, the swanky new building development set to be the hottest spot in London is underway, Andy Singleton has been asked to create a beautiful wintery scene. Currently installed in the reception of this fine new building, there are plans to showcase it in the groundlfoors windows. Keep your eyes peeled for this paper sculpture to get you in the Christmas spirit. 

10.30am
4 December 2017

Concertina

Alice Patullo's latest collaboration with Design For Today, providing a concertina tribute to Charleston Farmhouse and the decorative arts of Bloomsbury. Taking inspiration from the painted furniture, gardens and murals created by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant during their time inhabiting the house. We're in awe of this complimentary collab, here's a look at some of the work!

10.30am
1 December 2017

Comedy

Hold the mic! It's Gary Neill, demonstrating what he can do with a clever gif to bring a concept to life. Gary's strength is in his simplicity of form, using a 'conceal and reveal' effect in his motion work enhances the narrative, often sprinkling his work with humour. Now there's an idea...

11.08am
30 November 2017

The Good Guys

Good Wives & Warriors are the new “face” of I+M cosmetic, an organic, vegan, fair-player, plant powered & do-gooder German brand. Hard to do better. Each illustration communicates the political and sustainable values of the brand using a spirit animal to capture the different aspects of what beauty can mean and floral elements of their natural, plant-based ingredients. Powerful illustrations for a powerful brand.

Hand Drawn & Painterly Illustrators

10.30am
29 November 2017

Coke Navarro

He has landed! Our latest talent to jump aboard the CIA mothership is none other than Coke Navarro. What an entrance we have, with a double-whammy-dynamic-super-hero poster to throw you all into a spin. be sure to take some time to check out more of his fantastic work over here

10.30am
28 November 2017

Great Northerners

'Great Northeners' is an exhibition celebrating Great Manchester's most influential and impactful people. Each member of the final shortlist has been immortalised by renowned Manchester artist and CIA member Stanley Chow, and the portraits form a permanent exhibition at the Great Northern Warehouse open to the public now! Today we are sharing his portrait of Tony Wilson.