All the latest from the Central Illustration Agency
20 August 2018
Sarah J Coleman’s obsession with Emily Brontë has been fulfilled when she got asked by Harpercollins to illustrate the re-edition of her emblematic novel “Wuthering Heights” for her 200th birthday celebration. A cover keeping up with the esteemed heights of this mythical book.
17 August 2018
Appearing on billboards and on the back of the Evening Standard, the poem written by Londoner Bridget Minamore, is the latest limited-edition launch of Nike London celebrating Serena Williams. The final result has been lettered by CIA’s artist Ulla Puggard.
16 August 2018
From North to South, West to East Jitesh Patel has probably mapped all of London. Jitesh never leaves his studio without his notebook as he likes documenting everything he sees. Notorious for taking his moleskin out to European cities on the weekend - here is some of his latest personal work!
15 August 2018
14 August 2018
10 August 2018
Traditional yet modern, abstract yet narrative, Jonny Gibbs’ wood engravings straddle between those lines to create atmospheric stories. His use of linear elements bring a graphic feel to his two-dimensional visual language.
9 August 2018
Ricardo Cavolo was invited to visit Starbucks headquarters to experience the roasting process first time hand: “This lifelong devotion to coffee and the fact that fire is a consistent theme in his work made Ricardo a perfect fit for illustrating the roasting chapter of our Coffee Stories series.”
After watching the roasting process come to life, Ricardo created a mural in his bold, bright, vibrating style and portrayed the master roaster as a thousand-year-old deity with immense wisdom and uses birds to represent drops of coffee lying joyfully onto one’s palate. “Roasting coffee is just like art. For both, you need instinct and technique, and to be constantly evolving and adding new ideas to your process,” said Ricardo.
8 August 2018
With a growing resurgence of 'hand-painted' film posters, CIA artists and cinema junkies Sam Gilbey & Doaly have been busy creating great posters of our favourite movies. Both feature on Digital Arts giving us some insight on their passion for pop culture. “It’s a real joy to work with movie properties, when a new brief comes in you always have to pinch yourself because you get to work in a field you love.” Doaly
6 August 2018
Welcome To The Museum is the latest book illustrated by Ruby Taylor with Puffin. This engaging and innovative format is filled with press-out pieces and stickers as well as a book full of tips on how to create your very own museum - the perfect gift for all of those young and curious minds.
3 August 2018
Earlier this year, Maison Hennessy launched a campaign to paid tribute to the Cognac’s rich history and long-standing connection with the Chinese community by celebrating the Chinese Year of the Dog. It was an evidence for them to call on the talents of Chinese artist Shan Jiang capable to infuse contemporary concepts with traditional symbols “The Shanghai-born, London-based artist is renowned for bridging worlds with his uniquely poetic, multi-layered aesthetic. For Hennessy, he heralds the festive season with a vibrant work, rich in symbolism.” We now let you enjoy the masterpiece “East Meets West”