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.

10.30am
27 November 2017

Festive Hamper

It's that time of year again - Kerry Hyndman's beautiful packaging and advertising work for Waitrose will be appearing on the shelves in the forms of biscuit tins and other edible treats. So get in the spirit of over-eating and stock up now!

10.30am
24 November 2017

The Vegan Redemption

A to V: The Encyclopedia of Vegan Food .

Nishant Choksi illustrated a guide for vegans and the curious omnivore for NY magazine. You can find ‘meatless meatballs' recipes, great places to eat vegan and even a plant based pet food brand for your super cool vegan dog. In the last 3 years, the number of American vegans increased by 500% (1% to 6%). “Plant-based” restaurants are blooming all over the country, not only in America but also in England. So, are you gonna give up the chops or are you against the trend? Steak is so 2016…*reaches for sausage roll*

Vector illustration

10.30am
23 November 2017

Sugar?

Warm up with Rose Blake’s illustration, the artist behind Caffè Nero Christmas cup design. Bold & playful, Rose’s work always tell us beautiful stories with elements of humour. 

 

“The inspiration for the festive cup design was just the idea of having a really fun festival party, fuelled by delicious cake an coffee. I was firstly briefed by the design agency about the tone and feel of illustration, then I sent them a rough coloured sketch. From that I worked up the final drawing in Photoshop.” Rose B.

Illustrator

10.30am
22 November 2017

Far & Wide

Ricardo Cavolo has struck again.After a collaboration with Bally & Zara, it’s the turn for Atelier New Regime, a Montreal-based streetwear label, to use Ricardo Cavolo’s iconic illustrations. Their collaboration called “the Change” is about getting back to human essence using symbolism of animals as a metaphor for messages of love, freedom, brotherhood & acceptance. 

 

 

Hand Drawn Illustrators

10.30am
21 November 2017

Over the moon

Refreshing design by Jitesh Patel for Blue Moon Brewing’s beer glasses.  

Inspired by the company’s history and values, Jitesh’s illustration depicts the melting pot of dreams, ideas and creativity that have come together to make Blue Moon into the brand it is today. You can also notice the undulating lines representing the team’s travels across America, marking the beginning of the Blue Moon’s story as a road trip across America, steering towards international success. 

Hand Drawn Illustrators

10.30am
17 November 2017

Cut it out

How refreshing to see some traditional lino cut prints!

Our traditional print artist Claire Melinsky has recently been commissioned for an upcoming exhibition at the Royal College of General Practitioners. On an other note, Clare will also take part in The Great Print Exhibition, the largest exhibition of its kind in the UK. If you are curious about how different prints are made, come and say hello on the 17th, 18th & 19th of November at The Gallery, Rheged, in the beautiful setting of The Lake District. 

Traditional Illustrator