12.25pm
2 August 2018

Stephen Millership

Stephen Millership has just embarked on the CIA mothership! Influenced by the golden age of travel posters, The Manchester-based artist incorporates a modern twist in his work. Stephen’s illustrations bring to life the tallest buildings, longest bridges, biggest statues and many more structures from around the world aiming to make the unattractive, attractive, to give a greater appreciation of loved and some not so loved subjects. Over the years, Stephen has worked with National Trust, London Transport Museum, National Museum of Scotland, The Barbican… 

10.30am
1 August 2018

The Golden Days of Racing

For the second year, Jonas Bergstrand was invited to create the official GANT posters for the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans. This year he drew inspiration from the golden age of motorsports. “We wanted to highlight the importance of teamwork. It's an essential theme of the collection and the posters show that a successful race is won not only by the driver or the car but the entire team behind them.”

 

 

 

2.13pm
31 July 2018

Explosive

Gary Neil is a regular contribtuor to editorial commissions. His vibrant, narrative and conceptual style lands him frequent work with the biggest magazines and newspapers. For The New York Times Gary has managed to make something potentially quite explosive, very impacting in this moving gif for a complex article involving Republicans, banks and guns.

10.30am
30 July 2018

Royal Academy

Tatiana Boyko was invited to lead a botanical drawing and image making workshop at the Royal Academy of Arts. The event was part of the prestigious RA Lates series which you can see over here. We've selected some of the best shots of the event below. 

 

10.30am
27 July 2018

Angel or Devil?

Ever wonder how many of us have those inner voices of angels and demons contradicting each other? You know the kind of thing - 'A glass of wine is good for you' versus 'Go on, finish the whole bottle', or 'A biscuit with that cup of tea would be nice' versus 'The whole packet would be even better'. Here is an insight into what happens in your everyday decisions making. Credit to the amazing Mike Wilks

10.30am
26 July 2018

Who's a Good Boy?

After illustrating the book “Survivors”, an incredible real-life stories of extreme survivals, Kerry Hyndman is back with the second part of David Long’s trilogy “Heroes”, which this time concerns animal bravery! We love the story of Jet the Alsatian dog who became a hero of the Blitz, pulling survivors from burning rubble, night after night. A beautifully illustrated book realised on the 4th of October! 

10.30am
25 July 2018

Wes Anderson

Here at CIA, we have a soft spot for Wes Anderson’s movies, and we aren’t alone.“Wes’ meticulous films transport me to a sumptuous yet melancholy parallel universe that I always love to visit” - Sam Gilbey has been drawing the pop culture he loves for as long as he can remember. Wes Anderson’s specific colour palette and photographic scenes are a prime source of inspiration for many artists, here a few pieces by Stan Chow, Clay Disarray and Tatiana Boyko. Hard to agree which movie is the best! 

10.30am
24 July 2018

Grace Jones

Grace Beverly Jones is a Jamaican singer, songwriter and supermodel record producer and actress. Benjamin Wachenje has captured her most iconic look in his bright, street pop style. A regular contributor to the Guardian and Rolling Stone, Benjamin has also collaborated with Timberland, Levi's, Virgin Atlantic and Rockstar Games.

10.30am
23 July 2018

What Makes It So Twirly?

The new Cadbury Twirl campaign is out and so we ask the lifelong question… “what makes it so twirly?”. It may or may not be witchcraft but one thing is sure, our Danish artist Ulla Puggard made it to national television with her distinctive inky lettering style asking this existential question. See full video here

10.30am
19 July 2018

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a hot topic these days, but its potential importance to higher education has not yet been broadly recognised. It can be described as a form of meditation and a way of living. It is a mental discipline that involves not only sharpening present-moment attention but also cultivating the attitude with which we pay attention: one of curiosity, acceptance, openness and compassion. So, feel the power of now with this illustration by Mick Marston for The Times Education Supplement.