All the latest from the Central Illustration Agency
7 March 2018
2 March 2018
It's Friday, and what better way to send you off into the weekend than with a new artist announcement! Ruby Taylor collects inspiration in everything around her, but is especially drawn to old printed ephemera, vintage illustration and hand painted signage. Colour plays an important role in her work and each colour palette is meticulously selected resulting in her distinctive style full of warmth and fun in equal measure. She has worked with clients such as Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, Tory Burch and Adidas.
2 March 2018
Simon Spilsbury has been busy working for the very British online store Beyond Bespoke, exclusively selling 'Brands of Britishness’.
Simon created a portfolio of quintessentially British characters to be used across the brand, launched by an animation voiced by the inimitable Henry Blofeld. He is even self-promoting some sketchbooks for the occasion!
23 February 2018
An unusual commission for the Futurium in Berlin, a federally funded institution and think tank for questions about the future. They have asked Jakob Hinrichs to collaborate with the artist Marcus Gruber on a complex project - 5 Billboards, 5 detailed designs for 5 different topics of our future. The two artists started working on a general composition, each one drawing on a different corner of the illustration, they then switch places after 2 hours and continued drawing the illustration on the other side. An amazing process of collaboration resulting in the final render. This fantastic piece won an American Illustration 36 award.
20 February 2018
Our Graham has been busy creating exciting new pieces for his portfolio that are full of charm. With fresh springlike colours and pleasant muted shading, his portfolio is full of playful puns and endearing characters, Graham's dry northern wit is sprinkled with optimism in this lovely body of work.
14 February 2018
Uplifting, joyful and spring-like imagery for Godiva’s Valentine’s Campaign by Jessie Ford. Go run to the shop and get a box for your other half or even just for yourself. Approved by the CIA’s office! Little Valentine’s fact: It was originally a day to celebrate Saint Valentinus, who performed weddings for soldiers who were not allowed to marry. He was imprisoned for this and wrote a letter to the daughter of his jailer before he was executed signing ‘From your Valentine’. He was buried on February 14th. OK... now go bury yourself in chocolate!
14 February 2018
It's Valentines day, hoorah. I'm sure we are expected to show you some kind of humorous satirical piece on the perils of romance because, y'know, we're funny like that. This year we're making a change, getting cute and showing off a spectacular project by a truly tremendous artist. Aitch has worked with Chobani to create a fully fledged campaign for their rebrand and release of their latest product. You can see her work beautifully animated over here. Until then, here's some brand illustration, some delicious yoghurt and some super huge lovin' from us.
6 February 2018
The paper craft wizard, Andy Singleton, has been commissioned to create a cover design for Easyjet inspired by their feature on Estonia and its magical expanse of forest. Andy has hidden a Wolpertinger in the landscape, a Easter European mythical hybrid creature of a rabbit with antlers, fangs, wings and webbed feet. Be careful out in those woods on your own! Known for his large installations for luxury brands, it’s great to see Andy’s work realised in three dimensional splendour wrapped into a small scale narrative.
17 January 2018
Many of you will be familiar with Brian Grimwood's work, a true heavyweight of illustration with an enviable artistic career. We've been enjoying his recent process exploring the possibilities that his pen flourishes can portray on an ipad. His latest portfolio update has been a true delight to consider, with Brian's classic inky style paired alongside his progressive, more abstract digital work that find it's home in packaging and poster art.
Take a look and enjoy!
5 January 2018