All the latest from the Central Illustration Agency
27 October 2017
We have some colleagues amongst us who'd argue they're the most stylish in the CIA office but they don't really live in Stoke Newington anymore, so surely Sarah our finance guru is in the lead? Sorry Ben.
Jitesh Patel's recent hand drawn piece mapped out the fashion and style of one of our favourite neighbourhood's for Metropolitan Magazine. We think the composition in this right on the money!
16 August 2017
It's the legend himself, Mick Brownfield's birthday today. What better way to celebrate than to chink a bottle or two of his iconic Coca Cola bottles together? A toast to you Mick and your prolific illustrative work. To many more!
29 June 2017
Linocut artist Jeremy Sancha creates four subtle illustrations for Lodestar Energy to use on their company website for solar energy. We have curated them so you can see a grid of airy landscapes. Great promotion for a socially and economicallly rewarding product.
15 June 2017
He's a man of mysterious and endless imagination, Wilks began writing and illustrating books in 1975. Wilks rocketed to fame following publication of The Ultimate Alphabet in 1986, also publishing The Weather Works, The Ultimate Spot-the-Difference Book, The Ultimate Noah’s Ark, and more before establishing himself as a novelist with The Mirrorscape Trilogy, a fantasy adventure series. His latest endeavour see his illustrative detail put to the test in puzzle format. In this drawing artist Mike Wilks depicts, at the moment of its crumbling, the fantasy world of Pile, an extravagant place devoid of nature and its grace. Test your skills here!
8 June 2017
12 May 2017
Jeff Fisher is famous for his unique painterly marks that create atsmosphere and texture. With such a timeless aesthetic it's no wonder he is so prolific in the publishing world. His latest cover is for campaigner, publisher and wanderer Alastair Sawday, who has spent his life travelling. En route he has unearthed a multitude of stories - stories of people ploughing their own furrows, of travellers' tales, stories from the 'front line' of his publishing, ruminations and reflections about places, people and ideas. In this deeply charming, erudite and spirited book, he shares his experiences and explores the value of travel. Published with Little, Brown.
15 March 2017
You'll spot Chris Brown's installation and new visitor experience for the house at The National Trust site, The Vyne in Hampshire. His beautifully crafted work is perfectly matched with the Tudo history of the building and will be installed whilst they undergo some extensive conservation work. The Vyne has an original Tudor chapel as part of the house which Chris has brought to life with his linocuts Henry V111 and Anne Boelyn on horsebaack and processions of activity continued throughtout the building.
We're going to make it a CIA day out this spring for sure and grabbing all the merch!
28 February 2017
Happy Shrove Tuesday folks!
Our visual treat to you today is a look back at the colourful book of Margaux Carpentier. 'Someone Like Me' is a children’s book from Concern which explores diversity through the stories of eight remarkable children from eight different countries. Someone Like Me explores the lives of children affected by war, natural disaster and extreme poverty, with the aim of introducing children to concepts of development in a way they can understand. A beautiful tangible collaboration between author Fionnagh Nally and Margaux. See more of this inside in her folio.
17 February 2017