All the latest from the Central Illustration Agency
13 March 2018
Crazy, bold, psychedelic, surrealist, bizarre, eye catching…there are a lot of adjectives to qualify Elzo Durt’s work but we all agree to say that as mind-boggling as his collages are, we all love it! That’s probably why the record label Born Bad Records has been commissioning Elzo for years and even published a book of his best work. To celebrate their 10th anniversary, the indie-rock label has decided to pay homage to Elzo Durt, the mastermind behind their branded artwork. His combined reference points of Art Nouveau, underground culture and loud colour, creates truly inimitable illustrations.
15 February 2018
Mario Wagner has a particular fascination with technology and sci-fi fantasy. He creates worlds with visionary and cinematic intrigue, where the possibilities of technology are limitless. His distinctive style is a blend of vintage collage and digital illustration which create dynamic retro-futurist visuals. As Mario is churning out the illustration, like the super machine that he is, there’s always more to look forward to.
1 February 2018
Last year for the Cannes Lions, Adobe and Wunderman teamed up to create “data portraits” of industry leaders & influencers who are finding new ways to connect creativity with data and technology. Eleven individuals have been paired up with eleven artists who were challenged with creating a portrait while incorporating data. Here is the “data portrait” of Cooper Harris by Alberto Seveso
20 December 2017
Could a hidden planet be manipulating our solar system? Mike Brown, a planetary scientist, advanced the theory of a 9th planet in the New Scientist. The richly textured & narrative art work of Darren Hopes sets the tone with a disturbing octoplanet for disturbing news.
30 October 2017
Anna Higgie has the kind of elegance in her delicate sketcherly marks that many artists spend their life time trying to emulate. Her latest piece for the illustrious spot on The Guardian Review flaunts her sensitive drawing style perfectly, depicitng the exhibition, 'Imagining The Divine' observing the way a variety of religions have done just that.
25 October 2017
What can’t Mario Wagner get his teeth stuck into? Nothing! Except perhaps an out of date toffee apple…Here is another great example of his capacity to employ collage and digital vectors to create a dynamic illustration bursting with energy. We’ve been transported into the surreal world of collaged 3D with this piece for Nintendo Super Metroid. - it’s time to undust your old console and go save the world!
23 August 2017
Be prepared to take a journey around the world and back again with Jill Calder's Picture Atlas, published by Bloomsbury. It's about to hit the shelves and it's jam packed full of creatures and characters, and more colour than you can throw a cockatoo at.
27 July 2017
Phwoar! It's only Darren Hopes wielding his mysterious power for the 1843 Magazine - The Economist. Spot this ominously glow on the printed pages accompanying the culture section on recommended books. Darren illustrates The 7th Function of Language by Laurent Binet and the title is reviewed in detail throwing up the pivotal question in the plot - who killed Roland Barthes? Sounds like a big game of cluedo.
25 July 2017
Martin Haake has illustrated the life and works on Jane Austen in an inspired fan shaped timeline. As part of The Sunday Times, Martin depicts some of her memorable achievments with charming cut out folk characters and icons that fit well within his American folk style. There's a write up on Creative Review - check it out!
25 May 2017
Martin Haake was recently commissioned to create a series of limited edition prints for Nature Bridge, a nonprofit educational foundation, providing hands-on environmental science programs in National Parks for 30,000 children and teens annually. The set of six limited edition Giclée prints, celebrating six of the National Park programs, were auctioned at their fundrasising Gala in San Francisco. The auction will raise awareness for NatureBridge and solicite additional funds for their student educational programs. Here is Martins illustration of Yosemite National Park!