All the latest from the Central Illustration Agency
21 March 2018
Peter Horridge, one of the earliest artist’s to join CIA, has been handed an unusual project…as one of the world’s leading practitioners of calligraphy and typography, Apple's chief designer Sir Jonathan Ive has asked Peter to create his personal crest. A stunning result with his distinctive fluidity of line.
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.
8 March 2018
There is no better way for us to celebrate Women's International Day than by sharing the work of a talented female artist. Whooli Chen offers limitless creativity in her work. Her surrealist universe seems to be ruled by the unconscious mind where floating objects tell us a story “I like adding elements of surrealism in my works because it represents more room for interpretation”. We love her delicate style, calming colour palette and the whimsical spirit of her work. Whooli’s keenest strength lies in her untouchable finesse and sheer skill of application. She has the power to move even the most stoic of humans.
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.
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.
7 February 2018
When babies seem to grasp technology more quickly than you, it’s kind of worrying. Editorial illustrator Dale Edwin Murray perfectly capture the sense of the problem for Oryx Magazine “Generation Alpha will be the first entire generation to have technology seamlessly integrated into their lives”. Vibrant and sharp, Edwin’s illustrations always offers insight and a strong narrative thread to the words they accompany.
21 December 2017
There is something calming and hypnotic about Mario Wagner’s GIF - A smart droste effect which makes it hard to look away. His engaging work is pushing the boundaries of illustration into the realms of animation, with a smart budget too. We love that this can be used to illustrate an article in the same space as a still image might. Good work Mario!
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.
5 December 2017
Clarges Mayfair, the swanky new building development set to be the hottest spot in London is underway, Andy Singleton has been asked to create a beautiful wintery scene. Currently installed in the reception of this fine new building, there are plans to showcase it in the groundlfoors windows. Keep your eyes peeled for this paper sculpture to get you in the Christmas spirit.
1 December 2017
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...