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.
7 March 2018
6 March 2018
Have you ever wondered what a Unifin would look like? Yes, a Unifin, it's a mix between a unicorn and a griffin. That’s the kind of creature you can find in Good Wives & Warriors fantastical flipbook “Myth Match” which collects together magical and mythical creatures from all over the world. Mix and match the creatures, swap the fronts and backs and create over 1,000 possible wondrous beasts!
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.
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.
12 February 2018
Make a note of this beautiful botanical series of cards created for CATH TATE by non other than painterly genius Charlotte Day. The brief asked for highly decorative, vintage style artwork that reflected British gardens. These are intricate and fresh take on vintage! You can get your green fingers on an array of designs over here.
30 January 2018
Tatiana Boyko is providing the tonic for what has so far been a pretty grey start to the year in London. Tatiana's poster art for Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett is providing bundles of cheer,. The choice of colour harks back to seventies retro paired with a contemporary application of style. We're in love and feeling groovy.