10.30am
14 December 2017

A Real American Hero!

John Royle is unquestionably our comic books’ King. The latest issue of his G.I.JOE cover, with new female Snake-Eye (for the experts) has just Sold out!
But don’t worry, a second print is on the go. For all the comic books nostalgic - time to squeeze a copy in your Christmas list. 

Comic Book Illustrators

10.30am
13 December 2017

Life in Plastic, It’s Not Fantastic?

Commissioned for an article in The Washington Post “There are dolls for all Barbie’s weddings. Here are the ones for her divorces”, Susan Burghart broke old social rules and finally brought Barbie in the 21st century. “For every Dream Fantasy Wedding™, there must have followed a Dream Fantasy Divorce™” Perhaps this woman just don’t need no man! Very progressive, we like her style.  

Screen Printing Illustrators

10.30am
8 December 2017

By Accident or Design?

Paul Smith became a respected and successful designer by accident. Literally, because of a bike accident. Our retro artist Mark Thomas has illustrated his unexpected story in GQ magazine, in collaboration with Childrensalon. A nostalgic style depicting the fashion fairytale of Paul Smith, one of Britain’s most famous fashion designers. 

Vintage Illustrator

10.30am
24 November 2017

The Vegan Redemption

A to V: The Encyclopedia of Vegan Food .

Nishant Choksi illustrated a guide for vegans and the curious omnivore for NY magazine. You can find ‘meatless meatballs' recipes, great places to eat vegan and even a plant based pet food brand for your super cool vegan dog. In the last 3 years, the number of American vegans increased by 500% (1% to 6%). “Plant-based” restaurants are blooming all over the country, not only in America but also in England. So, are you gonna give up the chops or are you against the trend? Steak is so 2016…*reaches for sausage roll*

Vector illustration

10.30am
15 November 2017

Rich in History

Advertising art Junior, Art director, Creative director, Designer, Ad agency proprietor, illustrator & painter…
 
These are just some of the creative endeavours of David Holmes,
 
"A brush with the music of time" is a collection of his art work throughout his career as an artist and illustrator. 50 years of memories, anecdotes and creativity, visually transcribed in an unique book format with an open spine allowing the work to lay flat when opened. 
 
A visual delight that you should rush to get before the limited edition runs out over here!

Painterly Illustration

10.30am
14 November 2017

The story of The Slave Who Fought Back

The book that changed America, “Roots” by Alex Haley will be re edited on April 2018 by Penguin Vintage. In this powerful & smart cover Ulla Puggard used his inky lettering style to translate the story of Kunta Kinte captured as an adolescent and sold into slavery in the United States.

Typography Illustration

10.30am
30 October 2017

The Higgie Review

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.

10.30am
27 October 2017

Stylish Stokey!

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!

 

10.30am
26 October 2017

The Magic of Science

In collaboration with the Science museum, published by Thames and Hudson, Harriet Russel's book "this book thinks you're a Scientist" is a fun introduction to science for primary school children. For all the scientific apprentice's who ever wondered how to levitate paper clips, make water freeze instantly or even bend light, this book have been made for you!

Lettering Illustration Typography

11.21am
24 October 2017

David de las Heras for the women's rights

Let’s take a minute over our mid morning cuppa to appreciate David de las Heras in the french magazine l’Obs. Once more we see his classic painterly style perfectly capturing the emotion and grit of it’s subject : anthropologist & feminist Françoise Héritier, known best for defending women's equality and their rights to medically assisted procreation.

Painterely Illustration David de las Heras