All the latest from the Central Illustration Agency
8 December 2017
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.
22 November 2017
Ricardo Cavolo has struck again.After a collaboration with Bally & Zara, it’s the turn for Atelier New Regime, a Montreal-based streetwear label, to use Ricardo Cavolo’s iconic illustrations. Their collaboration called “the Change” is about getting back to human essence using symbolism of animals as a metaphor for messages of love, freedom, brotherhood & acceptance.
23 October 2017
It’s hard to miss Ricardo Cavolo lately, he is everywhere.
His collaboration with the Bally collective (curated by the music producer Swizz Beatz) made his art - finally - wearable. An entire shoes & accessories collection of his designs are now available. Excited yet?
« A collaboration by the artist, for the artist, with the people »
19 October 2017
Fix up look sharp! Paul Oakley's sleek and well tailored figure is cutting edge with it's sharp graphic vectors. This piece was commissioned for a fashion book cover, unfortunately it didn't quite make the cut for print despite it's serious style. What can we say - that's fashion!
31 August 2017
18 August 2017
Andy Singleton's latest work is exhibiting in Manchester Motel One Royal Exchange. Taking inspiration from Manchester's cotton producing history and inspired by the process of manufacturing cotton thread and fabric, Andy Singleton has created a large scale installation and 3 small cased works exploring the theme. The work explores the moment the cotton thread is woven into a new forms and becomes fabric, capturing the energy of the process.
8 August 2017
Alice Patullo has been in the rolling Yorkshire countryside at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, updating us all with treats from her installed exhibition 'Of House and Home'. For those who can't make it, we thought it was only fair to share some of the beautiful prints and artworks. This piece is titled 'A Garden Displayed'. See many more over here.
2 August 2017
Harriet Taylor Seed likes to challenge herself at her craft and in her creative skillset. Her most recent endeavour is entering her blanket designs for Slowdown Studio's competition and we've got our hands on some of the creatures that will feature on it! We know we'd want to be wrapping up and snuggling down with these fellas. Thanks Harriet!
11 July 2017
Uijung Kim is possibly the cheeriest person we've ever had the pleasure of meeting. Now based in Brooklyn NY, her works is inspired by her travels and from her childhood in South Korea, where food, family, friends, fashion and a whole tonne of fun come into play. If you aren't stifling a giggle of delight whilst looking through her folio, you'll get your money back! It's an honour to welcome Uijung to the CIA Roster.
2 July 2017
Harriet Taylor Seed has been applying her decorative folk illustration to pattern designs for print. Inspired by the four seasons she had created four different textile designs that branch away from her slightly more refines work to create quirky cut out shapes. We love 'em and want them all please! Just in time for the early Autumn.