All the latest from the Central Illustration Agency
20 March 2018
Anna Higgie’s work naturally covers a broad spectrum, there is very little she can’t turn her hand to. When she is not busy working on books, murals or on music posters, she is creating textile's design. Sew Over It, a London based fabric shop, already used Anna’s talent last year to create their packaging for the brand’s craft kits and sewing patterns. This time, they’ve commissioned her to design 9 patterns for their fabric collection. Dust off your sewing kit and get sticking in these lovely patterns!
9 March 2018
We can add yet another prestigious designer collaboration to the list for artist Ricardo Cavolo! Following on from Bally, Zara an Alexander McQueen, the iconic Spanish artist has illustrated a collection of bags for the brand If Bags. Inspired by the painter Frida Kahlo, Ricardo shares her taste for symbolism. “A piece of art is not always something standing in a museum. Sometimes it is something you can keep with yourself.”
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.
24 January 2018
From Audrey Hepburn to Marge Simpson, Stanley Chow new exhibition “Mannequin” celebrates female icon, art & pop culture.
“I entered the world of illustration, focusing initially on fashion 20 years ago. However over the years the work you take on doesn’t necessarily reflect the work you want to do (…) I wish I did more fashion illustration and with this exhibition, this is me wanting to scratch that itch.”
Until the end of April, you can find an insight into Stanley early work at Artisan in Manchester.
16 January 2018
We're on beret watch at CIA and it looks like Lynnie Zulu has been keeping check with the latest trends too. She's famous for her lurid and punchy palette and ease of brush stroke that is set to get your heart racing. Here are some total babes for you on this cloudy Tuesday.
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!