All the latest from the Central Illustration Agency
20 June 2018
He's one of our newer guys - Shan Jiang produced a timelessly stylish cover for 'Journey To The Edge of The World.' Get your hands on this to find a wealth of intrictae landscapes and cultures, illustrated by Shan and ready to be coloured in.
16 May 2018
Nowadays, there is an app for pretty much everything, but an app featured with Ben Fearnley’s work is pretty unique! Our CGI whiz has been commission by Apple, hard to escalate from here! The first illustration was created for an app used by HTML phobic - the concept was to create a mass mix of unorganised code that would then visually appear to be organised as it passes through the app icon shape, hence the use of the app simplifying the process of coding. The second illustration was created for an App used by apprentice artists, representing a pandora box as a design motif to express the creative world that is constantly pouring out ideas. Wrap you mind around that.
12 March 2018
Brosmind is a family business, like in every family and in every business, they sometimes have conflicted point of views. Brothers Juan and Alejandro have a totally different and unusual approach of how to resolve those conflicts and this must be why we love them so much. They started developing a series of technological gadgets to ingeniously unlock any dead end situations about decision making.
Let us introduce you the FlipCoin which is making binary decisions much easier.“ By pressing its' only button, we will jump to a nice animated coin, which at the fall will randomly show the face of Juan or Alejandro”. The Brosmind Dunk offers a method for making decisions less immediate than the launch of a coin. “It is ideal for situations where you are discussing issues with a certain depth where it is not advisable to make hot decisions.” The system consists of a two-player basketball game, in which the winner will be the one whose opinion will be accepted. And finally, for extreme situations that can affect the existence of the study or family cohesion, the Family Business. “In this case it is a 4 players fighting video game, starring all the members of our family. The system offers many possible results. If nobody agrees, logically the game will end when there is only one character left standing”.
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.
25 October 2017
What can’t Mario Wagner get his teeth stuck into? Nothing! Except perhaps an out of date toffee apple…Here is another great example of his capacity to employ collage and digital vectors to create a dynamic illustration bursting with energy. We’ve been transported into the surreal world of collaged 3D with this piece for Nintendo Super Metroid. - it’s time to undust your old console and go save the world!
18 October 2017
The incredible work of multitalented artist Ben Fearnley has been put to use in the photo adverts for Beats headhpones. He's been busy modelling, CGI photographing and rendering these snappy images to bold and punchy success.
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.
5 June 2017
Catch Simon Spilsbury on Sky Arts programme 'Tate Walks’ Tuesday 6th at 8pm for a documentary and discussion behind his incredible 3 metre illustration of race day at Epsom Derby. Simon was followed by a film crew all day at the event as he was reportage sketching. Following this he had a studio filming session a few weeks later to see his interpretation of The Derby Day, an 1858 William Powell Frith painting. What an opportunity to understand the finesse and skill behind Simon's astute humour and energy, in his truly original artwork. Don't miss out!
4 May 2017
ELLO, ELLO, ELLO what have we here? Some rather cheeky chappies from charming folk illustrator Margaux Carpentier for London Zoo - be sure to spot her murals there too. She has such an individual style that sets her apart from other folk illustrators, crossing the boundaries of painting into the lands of graphic vectors - we can't get enough of these cute guys. Thanks Margaux, you've cheered us right up.
15 March 2017
You'll spot Chris Brown's installation and new visitor experience for the house at The National Trust site, The Vyne in Hampshire. His beautifully crafted work is perfectly matched with the Tudo history of the building and will be installed whilst they undergo some extensive conservation work. The Vyne has an original Tudor chapel as part of the house which Chris has brought to life with his linocuts Henry V111 and Anne Boelyn on horsebaack and processions of activity continued throughtout the building.
We're going to make it a CIA day out this spring for sure and grabbing all the merch!