All the latest from the Central Illustration Agency
11 July 2018
Book nerds, this one is for you. Edinburgh International Book Festival will launch on the 11th of August and CIA artist Jill Calder will be a featured artist! Jill will be participating in two events, both on August 14th, starting with “The Lives of Illustrators” which reveal their deepest secrets about children’s illustration, followed by an epic drawing adventure investigating the world like never before with her latest book ‘The Picture Atlas’. Tickets to the Book Festival on sale, see you there!
7 May 2018
Bespoke packaging for Indian teas? Look no further, this melting pot of two cultures was the perfect job for Jitesh Patel. His richly ornate work is inspired by his Indian heritage combined with an English upbringing. He has illustrated 4 maps for this luxury brand, offering regional tea growing in Assam, Nilgiri, Kangra and Darjeeling. With his beautiful pen line and detailed style, Jitesh has created a product that will want to keep, even when tea time is over.
30 April 2018
The British Royal Family are undeniably captivating - while the entire world has eyes on the royal baby and wedding, surprisingly few of us have a clear view of their history. Don’t panic, Susan Burghart has taken the responsibility to illustrate the monarchy’s timeline from William III up to Elizabeth II for the Historic Royal Palaces, which will make you a royal expert!
12 April 2018
Jitesh Patel has been off on his lollidays again - don't be fooled though, his working pen never rests, Jitesh has been mapping out the streets and people of Amsterdam in this tight and brightly drawn info-illustration.
12 December 2017
This bespoke illustration by Jitesh Patel was created for the opening of the Cartier Boutique shop, for special guests that were chauffeured to Burlington Arcade. The guests would walkthrough the arcade on a red carpet to the Cartier Boutique shop, when they left the guests have special invitations to enjoy the rest of the evening at a high profile organised party.
23 August 2017
Be prepared to take a journey around the world and back again with Jill Calder's Picture Atlas, published by Bloomsbury. It's about to hit the shelves and it's jam packed full of creatures and characters, and more colour than you can throw a cockatoo at.
25 July 2017
Martin Haake has illustrated the life and works on Jane Austen in an inspired fan shaped timeline. As part of The Sunday Times, Martin depicts some of her memorable achievments with charming cut out folk characters and icons that fit well within his American folk style. There's a write up on Creative Review - check it out!
20 July 2017
Home to the Meridian Line, Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, the National Maritime Museum, the Old Royal Naval College including the fabulous Painted Hall, London’s cable car, Greenwich Market, Greenwich Park and The O2 arena - Jitesh Patel can map it all. He's king of the map, taking his moleskin wherever he goes and documenting cities intricacies and skylines. We fancy a jaunt to Greenwich now, that's for sure.
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.
15 June 2017
He's a man of mysterious and endless imagination, Wilks began writing and illustrating books in 1975. Wilks rocketed to fame following publication of The Ultimate Alphabet in 1986, also publishing The Weather Works, The Ultimate Spot-the-Difference Book, The Ultimate Noah’s Ark, and more before establishing himself as a novelist with The Mirrorscape Trilogy, a fantasy adventure series. His latest endeavour see his illustrative detail put to the test in puzzle format. In this drawing artist Mike Wilks depicts, at the moment of its crumbling, the fantasy world of Pile, an extravagant place devoid of nature and its grace. Test your skills here!