All the latest from the Central Illustration Agency
9 August 2018
Ricardo Cavolo was invited to visit Starbucks headquarters to experience the roasting process first time hand: “This lifelong devotion to coffee and the fact that fire is a consistent theme in his work made Ricardo a perfect fit for illustrating the roasting chapter of our Coffee Stories series.”
After watching the roasting process come to life, Ricardo created a mural in his bold, bright, vibrating style and portrayed the master roaster as a thousand-year-old deity with immense wisdom and uses birds to represent drops of coffee lying joyfully onto one’s palate. “Roasting coffee is just like art. For both, you need instinct and technique, and to be constantly evolving and adding new ideas to your process,” said Ricardo.
3 July 2018
A breeze of summer just landed in the UK and brought with it the joyful work of Aitch working her magic in rebranding a new residential scheme in Hackney. Inspired by the green expanse of Hackney Downs, Aitch’s playful pattern is based on a variety of plants that are indigenous to the area.
22 May 2018
An eclectic world of adventure and curiosity await you at The Trading House. This gastro pub in the heart of the city required an exotic pattern with diverse elements that could also be used as standalone illustrations. Find this wildly beautiful design by Charlotte Day on all printed materials, menus and social platforms for The Trading House.
2 April 2018
It’s not every day that a client like Disney comes knocking at your door… well at Sam Gilbey's magical castle door to be exact. We are so proud to share his work being featured in the last Disney commercial! For Disney movie enthusiast's, you will recognise the village from Beauty and the Beast and a scene from Cinderella beautifully painted with a whimsical tone. Well done Sam, dreams can come true after all!
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.
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2 July 2017
Now that's what I call street art! The most impressive artwork in the most impressive proportions, Ricardo Cavolo's latest work is both punchy and uplifting. Renowned for his explosive and riotus campaiging, his work remains human at it's core. We are in awe of his latest mural.