All the latest from the Central Illustration Agency
15 March 2018
It's Friday and to end the week at CIA we have the good news of welcoming Lizzie Campbell better known as Clay Disarray. As her name implies, Lizzie is a clay artist. She mostly creates amazing and very realistic movie posters in various genres, generously doused in humour. But it’s her apparent penchants for darker themes which excite us the most! We can't wait to see her handmade models move in animation.
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.
22 February 2018
We are delighted to welcome some fresh blood here at CIA. Known under the mysterious pseudonym of Mason London, Joe Prytherch can turn any project into something cool and energetic, referencing popular culture with a mix of sensitive observational work and punchy, humorous surrealism.
Hugely influenced by hip-hop and underground music, it’s as the art director for the online music platform Boiler Room that Joe started his career before becoming a full-time illustrator and animator. His style has already been adopted by brands like Nike or Adidas and record labels such as Stones Throw among others. He’s even proven himself as a one-man powerhouse of animation, producing an entire music video from scratch in 6 weeks.
25 September 2017
Penguin recently commissioned Harry Tennant to create contemporary and rather stirring new illustrations for four of Imre Kertész’s novels - Fateless, Detective Story, Liquidation, Kaddish for an Unborn Child as Vintage Classics. We are sharing one of these bold covers on the blog - look out for the full set in the portfolio, coming soon!
8 September 2017
Whilst we wrestle about who should be first to get a doggo for the CIA studio, we can spend some time flicking through the silky vectors of Deanna Halsall's portfolio. We like the look of this loyal hound.
31 March 2017
As we get our first sprinkling of sunshine in London we can't help but share with you another of Whooli Chen's beautifully whimsical escapes into spring. It's subtle yet FRESH and is tantalising us with a yearning for homeade lemonade. Thanks Whooli for steering us into the weekend.
10 March 2017
It's Friday and to end a terrific week at CIA we have the good news of welcoming illustrator David De Las Heros to the roster. He's a great guy and esquisitely talented with a paint brush. There is a harmonious mix of contemporary graphic forms with his background training in classic painting that create something both endearing and adept. We are pretty happy to share this portfolio with you all. Take a Gander.
6 January 2017
Earthy yet exuberant, folky yet fantastical Margaux Carpentier is a delicious contrast of visual flavours. Inspired with a wild imagination and posessing serious talent with a brush- she's our January treat to you all. Margaux has been in our sight line for a while and we're very happy and very proud to say she is now an official CIA artist.
15 December 2016
We'd like to give our warmest welcome to CIA artist Whooli Chen. Whooli's portfolio is flourishing with imagination captured in a delicacy that we can only begin to fathom. Her work lends itself to conceptual editorial, publishing and packaging and we are excited to see what's in store in the New Year.
Take a peak and take your time because it's just simply lovely.
21 October 2016
Ray Ban have the right idea for promoting their cool shades. Ben Fearnley's probably the most exciting 3D artist out there. Packed full of punch and unfathomable shapes, we like the crops of this poster just as much as the full scale. Nice Job.