All the latest from the Central Illustration Agency
18 July 2018
16 July 2018
Mason London's illustrations often capture small moments in subculture,s much like a photograph snapshot his work can illuminate details we often miss. It feels fitting to share these social scenes, from around the world as we follow the football in every pub and on every screen with rapture.
1 June 2018
Let’s celebrate June with our new signing straight from Argentina, Marcos Farina! Marcos studied graphic design & handmade printing techniques and is now teaching at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism in Buenos Aires. His clean illustrative style is playful and unique with a carefully selected palette rooted in retro. With ingenuity and a sprinkle of humour, Marcos tackles complex concepts, always seeking a simple, beautifully structured outcome.
23 May 2018
We are so excited about our latest signing, Shan Jiang! Originally from Shanghai, Shan is now based in London where he works for an enviable list of clients such as Nike, Apple, Toyota, Volvo, The Guardian… Shan’s art is strongly influenced by his Chinese roots and its flourishing subcultures. His fantastical and detailed illustrations are a burst of colour and energy, packed with bewitching narratives and psychedelic dream-like environments.
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.