10.30am
25 July 2018

Wes Anderson

Here at CIA, we have a soft spot for Wes Anderson’s movies, and we aren’t alone.“Wes’ meticulous films transport me to a sumptuous yet melancholy parallel universe that I always love to visit” - Sam Gilbey has been drawing the pop culture he loves for as long as he can remember. Wes Anderson’s specific colour palette and photographic scenes are a prime source of inspiration for many artists, here a few pieces by Stan Chow, Clay Disarray and Tatiana Boyko. Hard to agree which movie is the best! 

10.30am
24 July 2018

Grace Jones

Grace Beverly Jones is a Jamaican singer, songwriter and supermodel record producer and actress. Benjamin Wachenje has captured her most iconic look in his bright, street pop style. A regular contributor to the Guardian and Rolling Stone, Benjamin has also collaborated with Timberland, Levi's, Virgin Atlantic and Rockstar Games.

10.30am
18 July 2018

Inedibles

We have a tasty summery spread for you by clay model artist Clay Disarray. Titled 'The Inedibles' this series is both bold and playful - a great insight into how graphic the results can be. Make sure you check out Clay's full portfolio over here. 

11.54am
5 July 2018

Fridolatry

Mexican painter and feminist icon Frida Kahlo has been a source of inspiration to many artists during the last century. To celebrate her 111th birthday, we are sharing portraits by our very own CIA artists. From the minimal graphic style of Stan Chow to the quirky clay models of Clay Disarray, Frida’s portrait has been widley represented over the years. She hugely influenced Spanish artist Ricardo Cavolo who shares her taste for symbolism “She had her own way of explaining life through her art, and that’s not so common” and has recently been illustrated by Margaux Carpentier for her exhibition at the V&A.

10.30am
29 June 2018

Influencers

Harriet Taylor Seed has illustrated a remarkable series of portraits of the people who have influenced her. From childhood through formative teenage years, into her time at university and through her career. In order of appearance: Coco Chanel, Prince, Zandra Rhodes, Paul Simon, Baz Luhrman’s Romeo + Juliet, Joseph Cornell, RuPaul, Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, David Hockney, Yayoi Kusama, Jarvis Cocker, Celia Birtwell, Tallulah from Bugsy Malone and Eric Carle. 

10.30am
18 June 2018

Where's Fivey?

Uijung Kim illustrates a playful piece with a hidden mascot 'Fivey". Can you spot him? Illustrated for Scottish Power who are sponsoring Marathons, commissioned by Leith. Great characters and what a celebratory scene! 

10.30am
15 June 2018

News from Toby Leigh

He's punchy and has a mind full of visual quips - and he ain't afraid to get a bit gritty with it. We love Toby Leigh's latest editorial illustrations he's produced for Air France and more. He's a sneak peak at some highlights. 

 

10.30am
11 June 2018

Shop Mag

Since joining CIA she hasn't stopped! Deanna Halsall was asked to design and illustrate the cover for Shop Mag, one of our favourite boutique clients, with an impressive history of sought after artists. We are very proud to show this pocket sized piece off!

 

 

10.30am
8 June 2018

Wongrel

Pow Pow Pow! Here is the legend Benedict Wong as Kublai Khan in Marco Polo, before he became an Avenger by the one and only Stan Chow. In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, "Marco Polo" is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century Mongolia. Check it out! 

10.30am
15 May 2018

Aveuglements

"The paper is complicated and abstract, but it speaks of our blindness to chaos and religious wars." Here is Harry Tennant's interpretation, an editorial piece for L'Obs, for a book review by Jean-François Colosimo called 'Aveuglements' - a quick overview, it's about nihilism since the age of enlightenment. Deep!