10.30am
17 October 2017

Jesmyn Ward

Deanna Halsall depicts a portrait of American novelist and associate professor of Enlgish at Tulane University for The New Yorker. Jesmyn Ward won the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction and a 2012 Alex Award with her second novel Salvage the Bones, a story about familial love and community covering the 10 days preceding Hurricane Katrina, the day of the cyclone, and the day after. This all feels quite fitting after the stirring skies caused by hurrican Ophelia!

10.30am
3 October 2017

Adopt a Bench

The wonderous work of Richard Wilkinson featured in Stylist, France for an article about the ‘Adopt-A-Bench scheme in Central Park. The scheme will install a personalised plaque on a bench for its donors. Each plaque tells a story, some are quite straight-forward, some more mysterious….

10.30am
27 September 2017

Humans?

David De Las Heras has depicted a curious portrait for La Maleta magazine accompanying an discussion 'What Makes Us Human?' Eight academic disciples of different genreations convened at The European School of Humanities to discuss. They cited that the evolutionary success of humans is surely "a mixture of innovative features, intellectual capacity, curiousity, flexibility, adaption and socialisation, that requires an approach from different points of view." A very wise start to the day indeed! 

10.30am
31 August 2017

Soho House Notes

Jonny Wan is displaying his confidence in illustrating interesting and unique characters in this editorial piece for Soho House. Jonny captures a beautiful balance between rich colours and soft details, we love the candy floss hair!

10.30am
29 August 2017

Oxford Circus

After what has no doubt been a fun filled Bank Holiday weekend, full of street parties and such we're determined to keep the vibes going! Dale Edwin Murray's pretty punky poster design for TFL will keep our heads rocking this morning. 

10.30am
17 August 2017

Winehouse

David De Las Heras for Elpaís Semenal for an article where the writer Leslie Jamison explores the obsession for the excessive life of the British singer, who died six years ago. Titled 'Confessions of an Unreleased Fan', David's portrait is richly painted, conveying the depth of Amy's character. 

10.30am
11 August 2017

Moving In, Moving Up

Deanna Halsall has been with CIA for mere weeks and is already off to an impressive start, continuing her dynamic success in creating textural graphic illustrations. We are taking this morning to welcome her into the clan, there's always room for your lovely plants. 

10.30am
9 August 2017

Sensitive Sketches

Please welcome our latest member Studio Morales. Applying the finest pencil shading and sweeping brush marks, Morales creates depth of character and intimacy in his portraitre that is packed full of feeling. We are proud to have you on board the CIA Wagon. Take a look at some more pieces over here

10.30am
8 August 2017

A Garden Displayed

Alice Patullo has been in the rolling Yorkshire countryside at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, updating us all with treats from her installed exhibition 'Of House and Home'. For those who can't make it, we thought it was only fair to share some of the beautiful prints and artworks. This piece is titled 'A Garden Displayed'. See many more over here

10.30am
31 July 2017

i-Pad Times

Much like many established artists Brian Grimwood has kept up with the digital times and you'll often find his paintbrush is replaced with a wacom pen. You'll still find the same sense of immediacy and fluidity in his work that's iconic and very much prolific work in advertising over since the 70's. Take a glance through his folio to compare the progression of ink to digital pen yourselves, it's a fantastic documentation of illustration.