All the latest from the Central Illustration Agency
25 July 2018
24 July 2018
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.
18 July 2018
5 July 2018
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.
29 June 2018
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.
18 June 2018
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!
15 June 2018
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.
11 June 2018
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!
8 June 2018
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!
15 May 2018
"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!