All the latest from the Central Illustration Agency
13 December 2017
Commissioned for an article in The Washington Post “There are dolls for all Barbie’s weddings. Here are the ones for her divorces”, Susan Burghart broke old social rules and finally brought Barbie in the 21st century. “For every Dream Fantasy Wedding™, there must have followed a Dream Fantasy Divorce™” Perhaps this woman just don’t need no man! Very progressive, we like her style.
8 December 2017
Paul Smith became a respected and successful designer by accident. Literally, because of a bike accident. Our retro artist Mark Thomas has illustrated his unexpected story in GQ magazine, in collaboration with Childrensalon. A nostalgic style depicting the fashion fairytale of Paul Smith, one of Britain’s most famous fashion designers.
29 November 2017
28 November 2017
'Great Northeners' is an exhibition celebrating Great Manchester's most influential and impactful people. Each member of the final shortlist has been immortalised by renowned Manchester artist and CIA member Stanley Chow, and the portraits form a permanent exhibition at the Great Northern Warehouse open to the public now! Today we are sharing his portrait of Tony Wilson.
23 November 2017
“The inspiration for the festive cup design was just the idea of having a really fun festival party, fuelled by delicious cake an coffee. I was firstly briefed by the design agency about the tone and feel of illustration, then I sent them a rough coloured sketch. From that I worked up the final drawing in Photoshop.” Rose B.
10 November 2017
Sam Gilbey perfectly captured it - the nerve-racking, disturbing & intriguing atmosphere of the unavoidable series Stranger Things.
Inspired by a lifelong passion for popular culture, Sam keeps thrilling us with his powerfully cinematic, painterly illustrations. If you haven't watched it yet, stop everything and go catch up the last season of Stranger Things!
8 November 2017
With bundles of talent and oodles of endless witty quips MH Jeeves is one of our favourite cartoon illustrators around. She's incredibly modest and incredibly funny and always willing to share her personal persuits with us. Here we see her upcyling her makeup into humorous compositions. It's amazing what you can create with a mascara wand!
7 November 2017
Having studied in Paris and Surrey Margaux spent the decadent years of her early twenties playing poker and developing a unique graphic style using various mediums, from 0.2 Rotring pens to tones of cans of spray paint, and now adapts her illustrations in 2 & 3D as well as large scale murals. This folk-tastic and brilliantly lurid piece is charged with energy and available to buy online from Print Club London.
24 October 2017
17 October 2017
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!