All the latest from the Central Illustration Agency
22 March 2018
20 March 2018
Anna Higgie’s work naturally covers a broad spectrum, there is very little she can’t turn her hand to. When she is not busy working on books, murals or on music posters, she is creating textile's design. Sew Over It, a London based fabric shop, already used Anna’s talent last year to create their packaging for the brand’s craft kits and sewing patterns. This time, they’ve commissioned her to design 9 patterns for their fabric collection. Dust off your sewing kit and get sticking in these lovely patterns!
12 March 2018
Brosmind is a family business, like in every family and in every business, they sometimes have conflicted point of views. Brothers Juan and Alejandro have a totally different and unusual approach of how to resolve those conflicts and this must be why we love them so much. They started developing a series of technological gadgets to ingeniously unlock any dead end situations about decision making.
Let us introduce you the FlipCoin which is making binary decisions much easier.“ By pressing its' only button, we will jump to a nice animated coin, which at the fall will randomly show the face of Juan or Alejandro”. The Brosmind Dunk offers a method for making decisions less immediate than the launch of a coin. “It is ideal for situations where you are discussing issues with a certain depth where it is not advisable to make hot decisions.” The system consists of a two-player basketball game, in which the winner will be the one whose opinion will be accepted. And finally, for extreme situations that can affect the existence of the study or family cohesion, the Family Business. “In this case it is a 4 players fighting video game, starring all the members of our family. The system offers many possible results. If nobody agrees, logically the game will end when there is only one character left standing”.
9 March 2018
We can add yet another prestigious designer collaboration to the list for artist Ricardo Cavolo! Following on from Bally, Zara an Alexander McQueen, the iconic Spanish artist has illustrated a collection of bags for the brand If Bags. Inspired by the painter Frida Kahlo, Ricardo shares her taste for symbolism. “A piece of art is not always something standing in a museum. Sometimes it is something you can keep with yourself.”
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.
14 February 2018
Uplifting, joyful and spring-like imagery for Godiva’s Valentine’s Campaign by Jessie Ford. Go run to the shop and get a box for your other half or even just for yourself. Approved by the CIA’s office! Little Valentine’s fact: It was originally a day to celebrate Saint Valentinus, who performed weddings for soldiers who were not allowed to marry. He was imprisoned for this and wrote a letter to the daughter of his jailer before he was executed signing ‘From your Valentine’. He was buried on February 14th. OK... now go bury yourself in chocolate!
14 February 2018
It's Valentines day, hoorah. I'm sure we are expected to show you some kind of humorous satirical piece on the perils of romance because, y'know, we're funny like that. This year we're making a change, getting cute and showing off a spectacular project by a truly tremendous artist. Aitch has worked with Chobani to create a fully fledged campaign for their rebrand and release of their latest product. You can see her work beautifully animated over here. Until then, here's some brand illustration, some delicious yoghurt and some super huge lovin' from us.
5 December 2017
Clarges Mayfair, the swanky new building development set to be the hottest spot in London is underway, Andy Singleton has been asked to create a beautiful wintery scene. Currently installed in the reception of this fine new building, there are plans to showcase it in the groundlfoors windows. Keep your eyes peeled for this paper sculpture to get you in the Christmas spirit.
30 November 2017
Good Wives & Warriors are the new “face” of I+M cosmetic, an organic, vegan, fair-player, plant powered & do-gooder German brand. Hard to do better. Each illustration communicates the political and sustainable values of the brand using a spirit animal to capture the different aspects of what beauty can mean and floral elements of their natural, plant-based ingredients. Powerful illustrations for a powerful brand.