All the latest from the Central Illustration Agency
25 August 2017
Lynnie has been collaborating with LifeWTR on their series celebrating female artists. Did you know that art by women makes up only 5% of permanent collections? They invited Lynnie over to New York to create some work live in their Open Gallery where she drummed up quite the crowd! LifeWTR partner with emerging artists, turning their bottles into a canvas for new art.
18 August 2017
Andy Singleton's latest work is exhibiting in Manchester Motel One Royal Exchange. Taking inspiration from Manchester's cotton producing history and inspired by the process of manufacturing cotton thread and fabric, Andy Singleton has created a large scale installation and 3 small cased works exploring the theme. The work explores the moment the cotton thread is woven into a new forms and becomes fabric, capturing the energy of the process.
14 August 2017
Behold Ben Fearnley's full CGI product visual and illustration created for the Hibiki Japanese Harmony Whisky. The bespoke illustration has a hand crafted approach to it to mimic paper illustration with the brand message: 'Inspired by Nature, Mastered by Artisans.' Well, send us a sample then!
11 August 2017
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.
4 August 2017
2 August 2017
Harriet Taylor Seed likes to challenge herself at her craft and in her creative skillset. Her most recent endeavour is entering her blanket designs for Slowdown Studio's competition and we've got our hands on some of the creatures that will feature on it! We know we'd want to be wrapping up and snuggling down with these fellas. Thanks Harriet!
1 August 2017
Arrrrr it's Charlotte Day's bespoke and luminous designs for Ncnéan Whisky created in delicated painterly layers of gouache. The Scottish distillery intending to release their first whiskey in 2020 will be using these designs in advertising and packaging identity, Distilled using only organic barley using 100% sustainable sources. The flora used in the illustration are all local to the distillery and reflect it's wild and beautiful location.
31 July 2017
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.
28 July 2017
A big cheers to Jonny Wan who has created bespoke and extremely beguiling artwork for The Johnnie Walker Blue Label Whisky with LOVE Creative. The artworks are limited editions specific to regions or countries and this (first of two illustrations) by Johnnie was for Lebanon. Spot his other dazzling design in the folio for Peru.
17 July 2017
It take two to make a thing go ri-iiight. Actually it doesn't, it only takes one talented hand-drawn type artist (amongst other illustrative abilities) known as Sarah J Coleman or Inky Mole to get you all in a summery spin. Typography for Wild Bean cafe with TBWA Manchester for a tropical summer campaign. We'd like some of this mango business please!