10.30am
19 October 2017

Fashun!

Fix up look sharp! Paul Oakley's sleek and well tailored figure is cutting edge with it's sharp graphic vectors. This piece was commissioned for a fashion book cover, unfortunately it didn't quite make the cut for print despite it's serious style. What can we say - that's fashion!

10.30am
18 October 2017

Ben's Beats

The incredible work of multitalented artist Ben Fearnley has been put to use in the photo adverts for Beats headhpones. He's been busy modelling, CGI photographing and rendering these snappy images to bold and punchy success. 

10.30am
12 October 2017

Bridges Through Time

It's great to see Jeremy Sancha working in strong structures and utilising the power of monochrome in his woodcuts. Illustrating one bridge that crosses over the canal a little way up the railway line that is next to CIA offices. The time difference in structure spans 35 years, the old bridge depicts classical pillars which has now been replaced by a modern design. A beautiful bit of local history there, thank you Jeremy. 

 

 

10.30am
5 October 2017

Lamp

MH Jeeves has had a busy year, seasoning cook books with humourous line drawings and peppering our shelves with illustration. Today we're sharing a personal work with you - we're imagining a cosy cottage in lamplight with a good book and a glass of wine. 

10.30am
28 September 2017

Cheery Chappies

We'd like to welcome Uijung Kim once more firmly into the fold. Isn't her illustration just the cheeriest thing you've ever seen? Lovely lettering and some pretty punchy patterns. Welcome Uijung, welcome thursday, welcome all to the ciablog. 

 

 

 

10.30am
26 September 2017

Tyrrells

The fantastic work of CIA animators Dog & Rabbit commissioned for Tyrrells by Wieden & Kennedy for two superb animated tv adverts. The mouth watering, moving crisps are being talked abut over on Campaign Magazine. All hail the Very Important Potatoes! Check out both videos over here

1.19pm
25 August 2017

LifeWTR Open Gallery

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.

Lynnie Zulu Lifewtr

10.30am
18 August 2017

Cottonopolis

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. 

10.30am
14 August 2017

Hibiki

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!

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.