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.
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!
25 September 2017
Penguin recently commissioned Harry Tennant to create contemporary and rather stirring new illustrations for four of Imre Kertész’s novels - Fateless, Detective Story, Liquidation, Kaddish for an Unborn Child as Vintage Classics. We are sharing one of these bold covers on the blog - look out for the full set in the portfolio, coming soon!
18 September 2017
For those of you still thinking about hot climates, we have some cheerful graphic posters from the one and only Mads Berg. Here's a taste of some beautiful imagery, a promotional series for the landscapes and sights on offer!
4 September 2017
16 August 2017
It's the legend himself, Mick Brownfield's birthday today. What better way to celebrate than to chink a bottle or two of his iconic Coca Cola bottles together? A toast to you Mick and your prolific illustrative work. To many more!
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.
24 July 2017
There is an abundance of timeless style in Mads Berg's work. Distincitve in energy, slashing graphic vectors with precision and creating unimaginable optimism in the angles, we can't get enough of the results. He's worked with clients spanning the advertising world but isn't afraid of getting stuck in for more humble affairs. Here's a tasty race day poster, see more in folio from a mini update.
5 July 2017
He's versatile and prolific and we love it when he comes in for a five hour catch up. Mark Thomas illustrated yesterdays cover for The Radio Times, Pairing bold graphic style with fresh summery colours, we've been transported to a British lawn and we're reaching for the cucumber sandwhiches...