31 July 2014

A New cover for Camilleri

Look what just landed on our desks here at CIA towers! The latest installment in the Inspector Montalbano series by Andrea Camilleri with a Jeff Fisher designed book jacket, full of intrigue and balmy Italian warmth, check out the rest of the series by Jeff on the PanMacmillan website.

Jeff Fisher Angelicas Smile

30 July 2014

Julene did something

Did anyone else pick up a copy of the 'Do Something' supplement in the Guardian featuring Julene Harrison's intricate paper cutting work on the cover?

Julene Harrison

29 July 2014

Matt Taylor takes on San Diego.

Matthew Taylor has recently designed the cover for a new Limited Edition 7" single of Danny Elfman's music from Batman: The Animated Series, which was released by Mondo at San Diego Comic Con last week. The design features a tantalising but tasteful rendering Harley Quinn, enough to get the hearts racing of comic book nerds and vinyl junkies alike. Phew! Not only that but he's also released a poster for the new XBox One game Sunset Overdrive.

Matt Taylor Batman

28 July 2014

Citrus, coffee and cinnamon

Illywords is not just another corporate publication, it covers topics such as food, art and design while promoting the coffee company's core values of civil enterprise, multiculturalism and awareness, and it's all wrapped up in a delightful bookzine. Jakob Hinrichs' illustrations for an article on taste is a delicious assault on all the senses, we just want to dive straight in there and pour ourselves a strong dark espresso!

Jakob Hinrichs Illy

25 July 2014

DIY don't.

Stephen Collins has drawn this hilarious mini comic for the Guardian, touching on a subject close to the hearts of us all. Now, step away from the Polyfiller... 

Stephen Collins DIY

24 July 2014

Getting Ahead of the Game.

A few of our illustrators have produced headers for the Le Book newsletter. Firstly, Ahoy There's typographic 'Splash', then Ray Smith's cheeky 'Portraits', and finally Rose Blake's reflective 'interiors' piece. Sign up to the newsletter yourself for a regular dose of industry inspiration and more headline-stealing headers.

Le Book

23 July 2014

Stamp Collecting

The Commonwealth Games have been keeping our artists busy. Tim Marrs has produced this vivid design for the Royal Mail for a presentation pack of new stamps to commemorate the event. They'll certainly be a highlight of his two decade-long stamp collection (oh yes…) Keep your eyes peeled for them in a Post Office near you!

Tim Marrs Royal Mail

22 July 2014

Raising a toast to Royal Mile Whiskey

After a visit to the Royal Mile Whiskey shop in Edinburgh (which, as far as meetings go, seems a pretty damn good place to have one), Sarah J Coleman went home to design a new identity and bottle labels for the shop and their distillery. She came up with these elegant, personalised typographic pieces, and then wrote a lovely blog post about her creative process. Cheers!

Sarah J Coleman Whiskey

21 July 2014

Quality, style and Heritage for Brooks.

Ulla Puggard has created some new illustrations for the historical bicycle saddle manufactrer Brooks. A truly 'Made in England' commission for a very international illustrator.



Ulla Puggard Brooks

18 July 2014

Members Only

Rose Blake has done a series of illustrations for The Groucho Club, famous for it's celebrity membership and extensive art collection. We're enjoying the little bit of CIA/family meta illustration going on with her little characters gathered around a piano painted by Sir Peter Blake.

rose blake gaucho