29 August 2014

Lock Down

The hottest new activity for Budapest bound travellers is to have yourself incarcerated in a Rubiks Cube style maze and have to answer a series of crystal maze style brain challenges within an hour. What in God's name happens when you lose?! Parko Polo has illustrated such activity for Easyjet's in flight magazine.

parko polo budapest

28 August 2014

Hifest guests

Watch out for Matt Taylor, Gary Neil and Tim Marrs among some weighty illustration company at Hastings Illustration festival on the 6th December. There'll be live drawing, talks, stall and most importantly, three of CIA's finest. Go say hello.


27 August 2014

Bird watching for Brides

You and Your Wedding Magazine comissioned Sugar Snap Studio to create this field guide to help their readers navigate the weird and wonderful species of guests in attendance at the typical wedding celebration. Hats off to that.

jessie ford field guide

25 August 2014

Fresh from Luzers Archive

Paul Wearing has just sent us this double page spread, hot off the press, which will (quite rightly) be featured in Luzers Archive in their 'Worlds Best 200 Illustrators' issue. The work was completed for M Magazine for Le Monde. Bon Apetit!

Paul Wearing Luzers

22 August 2014

Open for Business

Wendy Plovmand has added a new limited edition print to her online shop. It's A3, printed with archival pigment ink on Hahnemühle Ultra Smooth and totally exemplifies her sophisticated but psychedelic style. I'm moving house soon, housewarming presents are very welcome, thanks!

Wendy Shop

21 August 2014

Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité

Keep an eye out next time you're in Soho for Neal Fox's new sign for The French House pub, celebrating 100 years of the favourite haunt of Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud and Charles De Gaulle alike, it also holds the title of selling more Ricard than anywhere else in the UK. Neal's illustration is "based on Liberty Leading the People by Delacroix but with with added booze, fags and fleurs du mal".

neal fox french house

20 August 2014

This is our Momento

Brothers in arms illustration duo Brosmind have a retrospective of their work on at centre d'Art la Panera, just outside Barcelona. Wander through the wild, wonderful world of their commercial illustration work alongside personal multidisciplinary projects. Catch them there until September 7th.

brosmind exhibition

19 August 2014

Welcome to Sheffield

Jonny Wan hails from Sunny sheffield. As a tribute to the city of his formative years he's designed a coat of arms to celebrate its history and eccentricities, featuring in particular; steel production and big burly men.



jonny wan arms

18 August 2014

Two for the price of One

Stanley Chow AND Richard Wilkinson have both produced portraits for Intelligent Life Magazine's 'Inspiring Innovators' issue. Mother Theresa and James Brown have probably had little in common in the past, they've now thankfully been united under the roof of absolute CIA blog love.

Stan Richard Intelligent life

15 August 2014

Making Moves

Gary Neill has been toiling away at animating some of his editorial illustrations into simple but compelling GIFs with a view to them being used in digital and editorial publications and apps. This is illustration taking a bold leap into the digital age. He's set up a blog with a new one being added weekly.

Gary Neill gifs