22 May 2015

Spread the Word

Jonny Wan was commissioned by Fast Company magazine to illustrate an article about 5 key individuals using innovative digital technology to create a smoother bridge between governmental policies and the general public. It's literally bursting at the seams with lovely little tech components and infographic style details.

jonny wan fastco

21 May 2015

Something to Hay

Mark Thomas was commissioned by the Telegraph to produce an illustration to accompany an exculsive extract from the novel Something to Hide which appeared in a special Hay Festival Supplement. The author Deborah Moggach has writted eighteen novels including These Foolish Things which was made into the hit movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. 

something to hide

20 May 2015

Cheeky Little Monki

Today is the day ladies! Lynnie Zulu's collaboration with cult Swedish fashion label Monki launches today. Featuring prints crammed with 100% unadulterated Summer vibes. Save us a banana shaped handbag Lynnie! See you on Carnaby Street.

Lynnie Monki

18 May 2015

No Knives, Better Lives

Tim Marrs has been working with the Leith Agency and the Scottish Government to create a series of posters for an organisation trying to provide information and awareness about the consequences of knife crime promote free local activities for young people. We love to see our illustrators work being put to such worthy causes. Tim's street art influenced posters tap into the vibrant youth culture of Scotland's cities.

Tim Marrs knives

15 May 2015

Worth a thousand words

Gary Neill has been producing a steady stream of editorial illustrations for the Financial Times, particularly in the run up to the election. His images add an extra layer of narrative to each article with intelligent and creative concepts.

Gary Neill economist

14 May 2015

Brick House

This is one of the BEST things we've recieved in the post here at CIA in ages! We like nice post. Alice Pattullo has teamed up with Design For Today (who have an excellent instagram) to produce a small run of Lithograph prints as a homage to Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious who are undoubtably an influence of Alice's work.

Brick House

13 May 2015


We were lucky enough to finally meet Ricardo Cavolo, who joined the agency at the end of last year, he's been a busy chap, jetsetting around the world painting murals and putting on exhibitions. His latest however was at NOW Gallery in Greenwich. The show featured some gigantic flags which he had painted inside the space to reflect the history of the Greenwich Peninsula. The show was produced in association with Nobrow and ELCAF.

Ricardo Emblema

12 May 2015

Let them eat Cake!

Clare Melinsky's hand printed designs have been used on the packaging of a Marks and Spencers cake, and they look amazing! Bursting with springtime flora and fauna, we can't think of a better excuse to have to go out and buy cake.

Clare Melinsky cake

8 May 2015

Not so secret 7"

Over the weekend, the yearly record sleeve design charity exhibition, Secret 7", opened their doors to the public for sale day, which means that we can now reveal the sleeves designed by CIA artists. Clockwise from top left is Lynnie Zulu, Brian Grimwood, Sir Peter Blake, Telegramme and Anna Higgie. Special mention to Telegramme who had his design laser cut into a piece of wood, a real piece of craft! We'd love to know who got their hands on the Sir Peter Blake one! If you're unaware of Secret 7" head over to their website here.

secret 7

7 May 2015

Le Bal des Oiseaux

Jeff Fisher has recently designed a silk scarf for the eminent Parisian fashion house Hermès. The scarves, measuring 90x90cm are spun from the silk of 250 mulberry moth cocoons. The first scarf was produced in 1937 and every design since has become an instant collectable. Hermès say; "Looking at this bright, festive scene with its glowing colours, it's easy to imagine its creator's delight in the shaping of the composition: we seem to hear the chatter of a thousand brightly-plumed birds." We've added lots of lovely new work to Jeff's folio here.

Jeff Fisher Hermes