10.30am
3 August 2017

Bloomsbury Modern Classics

It's an absolute delight to share with you three artworks by CIA Artists, Kerry Hyndman, Dan Mumford and Matt Taylor. They were selected to contribute to the newly released Bloomsbury Modern Classics series for the titles The Kite Runner, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell and The English Patient.

 

 

10.30am
2 August 2017

Crafty Croc

Harriet Taylor Seed likes to challenge herself at her craft and in her creative skillset. Her most recent endeavour is entering her blanket designs for Slowdown Studio's competition and we've got our hands on some of the creatures that will feature on it! We know we'd want to be wrapping up and snuggling down with these fellas. Thanks Harriet!

10.30am
1 August 2017

Ncnéan Whisky

Arrrrr it's Charlotte Day's bespoke and luminous designs for Ncnéan Whisky created in delicated painterly layers of gouache. The Scottish distillery intending to release their first whiskey in 2020 will be using these designs in advertising and packaging identity, Distilled using only organic barley using 100% sustainable sources. The flora used in the illustration are all local to the distillery and reflect it's wild and beautiful location. 

10.30am
31 July 2017

i-Pad Times

Much like many established artists Brian Grimwood has kept up with the digital times and you'll often find his paintbrush is replaced with a wacom pen. You'll still find the same sense of immediacy and fluidity in his work that's iconic and very much prolific work in advertising over since the 70's. Take a glance through his folio to compare the progression of ink to digital pen yourselves, it's a fantastic documentation of illustration. 

10.30am
28 July 2017

Johnnie Walker

A big cheers to Jonny Wan who has created bespoke and extremely beguiling artwork for The Johnnie Walker Blue Label Whisky with LOVE Creative. The artworks are limited editions specific to regions or countries and this (first of two illustrations) by Johnnie was for Lebanon. Spot his other dazzling design in the folio for Peru. 

10.30am
27 July 2017

WHU DUD IT?

Phwoar! It's only Darren Hopes wielding his mysterious power for the 1843 Magazine - The Economist. Spot this ominously glow on the printed pages accompanying the culture section on recommended books. Darren illustrates The 7th Function of Language by Laurent Binet and the title is reviewed in detail throwing up the pivotal question in the plot - who killed Roland Barthes? Sounds like a big game of cluedo. 

10.30am
26 July 2017

Going To School

Rose Blake has published her book 'Going To School' with Frances Lincoln Childrens Books. Hailed to be 'A gentle introduction to school'. Full of visual narratives and exciting things to spot, it's a great title for stimulating discussion. We have our own copy here full of charming scenes illustrated by Rose inside. 

 

Be sure to catch Roses's latest interview with Creative Lives as she discusses her working process.

 

 

10.30am
25 July 2017

Austen

Martin Haake has illustrated the life and works on Jane Austen in an inspired fan shaped timeline. As part of The Sunday Times, Martin depicts some of her memorable achievments with charming cut out folk characters and icons that fit well within his American folk style. There's a write up on Creative Review - check it out!

10.30am
24 July 2017

Boat Race

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. 

10.30am
20 July 2017

Greenwich

Home to the Meridian Line, Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, the National Maritime Museum, the Old Royal Naval College including the fabulous Painted Hall, London’s cable car, Greenwich Market, Greenwich Park and The O2 arena - Jitesh Patel can map it all. He's king of the map, taking his moleskin wherever he goes and documenting cities intricacies and skylines. We fancy a jaunt to Greenwich now, that's for sure.