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Tasty type from Chris Brown
Our lino cut expert Chris Brown has just returned from Bologna after teaching a workshop at the incredible Anonima Impressori printing studios. Set up three years ago by print-maker Veronica Bassini it is an Aladdin’s cave for artists, with drawers full of type stacked to the ceiling and print presses rescued from all over Italy. Here is a snap shot Chris took of typface 'fregio mecano', looks good enough to eat!
Aug 6, 2013 / 3 notes

Tasty type from Chris Brown

Our lino cut expert Chris Brown has just returned from Bologna after teaching a workshop at the incredible Anonima Impressori printing studios. Set up three years ago by print-maker Veronica Bassini it is an Aladdin’s cave for artists, with drawers full of type stacked to the ceiling and print presses rescued from all over Italy. Here is a snap shot Chris took of typface 'fregio mecano', looks good enough to eat!

Cheers Prince George from Jessie Ford!
Enter Jessie Ford, proving in this snap shot that not all artists are booze hounds. To celebrate the birth of Prince George our Jessie was asked to create signature cocktails favoured by royalty over the centuries, from the Queen Mum to Henry V111, sweet, spicy, bitter or bubbly there’s a tipple for everyone!
Jessie stuck to the PG tips, keeping sober till it was signed sealed and delivered. We hope she’s done some toasting over the weekend now though- well done Jessie, fabulous work!
Aug 5, 2013

Cheers Prince George from Jessie Ford!

Enter Jessie Ford, proving in this snap shot that not all artists are booze hounds. To celebrate the birth of Prince George our Jessie was asked to create signature cocktails favoured by royalty over the centuries, from the Queen Mum to Henry V111, sweet, spicy, bitter or bubbly there’s a tipple for everyone!

Jessie stuck to the PG tips, keeping sober till it was signed sealed and delivered. We hope she’s done some toasting over the weekend now though- well done Jessie, fabulous work!

Say Cheeeeeese!
Proud mum moment alert! Montse Bernal has had a selection of her beautiful pencil portraits specially selected by Illustration Now! We’re tickled pink by her cheeky monkey grinning like a Cheshire cat. Or a cheshire dog.
Do you get dogs from Chesire?
Ah, who cares when illustrations are this cute!  
Aug 1, 2013

Say Cheeeeeese!

Proud mum moment alert! Montse Bernal has had a selection of her beautiful pencil portraits specially selected by Illustration Now! We’re tickled pink by her cheeky monkey grinning like a Cheshire cat. Or a cheshire dog.

Do you get dogs from Chesire?

Ah, who cares when illustrations are this cute!  

Say Cheeeeeese!
Proud mum moment alert! Montse Bernal has had a selection of her beautiful pencil portraits specially selected by Illustration Now! We’re tickled pink by her cheeky monkey grinning like a Cheshire cat. Or a cheshire dog.
Do you get dogs from Chesire?
Ah, who cares when illustrations are this cute!  
Aug 1, 2013 / 1 note

Say Cheeeeeese!

Proud mum moment alert! Montse Bernal has had a selection of her beautiful pencil portraits specially selected by Illustration Now! We’re tickled pink by her cheeky monkey grinning like a Cheshire cat. Or a cheshire dog.

Do you get dogs from Chesire?

Ah, who cares when illustrations are this cute!  

Clean up your act LV!
Fashion, it’s hard work keeping up with the Catwalk, looking groomed and continually gorgeous - plus it’s freakin expensive!
Take this Louis Vutton dress fantastically illustrated by our very own MH Jeeves. Dress of the year (yes, THE YEAR) is worth a mere £18,000!
Dry clean only? MH thought it resembled a lino floor thus a minature school janitor might be more appropriate.
We couldn’t agree more! 
Jul 31, 2013 / 2 notes

Clean up your act LV!

Fashion, it’s hard work keeping up with the Catwalk, looking groomed and continually gorgeous - plus it’s freakin expensive!

Take this Louis Vutton dress fantastically illustrated by our very own MH Jeeves. Dress of the year (yes, THE YEAR) is worth a mere £18,000!

Dry clean only? MH thought it resembled a lino floor thus a minature school janitor might be more appropriate.

We couldn’t agree more! 

Boston Baby Boomers
One of our brightest young things found herself illustrating a couple of Baby Boomers for Boston Globe Magazine recently. Rose Blake put paint to paper and created this silver haired fox and steely vixen for an article entitled ‘rethinking the golden years’. We love their stylish specs and geek-chic outfits, best of luck to the charming pair!
Jul 30, 2013 / 1 note

Boston Baby Boomers

One of our brightest young things found herself illustrating a couple of Baby Boomers for Boston Globe Magazine recently. Rose Blake put paint to paper and created this silver haired fox and steely vixen for an article entitled ‘rethinking the golden years’. We love their stylish specs and geek-chic outfits, best of luck to the charming pair!

Wait a minute Mr Postman, we haven’t finished colouring in!
Don’t put that diary away just yet because we’ve news of yet another CIA artist exhibiting in a summer exhibition. This time around it’s Sarah J Colemanwho will be one of 240 illustrators taking part in Darren Di Lieto (of the little chimp society) annual Mail Art Show. The idea is small and sweet, simply illustrate an envelope, send to Darren and you too could be part of one very big RSVP.
For more details see this wonderfully wacky exhibitions flyer! 
Jul 29, 2013

Wait a minute Mr Postman, we haven’t finished colouring in!

Don’t put that diary away just yet because we’ve news of yet another CIA artist exhibiting in a summer exhibition. This time around it’s Sarah J Colemanwho will be one of 240 illustrators taking part in Darren Di Lieto (of the little chimp society) annual Mail Art Show. The idea is small and sweet, simply illustrate an envelope, send to Darren and you too could be part of one very big RSVP.

For more details see this wonderfully wacky exhibitions flyer! 

Is that a pair of Sunglasses in your pocket or…?
It’s too hot for trousers, only pants will do-  but walking to work in your underwear may result in arrest and ruin your otherwise perfect day Don’t worry though, there’s a compromise in the shape of some fancy swimming trunks courtesy of Orelabar Brown in association with Jonas Bergstrand. Just check out this stylish pair, makes you want to start using your speedos as a hankie. Find out how you can buy and walk proudly down the highstreet/beach here
Jul 24, 2013 / 3 notes

Is that a pair of Sunglasses in your pocket or…?

It’s too hot for trousers, only pants will do-  but walking to work in your underwear may result in arrest and ruin your otherwise perfect day Don’t worry though, there’s a compromise in the shape of some fancy swimming trunks courtesy of Orelabar Brown in association with Jonas Bergstrand. Just check out this stylish pair, makes you want to start using your speedos as a hankie. Find out how you can buy and walk proudly down the highstreet/beach here

Bingo! Jakob’s gone and done it again!

Jakob Hinrichs is one clever chap, he has so many lightbulb moments we’re waiting for Regent Street to reel him in for Christmas. Jakob’s spin on ‘whistleblowing’ for US legal magazine Corporate Counsel needs no explanation - sometimes you just get the right chap working on the perfect case and Voila- a witty little work of art appears from nowhere. 
Don’t ya just love it when a beautiful plan comes together?
Jul 8, 2013 / 5 notes

Bingo! Jakob’s gone and done it again!

Jakob Hinrichs is one clever chap, he has so many lightbulb moments we’re waiting for Regent Street to reel him in for Christmas. Jakob’s spin on ‘whistleblowing’ for US legal magazine Corporate Counsel needs no explanation - sometimes you just get the right chap working on the perfect case and Voila- a witty little work of art appears from nowhere. 

Don’t ya just love it when a beautiful plan comes together?

Eat dirt Diets! Greasy, lardy dirt - it’s good for you!

Good news for Friday:  being a big ol’ fatty doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll die younger, hooray! Indeed, you may even live longer than your sylph-like compadres. ‘Eh’ say you? Surely piling on the pounds is a fast track to a heart attack, diabetes and a life spent in tracksuits? Not according to a recent study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association which revealed something called the ‘obesity paradox’. No that’s not a delicious new cocktail, it’s black & white statistics defying the very nature of a Kentucky fried chicken. Turns out the skinnies are dropping like hungry flies and need to start eating more then cheer up. 
Don’t believe us?Just click here and read all about it on Nature magazine. Of course all the boring nutritionists are up in toned arms about this report and would rather the America Journal kept it’s big fat mouth shut - hence Gary Neil’s fantastic illustration. 
Wonder if that journal is sponsored by Ronald McDonald? 
Jul 5, 2013 / 2 notes

Eat dirt Diets! Greasy, lardy dirt - it’s good for you!

Good news for Friday:  being a big ol’ fatty doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll die younger, hooray! Indeed, you may even live longer than your sylph-like compadres. ‘Eh’ say you? Surely piling on the pounds is a fast track to a heart attack, diabetes and a life spent in tracksuits? Not according to a recent study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association which revealed something called the ‘obesity paradox’. No that’s not a delicious new cocktail, it’s black & white statistics defying the very nature of a Kentucky fried chicken. Turns out the skinnies are dropping like hungry flies and need to start eating more then cheer up. 

Don’t believe us?Just click here and read all about it on Nature magazine. Of course all the boring nutritionists are up in toned arms about this report and would rather the America Journal kept it’s big fat mouth shut - hence Gary Neil’s fantastic illustration. 

Wonder if that journal is sponsored by Ronald McDonald? 

I spot a dotter, Raymondsdotter!
We love a spot of Maria Raymondsdotter illustration, as colourful characters go you really can’t get any more rainbow bright than her motley crew below!Maria’s fluorescent friends have been specially selected by get.snapsapp.com to appear in #SnapsShowcase! Do us a favour and help banish grey skies by sharing her work at: at  @MariaRaymondsdotter #MariaRaymondsdotter @Snapsapp #SnapsShowcase
Jul 3, 2013 / 1 note

I spot a dotter, Raymondsdotter!

We love a spot of Maria Raymondsdotter illustration, as colourful characters go you really can’t get any more rainbow bright than her motley crew below!Maria’s fluorescent friends have been specially selected by get.snapsapp.com to appear in #SnapsShowcase! Do us a favour and help banish grey skies by sharing her work at: at  @MariaRaymondsdotter #MariaRaymondsdotter @Snapsapp #SnapsShowcase

Who wear’s cool scarves? We wear cool scarves!

What’s this little minx so happy about? Is it because she’s got a two for one at Pizza Express? Or stolen all the office toilet roll? Has she just seen someone fall over? Perhaps she’s giggling about a sudden loss of eyebrow?
No my friends, blondie here is simply chuffed to her Danish core about a BRAND NEW SCARF! Yes, this is no ordinary scarf but a fancy pants new one from Noa designed by our Wendy Plovmand for Winter 2013. Wendy is no stranger to fashion, nor is she a slave to it, she’s simply a brilliant textile designer as well as brilliant illustrator and Boy George are we impressed! Well done Plovmand, it’s a wrap!  
Jul 1, 2013 / 3 notes

Who wear’s cool scarves? We wear cool scarves!

What’s this little minx so happy about? Is it because she’s got a two for one at Pizza Express? Or stolen all the office toilet roll? Has she just seen someone fall over? Perhaps she’s giggling about a sudden loss of eyebrow?

No my friends, blondie here is simply chuffed to her Danish core about a BRAND NEW SCARF! Yes, this is no ordinary scarf but a fancy pants new one from Noa designed by our Wendy Plovmand for Winter 2013. Wendy is no stranger to fashion, nor is she a slave to it, she’s simply a brilliant textile designer as well as brilliant illustrator and Boy George are we impressed! Well done Plovmand, it’s a wrap!  

All we see is Radio La La. And it’s jolly lovely.

We’re going GaGa for Radio’s little black book, our Cape Town Collective dropped in to CIA HQ yesterday armed with this foxy little number -  and a box of Krispy Cremes. 
It was a Beautiful moment.  Also moorishly sticky. ‘Yum’ say we.
‘The Selected Few' not only showcases Radio’s stunning imagery it also provides art directors with a treasure trove of inspiration, from illustrated maps to cartoon critters, TV adverts and vintage Travel Posters - there’s something to summon everyone out of their doughnutty slumber. We’ll be popping a sugary selection on the blog over the next couple of week so keep those peepers peeled and get in touch if you’d like one!
This post has been brought to you by an e number and the word dough nutty. Nice isn’t it?
Jun 28, 2013 / 4 notes

All we see is Radio La La. And it’s jolly lovely.

We’re going GaGa for Radio’s little black book, our Cape Town Collective dropped in to CIA HQ yesterday armed with this foxy little number -  and a box of Krispy Cremes. 

It was a Beautiful moment.  Also moorishly sticky. ‘Yum’ say we.

The Selected Few' not only showcases Radio’s stunning imagery it also provides art directors with a treasure trove of inspiration, from illustrated maps to cartoon critters, TV adverts and vintage Travel Posters - there’s something to summon everyone out of their doughnutty slumber. We’ll be popping a sugary selection on the blog over the next couple of week so keep those peepers peeled and get in touch if you’d like one!

This post has been brought to you by an e number and the word dough nutty. Nice isn’t it?

Taylor Seed to the rescue!
We know what you’re thinking: how the devil do I rustle up a dozen tastymadeleines before lunchtime?!! Heck, we’ve all been there, but don’t worry, this perfect pattern by Harriet Taylor Seed tells you everything you need to know from egg whisk to baking powder and back again. Phew! Thanks to Harriet we can all avoid ugly tea time faux-pas. Now go forth: make n’ bake at your leisure…
Jun 27, 2013 / 1 note

Taylor Seed to the rescue!

We know what you’re thinking: how the devil do I rustle up a dozen tastymadeleines before lunchtime?!! Heck, we’ve all been there, but don’t worry, this perfect pattern by Harriet Taylor Seed tells you everything you need to know from egg whisk to baking powder and back again. Phew! Thanks to Harriet we can all avoid ugly tea time faux-pas. Now go forth: make n’ bake at your leisure…

A BRIEF CASE OF GEORGE MELLY’S BRIEFCASE

Tomorrow night Le Gun are exhibting atThe French House, 49 Dean street, Soho 6-8 until sometime in the future… get there early for the pink gins!

Based on the contents of a briefcase once owned by the late Jazz Pirate and trout tickler George Melly, originally created for the much travelled installation ‘The Unknown Room’, this set of drawings captures Melly’s fantastical journey through scenes such as James Ensor’s Brussels, a decadent oriental bath house and an ancient lost civilisation. As one of Melly’s favourite watering holes the French House makes a fitting setting for this celebration of the great bon viveur…

Also check out Le Gun’s installation and drawings at the V & A, in the exhibition Memory Palace and filling the museum shop 
“For sheer dynamism and delight, Le Gun takes the cake with an ambulance driven by a winged shaman and a pack of foxes, evoking everything from the 1960s board game Operation to the prophetic visions of Ingmar Bergman’s film The Seventh Seal (1957). The Times 
Jun 26, 2013

A BRIEF CASE OF GEORGE MELLY’S BRIEFCASE

Tomorrow night Le Gun are exhibting atThe French House, 49 Dean street, Soho 6-8 until sometime in the future… get there early for the pink gins!

Based on the contents of a briefcase once owned by the late Jazz Pirate and trout tickler George Melly, originally created for the much travelled installation ‘The Unknown Room’, this set of drawings captures Melly’s fantastical journey through scenes such as James Ensor’s Brussels, a decadent oriental bath house and an ancient lost civilisation. As one of Melly’s favourite watering holes the French House makes a fitting setting for this celebration of the great bon viveur…

Also check out Le Gun’s installation and drawings at the V & A, in the exhibition Memory Palace and filling the museum shop 

For sheer dynamism and delight, Le Gun takes the cake with an ambulance driven by a winged shaman and a pack of foxes, evoking everything from the 1960s board game Operation to the prophetic visions of Ingmar Bergman’s film The Seventh Seal (1957). The Times