Including a number of new and previously unseen works from the past five decades, the exhibition’s title, ’Rock Paper Scissors’, refers to the three main areas in which Peter works, click here to watch him talking about the exhibition on the bbc website :
On a blustery Autumnal day when you’ve sacrificed your last £4.99 umbrella to a dreary commute, left your scarf on the bus and ruined those blue suede shoes there is only one thing left to do: pour yourself a pint of wine and makes friends with the sofa!
Thank heavens for Square Meal magazine and their guide to this seasons finest vintage! Following their top tips adorned by Paul Oakley’s swirly whirly sky we’re able to safely guzzle our way through the bleak mid-winter, hooray! Bottoms up!
Shotopop Sell out at The New York Comic Convention
Prepare to pick your jaw back up from the floor, Shotopop’s Shan Jiang has been flexing those drawing muscles yet again! Check out his awe-inspiring Middle Earth specially commisioned by pop culture gallery Mondo for The New York Comic Convention.
The incredibly detailed, originally hand-drawn prints were almost instantly sold out! After being sketched out, the poster was meticulously redrawn digitally, so that the 8 colour screen prints for maximum impact! Bam! One masterpiece coming right at ya!
Conde Nast’sWWD magazine is a leading authority on the latest trends in fashion, beauty & retail from around the globe which is why we’re chuffed to see Wendy’swatercolours splashed across an article on sustainability in their latest ‘Science’ Issue. Her inky butterflies and brilliant blooms bring writer Jennifer Weil’s clever words to life, if only our school text books had been this beautiful we might all be brain surgeons by now…
Ah well, lets just settle for learning more about sustainable face cream for now. Over to you Wendy:
Organised shoppers may have noticed Folio Society’s edition of ‘Never Let me Go’ byKazuo Ishiguro listed in The Telegraph’s online Christmas Gift Guide. CIA’s Kate Miller’s breathtaking illustrations have crafted Ishiguro’s haunting story of friendship & fate into an equisite object of desire- perfect for every erudite art lover! Don’t take our word for it, check it out on the Telegraph today:
Native New Yorker Tatiana Arocha has been visiting Coney Island’s Aquarium with her family since she was a little girl and still uses their marvellous marine life as inspiration in design and illustration. Now she is donating all profits from sales on her Acopladitos shop to a fund set up by the Aquarium to help ensure the safety of the animals and rebuild of the centre in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, so now you can save a sea horse and get your mitts on some delightful art work! All you need to do to earn a brownie point is click on the link below and spread the good word….:
Maths is experiencing a makeover thanks to Kai & Sunny who’ve been hired by Arts & Education consultant Emily Campbell to teach kids the relationship between numbers and pattern. Here’s a snapshot of them inspiring over 300 students at Abbeyfield School in Northampton with their Kaleidoscopic creations. Fired up with fresh enthusiasm the students proceeded to join our boys in an afternoon of mathematical design and produced some fantastic artwork!
So successful was the event that Kai & Sunny’s programme is now being run by all theAcademies! Hooray! Pie Charts can go eat dirt, highlighting your homework is just sooo last year…
Have you got your mother’s eyes, your father’s hair and your grandfather’s sparkling personality? Why is it that no matter how much we spend in Top Shop we still land up looking like our parents and resembling our siblings?
12foot6 explain all in their animation created for Dara O’Braian’s new Science Clubprogramme. Click below and find out how we arrived at our current understanding of inheritance, cripes- you’ve might even learn something!
In case you’ve been hiding under a duvet or fallen behind the sofa we would like to divert your attention to the Presidential Election results : OBAMA WON - IT WAS GRRRRREAT! There were tears, there was laughter, there were whoops & whistles and there was even Oprah! Quite frankly we’d be insane if we didn’t shamelessly next direct you to our shop where you can buy a delightful print of the charismatic chap byTristan Eaton. Pop it up on our wall and pretend you know all about politicks and everyfink, your friends will be impressed! : www.centralillustration.com/shop
Since the start of 2012 Sugar Snap Studios have established themselves as muralists capable of turning any child’s bedroom into a whimsical wonderland, their colourful critters and fantastical beasts now adorn nursery walls all around London and we thought it was high time us grown-ups got to enjoy a bit of their magic! Enough of this monkey business, lets get straight to the illustration- over to you Sugar Snaps:
'If it ain't broke, don't fix it' - that’s the motto Radio Times are living by this week after commisioning CIA’s Mark Thomas to recreate his iconic front cover for BBC Radio’s90th year.
The first wireless turned on and tuned in back in 1967 and we’ve been listening to ‘Gardeners Question Time’ ever since! Mark was first asked to create an art deco painting of Broadcasting House five years ago and his stylish illustration was so picture perfect the art director just asked for a couple of minor tweaks, we leave it up to you to spot the difference!
We’re wishing our friends in New York well this week in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we’ve just received news that resident New Yorker Jimi Crayon had to flee his hotel just after his illustrations were beamed across Times Square! Jimi’s rainbow brights were made using the latest tools from Microsoft in a live ’fresh paint app’ battle with fellow digital artists. His victory came at the end of a series of live art events forNew Balance and we’ll be grilling The Crayon on the madness behind his methods very soon, so watch this space! Good Luck New York, we hope Jimi’s designs cheer up your day!
The kettle’s on, a new sofa has arrived and there’s even some homemade cake! All that’s left to do now is kick back, take a pew and listen to some relaxing music - cue CIA’s Ben Cox!
Here he is on Bass, a DOUBLE Bass ‘cause that’s just the kinda guy he is. Perhaps Ben had an alternative guitar tutor at school, hell, we’re not going to criticise him. Instead we’re going to gather round and enjoy the serenade……..www.youtube.com
Remember remember the 5th Of November ‘cos 12foot6’s Bar Shorts are back in all their gunpowdery glory next Monday night!
Brace yourself for an evening of ‘creepy, bittersweet and surreal’ film & animation curated by director/film maker Chris Shepherd at The Old Queen’s Head. Where else can you sup on a pint(s) and witness work from pioneering animators Drew Cox & Marek Bereza, David Shrigley, Stephanie Thandi Johnstone, Will Anderson and of course the 12foot6 gang themselves?
Put down the sparklers, move away from the Roman Fountain and STAND AWAY FROM THE CATHERINE WHEEL ( they’re an accident waiting, just waiting to happen), get yourself down to The Old Queen’s Head, 44 Essex Road Islington, London N1 8LN