License to Inspire
The Central Illustration Agency
Edited by Benjamin Cox

An eclectic mix of stunning artwork and fascinating interviews from the world’s most talented illustrators and industry innovators.

ISBN-10  0956572901
ISBN-13  978-0956572905

Publication date  14 July 2010

Net price  £25.00

Format  246x189mm, case-bound, 248 pages

Category  Art & Design/Business

BIC classification  A, AKL, AF

Territories  World

Rights  All

License to inspire is available to buy direct from Pirum Press, priced £25.00 including p&p.

Exclusive to Pirum Press with every book purchase, a free limited edition 380mm x 500mm poster.


  • A stunning showcase of the best work from the world’s most talented illustrators
  • Includes many previously unseen works
  • Packed full of industry insights and information
  • Includes interviews with industry heavyweights such as Sir John Hegarty, Sir Peter Blake, Tom Conran & Brian Grimwood

This beautifully crafted book is a stimulating mix of wonderful imagery and fascinating comment from key movers and shakers within the world of commercial illustration.

An invaluable resource for art buyers and other professionals within the creative industries this will soon become a recommended text for art students and particularly those who wish to work in the industry.

With inclusions from a diverse range of artists from Jonas Bergstrand to Sir Peter Blake, the book is packed with beautiful images and thought-provoking words.

Created by the acclaimed Central Illustration Agency, who have been associated with the brightest talent in illustrative art since 1983, this book will be an essential addition to any coffee table or agency library.

The showcase includes work from: 12foot6, Nik Ainley, Ian Bilbey, Sir Peter Blake, Bernard Blatch, Greg Bridges, Christopher Brown, Mick Brownfield, Candy Lab, Stanley Chow, Brian Grimwood, David Holmes, Darren Hopes, Peter Horridge, David Hughes, Kai & Sunny, Tim Marrs, Jeff Nishinaka, Pirates, John Royle, Yuko Shimizu, Paul Slater, Ray Smith, Simon Spilsbury, Mark Thomas, Benjamin Wachenje, Paul Wearing, Mike Wilks.