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Introducing four new stars of illustration

03. Alice Tye (opens in new tab)

Family portrait of the Kenzo enterprise, 2014

Family portrait of the Kenzo enterprise, 2014

Alice Tye's work for the Camberwell graduate show of 2013 was a hugely charismatic series of paintings of film stills exploring the depiction of modernist architecture in cinema and its use as a signifier of alienation.

Peggy Guggenheim for Printed Pages magazine (2014)

Peggy Guggenheim for Printed Pages magazine (2014)

Like Tom Haugomat she has a sense of the cinematic, but instead of the eye of the storyboarder, Tye brings a subtle sense of atmosphere, emphasised by the lack of definition of the colour, the slight blur. This talent for atmosphere is what has attracted clients to commissioning individual and group portraits.

Illustration for article on Soho in The Gourmand magazine issue 4

Illustration for article on Soho in The Gourmand magazine issue 4

She is still a young talent but it seems clients are recognising a talent whose understated style brings something unique to the table of environmental portraiture.

04. Edward Carvalho Monaghan (opens in new tab)

Illustration for Form magazine issue 252

Illustration for Form magazine issue 252

We first noticed Edward Carvalho Monaghan's bold, psychedelic comic-book style in 2013, during a visit to Central Saint Martins' graduate exhibition.

Since leaving university with a BA Hons in graphic design, his surreal imagery has quickly earned him attention from an impressive array of clients, from Adobe to Transport for London to the Observer.

Take Up Thy Stethoscope, for Printed Pages

Take Up Thy Stethoscope, for Printed Pages

He cites psychedelic music and the work of avante guard filmmaker Alejandro Jodrowsky amongst his inspirations, but the young talent walks his own stylistic path. (Check out his top tips for what clients are looking for (opens in new tab) in 2015.)

This article first appeared inside Computer Arts issue (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab)235 (opens in new tab): Make 2015 your best year ever. Also inside issue 235 – what clients want from illustrators this year, type fundamentals and much more.

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