03. Alice Tye (opens in new tab)
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.
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.
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)
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.
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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