At Creative Review we are passionate about supporting emerging talent, and are delighted to be able to do so again with the second year of our Talenspotting initiative with JCDecaux. We’ve done the rounds of art and design degree shows to select the work of fifteen imagemakers, which will appear on over 1,000 JCDecaux digital screens across the country.
Illustration by Alan Vest from the Cleveland Collage of Art and Design as it will appear at King’s Cross station
Russell Gower, Creative Content Director at JCDecaux said, “This is the second year that we have worked with Creative Review to bring the work of new design talent to an audience of millions, celebrating the next generation of artists across our digital channel. We are delighted to bring this inspiring work for the public to enjoy when they are out and about.”
As well as sitting alongside some of our busiest roads, the screens can also be found at the biggest stations in the country including London’s Euston, King’s Cross, Liverpool Street, London Bridge, St. Pancras, Victoria and Waterloo as well as at Brighton, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool Lime Street, Manchester Piccadilly, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield and York.
Photograph by Nigel Maynard from Falmouth University as it will appear on London’s Oxford Street
They are also placed at major shopping destinations like Bluewater, intu Lakeside, Bullring (Birmingham), St David’s (Cardiff), Liverpool One, Trinity Leeds, and Eldon Square (Newcastle) and intu Metrocentre (Newcastle), West Quay (Southampton) and Brent Cross (London) and many more.
Mock-up of screen at St Pancras featuring an illustration by Freya Morgan from Central Saint Martins
The billboards will feature images captioned with the graduate’s name and university – you can read more about their work at creativereview.co.uk/talentspotting and follow the #CRtalentspotting project on our Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Last year’s Talentspotting scheme put our graduates’ work in front of over half the entire population of the UK. The initiative is part of JCDecaux’s ‘Beframeus‘ series of editorial projects, which launched in October 2014.
The graduates selected for our Talentspotting project so far are:
Alan Vest, Cleveland College of Art & Design
Alec Mezzetti, Leeds College of Art
Fly Chen, Central Saint Martins (work in situ shown top)
Fredrik Andersson, Camberwell College of Arts
Freya Morgan, Central Saint Martins
Hattie Clark, Bath Spa University
Molly Soar, Edinburgh College of Art
Nigel Maynard, Falmouth University
Tessa Mackenzie, Glasgow School of Art
Tom Abbiss Smith, Norwich University of the Arts
(More students will be added to this list)
Read more here:: CR and JCDecaux bring graduate artwork to screens across the country