CR and JCDecaux bring graduate artwork to screens across the country

We’re Talentspotting again. CR has chosen the work of graduate imagemakers to appear on over 1,000 of JCDecaux’s digital screens at stations, roadsides and shopping centres all over the UK

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 at a railway station
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
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.

Screen featuring an illustration by Freya Morgan from Central Saint Martins
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 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 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

Kate Sturney, University of South Wales 

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