CR and JCDecaux cover the UK with graduate work

Up to half the entire population of the UK will be able to see the work of the 20 art and design graduates chosen for our Talentspotting scheme in association with Creative Translation

Joseph Ball’s work as spotted on the Manchester Gateway JCDecaux digital screen

Up to half the entire population of the UK will be able to see the work of the 20 art and design graduates chosen for our Talentspotting scheme in association with Creative Translation

For four weeks this month, the work of 20 grads chosen by CR is appearing on JCDecaux digital screens across the UK. Those of you who follow us on Twitter will already have seen snaps of the work in situ as our followers spot the digital posters in rail stations, malls and supermarkets all over the country.

Ana Jaks’ work at Liverpool Street

We’ve chosen one image from each graduate. Among the key sites their work is appearing at are the Cromwell Road ‘Digital Gateway’ in London and the Trafford Tower in Manchester but over 1,000 landscape and portrait screens are being used to show the work.

The initiative is part of JCDecaux’s Beframeus stream of editorial projects. All the featured grads are listed at creativereview.co.uk/talentspotting and their work will be up on the screens until August 23. Many of them have also been tweeting images of the sites using the #CRtalentspotting hashtag. If you spot any of the screens while you are out and about please tweet them too.

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