D&AD New Blood exhibition is always a visual overload – hundreds and hundreds of incredible work packs out the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch, and we usually have a hard time picking out the best. This year was no different. 

New Blood brings together a bunch of universities from around the country, to showcase the best graphic design, illustration, animation and photography work. I bumped into many different creative directors and founders of agencies who were looking for fresh talent.

The exhibition is open to the public all of today and tomorrow. I was lucky enough to be a stands judge with others from the industry, and then had a look around last night.

Here’s a mixture of excellent illustration and graphic design student work I discovered. These projects stood out to us due to originality, clear concept, how realistic the design is and how it caught my attention. 

Keep an eye out for our round-up of New Designers coming soon. 

Read on to see our pick of 2017’s best new grad talent.

Image: Calum Heath

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